Digital Collections and Metadata Coordinator, San Jose State University

The University Library Digital Collections Specialist works collaboratively with colleagues at SJSU Library and within the California State University system to catalog and create metadata for digital and physical library collections and artifacts in a variety of platforms. This position reports to the Library’s Director of Data and Resource Management and receives work lead direction from the Library’s Head of Systems and Metadata.  SJSU Library is committed to bringing anti-racism practices into library services and operations. This position advances strategic initiatives in this area and ensures day-to-day business functions are aligned with the library’s core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This position specializes in creating, maintaining, and enhancing metadata for complex and varied digital media types. Format types include audio, video, and 3D assets; Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) objects and programs; born-digital and digitized documents; and other digital objects. This position may also work with traditional print formats including music scores, ephemera, and periodicals.  The Specialist identifies and implements novel solutions for new and emerging format types, working closely with colleagues to establish policies and practices that enhance discoverability, interoperability, and preservation of the Library’s digital materials. The Specialist creates metadata that is inclusive, culturally accurate, and supports campus EDI principles while adhering to national standards, local policies and procedures, in compliance with the policies and best practices set forth by CSU-side ULMS governance. The Specialist is encouraged to participate in professional organizations, initiatives, and discussions that improve digital collection practices and further inclusive, representative metadata practices.

Equal Employment Statement:

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.