NFPA Taxonomy and Metadata Librarian

Quincy, MA
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Created: July 2, 2015


The primary roles of the Taxonomist and Metadata Librarian is to support the NFPA's mission as an information and knowledge organization through the creation and management of our metadata structure and, in liason with content creators, implement a fully interoperable taxonomy in our systems and products.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Develop, evaluate, and implement taxonomt for internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in training of contect creators and other departments in the use of controlled vocabulary, search process, and other functions
  • Describe materials using standard metadata schema with attention to accuracy and appropriate level of detail
  • Provide consultation services to NFPA staff on metadata creation, taxonomy structure, governance and implementation for NFPA staff in support of digital initiatives
  • Support the library and information management functions of the association as directed
Job Requirements
  • Graduate degree work in library information science from an ALA-accredited institution and/or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of experience with taxonomy development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflow and prioritize multiple tasks, attention to detail, and complex problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with standard metadata formats (e.g., MARC, EAD TEI, VRA Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, etc.)
  • Understanding of search engine optimization
  • High degree of comfort and interest in innovation, electronic records, and information technology
  • Ability to work individually and with a team to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with coworkers, superiors, and stakeholders
  • Strong reading and writing skills; must be able to analyze written content for unfamiliar subject areas in order to make recommendations for changes to taxonomy as needed
  • Demonstrated initiative in investigation new ideas and implementing change
  • A commitment to strong customer service within and outside of the library
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs



Published: Thursday, July 2, 2015 14:50 UTC

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