Monday, June 6, 2011

Metadata Librarian II

Metadata Librarian II

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

The Metadata Librarian II, as part of the Metadata Management Department, will provide original metadata for analog and digital resources in all subject areas using a wide array of metadata schema and content standards including RDA. The Metadata Librarian should be familiar with and have expertise in various metadata schema, controlled vocabularies, content standards, and encoding methods. The Metadata Librarian II 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. The Metadata Librarian II will manage, supervise, and train the Department’s Metadata Assistants including setting daily and long-term priorities, managing workflow, training staff in new content standards, and reviewing and revising metadata created by the Metadata Assistants.

ALA accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science required; 3 to 5 years 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.
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The University’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world.  The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit
About Snell Library at Northeastern University
Snell Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. The Library holds 967,000 volumes, 126,000 e-books, 35,000 electronic journals, and welcomes well over one million visitors a year. The Library provides award-winning research and instructional services, a pioneering multi-media content creation space, a very popular Meet the Author series, and is home to internationally-recognized special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The Library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives, building on its institutional repository and digitization of special collections. Snell Library continues to break new ground in scholarly communications, interdisciplinary research, and the emerging field of transliteracy— the ability to read, write, and interact across multiple media formats.  Snell Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; first consideration will go to those received by June 30, 2011.

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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.

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