Northeastern University: Metadata Librarian

Northeastern University

Position: Metadata Librarian

Deadline Date: Application requested by October 29, 2010

Northeastern University Libraries seeks a dynamic, energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated librarian to join its dedicated, innovative, and service-oriented staff.

The Metadata Librarian, as part of the Metadata Management Department, will provide metadata for analog and digital resources in all subject areas using a wide array of metadata schema and content standards including RDA (Northeastern is an RDA National Test site). The Metadata Librarian should be familiar with and have expertise in various metadata schema, controlled vocabularies, content standards, and encoding methods. The Metadata Librarian will be responsible for managing and supervising metadata projects and will work closely with the new Digital Library Management program and emerging services for the campus.

Qualifications: ALA accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science required; cataloging or metadata experience preferred; demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international metadata standards, metadata schemas, and the latest trends and issues in libraries and information science. The successful candidate should have excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, and project management skills as well as a strong service orientation, technical aptitude, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; first consideration will go to those received by October 29, 2010.

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.