REPOST: METADATA LIBRARIAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Location: United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
Academic Librarianship
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cataloging and Metadata Services

Metadata Librarian (Librarian I or II)
Req Number: mit-00005962
Department: Libraries
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 .

= an 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; and
= 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. MIT-00005962-P


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