MTU Cork Campus

Assistant Librarian- Grade VI – Metadata and Research Data Services
(1 year fixed-term, whole-time contract – Leave Cover)
Reporting to: Head Librarian – Cork Campus
The successful candidate will be based in the Cork campus

Overview of the role:
An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Librarian on a 12-month fixed terms basis. The University
Library seeks a forward-thinking Metadata and Research Data Services Assistant Librarian to lead in the implementation, assessment and provision of metadata and data management services that support research efforts at the University in the context of Open Science initiatives and ongoing developments in scholarly communication.

The Metadata and Research Data Services Librarian
provides expertise and leadership to MTU Library and the broader University community on metadata and related issues during every phase of the data cycle. These will include, but are not limited to research data management, data repository and storage platforms and service activity reporting. They will play a crucial role in securing the quality of research data in all its manifestations, across multiple disciplines, in this way enabling optimal use and reuse of the data.

The Assistant Librarian role oversees the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the Library’s physical and virtual collections. The successful candidate will manage the ongoing work of the Cataloguing team and is responsible for the cataloguing of materials in all formats. The position will involve
working closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloguing and repository maintenance/development and non-MARC metadata creation within the Library.


Application Process:
Applications by MTU eRecruitment system only. Applications will not be accepted in any other format.

Contact details: Daniel Spillane

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is
1.00 pm on Monday, 14 March 2022.

Munster Technological University

MTU Cork Campus
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