Discovery and Metadata Coordinator -- University of Arkansas -- Little Rock, AR

Position Available: Discovery and Metadata Coordinator/R97034

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks applications for the position of Discovery and Metadata Coordinator (R97034). The Discovery & Metadata Coordinator provides leadership, mentoring, and supervision for and serves as head of the Discovery & Metadata Team. This team is responsible for providing an excellent user discovery and access experience while supporting a range of services including e-resources, metadata, and library systems. The team is an important and innovative component of the university's library and archives division (Collections and Archives) as part of a unit named Technology and Digital Initiatives (TDI). Under the supervision of the Director of TDI, this position leads a team of 3 librarians and 2 FTE staff to promote access to and discovery of library and archival resources as well as to collaborate with personnel across the division and university. The position will oversee staff training and performance evaluations, foster an environment that supports professional excellence, advocate for resources, plan and manage projects and personnel, as well as build and maintain relationships. This position holds a 12-month faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure.

Little Rock is Arkansas’s capital city and center of government, commerce, education, and arts and culture. The city is listed as one of America’s Top Ten Best Value Cities (, ranked #1 is “America’s 10 Great Places to Live”(Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine), and named one of America’s “Five Secret Foodie Cities” (Forbes Travel Guide). Rich in history, the city is also home to future-oriented ventures like Heifer Village (imagine a world free of hunger and poverty) and the new Technology Park (a 21st-century idea factory). With a mild climate and a variety of scenic experiences, Little Rock offers outdoor adventures for runners, bicyclists, campers, or just the occasional walk along the river trail.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school or approved terminal degree.

Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years of experience in management positions in an academic library; experience with implementing new library trends and technologies.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Careers link on the Human Resources’ website at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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