Now Hiring! University of Texas at Arlington Library seeks Metadata Librarian

Monday, November 18, 2019 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Special Collections of the University of Texas at Arlington Library is pleased to announce an opening for Metadata Librarian. 

Primary responsibilities include original and copy cataloging of Special Collections maps, books, ephemera, sheet music, and broadsides, etc.; creation and maintenance of MARC records for archival collections for upload to OCLC; and review of encoded finding aids for upload to Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO).  Successful candidate will also lead discussion and training for new cataloging and metadata policy, best practices and workflows. 

View the job announcement at https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/10441

Special Collections collects and provides access to historical research materials in all formats relating to Texas; the U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848; the cartographic history of Texas, the Gulf of Mexico and the Southwest; and the political history of Mexico, 1810-1920.  Our map collection is housed in the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library (VGCHL) which was established in 1978.  The VGCHL focuses on five centuries of exploration and mapping of the New World, with particular emphasis on the region of the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and the Greater Southwest including Northern Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.  Our growing map collection contains thousands of maps and atlases dating from 1493 to the present and features works of noted cartographers including Waldseemüller, Ortelius, Hondius, Coronelli, DeLisle and more.  We are committed to exceptional research assistance, teaching, outreach and collaborative partnerships that engage our users in a learning environment that fosters creativity, exploration and innovation. 

Contact Brenda McClurkin, mcclurkin@uta.edu, 817.272.7512, with questions. 



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