The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Metadata Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Metadata Librarian establishes procedures for the creation, maintenance, and reuse of metadata for digital and nontraditional library collections. The incumbent performs quality control on metadata for digital collections; transforms metadata for ingest into Mason’s institutional repository, digital collections platforms, and Mason’s contribution to Digital Virginias (a new DPLA hub). The Metadata Librarian is expected to stay abreast of evolving national and international post-MARC cataloging developments; assist in the development, documentation, and implementation of new policies and procedures; and work collegially across the Libraries, University, and Washington Research Library Consortium. The incumbent performs complex copy and original description of a variety of audiovisual and other materials as needed and creates and edits name authority records for inclusion in the Library of Congress Name Authority File. The Metadata Librarian may also participate in catalog management and record enhancement activities; retrieve and edit record sets, train and oversee the work of staff; and serve on local and regional library committees as appropriate.
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