Metadata Management Librarian
Brown University

 Brown University Library

Metadata Management Librarian

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, creative, and technically-savvy
professional for the role of Metadata Management Librarian.
Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Metadata
Management Librarian's major responsibilities will involve working with batch-
loaded and locally-created metadata to ensure accuracy, consistency, and
utility across the Library's discovery platforms. S/he will
also provide metadata expertise in support of these discovery tools, write
documentation, consult with and train colleagues, and be active in building
external relationships and professional development.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills,
and experience:

• MLS or equivalent graduate degree

• 3-5 years or relevant experience in an academic library, archive, or
comparable environment

• Demonstrated experience creating, editing, and transforming metadata (MARC
and non-MARC)

• Demonstrated experience with various metadata schema (e.g., AACR2, RDA,
MODS, Dublin Core, VRA)

• Demonstrated experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of
academic resources

• Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills

• Experience in transformation of XML documents using XSLT

• Experience writing scripts in common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP,
Python, Ruby. Experience with MarcEdit or similar tools

• Self-motivation with strong time management skills and the ability to
exercise independent judgment


• Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.

• Familiarity with established or emerging name authority/identifier
initiatives (e.g., NACO, VIAF, ORCID, ISNI)

• Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS; Blacklight, VuFind, or similar
discovery systems; Summon, EDS, or Primo.

• Experience with Serials Solutions services and/or OCLC Metadata Collection

To apply for this position (Job # B01542), please visit Brown's Online
Employment website (, complete an application
online, attach documents, and submit for immediate
consideration. Documents should include cover letter,
resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three
references. Review of applications will continue until the
position is filled.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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