Metadata Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Location: United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Academic Librarianship
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Req Number: mit-00005962
Department: Libraries
Location(s): Cambridge MA
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Administrative

METADATA LIBRARIAN, MIT Libraries-Metadata Services Unit, to be responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of monographic materials in all formats, creating and maintaining authority records, and creating metadata for digital projects. Will serve as a resource for staff performing copy cataloging and assist unit manager with training, workflow redesign, and project management; work with metadata specialist who leads the unit and collaborate with library staff engaged in metadata creation; direct students and supervise the work of staff as needed; keep current with emerging standards; and participate in committees and on projects within the MIT Libraries and beyond. Full description available at .

=ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS;
=At least three years’ cataloging/metadata experience;
=Experience with cataloging and authorities standards and practices using AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification;
=Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, FGDC, MODS, METS, PREMIS, and VRA Core;
=Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of team;
=Success in deadline-driven project work;
=Proven ability to manage and prioritize projects and train staff
=Demonstrated awareness of national trends and developments in cataloging, metadata standards, and information retrieval.
=Three years’ professional cataloging/metadata experience in an academic or research library;
=Supervisory experience; working familiarity with at least one repository software package, e.g., DSpace or Fedora; familiarity with Dublin Core;
=Experience working with one or more non-MARC metadata format, ideally in a digital library environment; and knowledge of XML and RDF preferred.



Date Posted: 2008-10-09

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