Position Summary:

Analyze, create, enrich and transform metadata in MARC and non-MARC formats.  Promote and inform constituencies on metadata standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Metadata Management:  Create, revise, enrich, and adapt high quality descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata in both MARC and non-MARC formats for physical, digitized, and born-digital resources at the item- and collection-levels. Utilize technologies and tools, such as bulk editing, automation techniques, and programmatic methods, to create, remediate, enrich, and transform metadata, often in collaboration with other departments.  

Training and Support: Work collaboratively with metadata and catalog librarians, archivists, programmers, IT staff, and faculty to implement and promote metadata standards and services.  Offer workshops and instruction to library staff, faculty and students on metadata standards and participate on Five College committees.  Maintain expertise with metadata standards and digital technologies and monitor trends in metadata services. Advise the department staff of key technological developments in the field and participates in national, regional, and local collaborative programs.

Perform related duties as required.



Education/Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; 1 to 3 years of relevant professional library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills:  Strong organization, problem solving, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; ability to apply complex procedures and to organize and prioritize work effectively; attention to detail. Familiarity with current metadata standards, such as BIBFRAME, RDA, Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, RDF and other emerging data standards. 

Additional Information:

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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