Thursday, April 12, 2012

Job posting: Digital Collections & Metadata Librarian

OHSU Library is hiring a Digital Collections & Metadata Librarian. The position is located in the library's Content Management & Systems department, but will work closely with Historical Collections & Archives to develop our digital collections. The full job posting is below:

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library in Portland seeks a Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian to oversee our Digital Resources Library (DRL) and metadata for all library collections. OHSU is the state's only comprehensive public academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry, and the College of Pharmacy. Please visit for further information.

The OHSU Library seeks a Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian who will bring energy, creativity, and an expansive vision to lead the effort to optimize metadata output and design new ways to expose the Library's collections. The qualified candidate will be responsible for overseeing the creation and strategic application of metadata across a wide range of materials, both digital and physical collections, coordinating and supervising metadata creation by staff, student employees, and interns. The individual will supervise 1.5 FTE of classified staff. He or she will work closely with the Head of Historical Collections & Archives to coordinate metadata projects for special collections materials in all formats. As part of the management of the DRL, the Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian’s responsibilities may also include: designing and building digital collections; planning for collection growth and strategic change; leading the development of policies, procedures, and documentation; working with faculty and other partners to deposit material. The individual will be expected to monitor national and international trends in metadata, cataloging, and discovery; foster a culture of productivity and user-centered practices; and organize training to ensure that members of the department are current in their metadata skills. Additional responsibilities include representing the OHSU Library in a local consortium of health sciences libraries and in the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

As a member of the Library Faculty, the Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian participates in planning, policy formation and decision-making relating to health sciences services, collections and technologies. This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.

A graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program is required. Three years experience in a health sciences or academic library is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience with digital collections creation and management tools, and institutional repository software such as CONTENTdm and Fedora; awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and digital library development; experience working with campus faculty and staff on digital projects; familiarity selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies; knowledge of best practices for managing and preserving digital collections. Qualified applicants must demonstrate an understanding of established and emerging metadata schemes (Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, EAD), content standards (AACR2, RDA), and thesauri (LCSH, MESH); working knowledge of classification standards (NLM, LC), FRBR concepts, and authority records; experience with one or more metadata manipulation and scripting languages (e.g. XSLT, Java, Perl, Python, or PHP); and, knowledge of XML, OAI-PMH and/or OAI-ORE. Model candidates will have experience with project management techniques and tools, demonstrable experience as a trainer, and the ability to work independently and in team environments. Excellent communication and analytical skills are required. Demonstrated familiarity with the basic principles and standards for descriptive cataloging of rare printed materials, archival and manuscript material, and visual material is preferred.

Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured, twelve-month faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian reports to Emily McElroy, Head of Content Management and Systems. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.

Applications and Nominations: To view the full position description and requirements, please visit our website at, search for position IRC 36131 and apply online. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. OHSU is an AA/EO employer.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Mark Malangoni, "Evolution in the Managment of Splenic Injury" lecture video

Video of "Evolution in the Management of Splenic Injury," last week's lecture by Dr. Mark Malangoni, is now available on our Website. This was the third lecture in the 2011/2012 OHSU History of Medicine Society series.

Please refer to our Website for a full list of HOM Society lectures, which include videos for lectures given from 2005 to the present.