Metadata and Systems Librarian

Greenbelt, MD
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Created: December 15, 2015


Metadata and Systems Librarian

Cadence Group seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, and innovative individual for a full-time Metadata and Systems Librarian position. The successful candidate will experience creating and maintaining metadata, a solid knowledge of established and emerging metadata standards, strong technical aptitude, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team-oriented environment.

The Metadata and Systems Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting digital information in all formats, applying indexing and metadata, and maintaining the Library's bibliographic and archival databases. This includes metadata application, authority control, quality control, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item- and collection-level data for a variety of print and digital materials.

As a member of the Electronic Library Systems Team, the Metadata and Systems Librarian reports to the Team Lead and works independently as well as with teammates, library colleagues, patrons, and community partners to develop and provide access to information and materials that support the scientific and engineering research needs of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Job responsibilities:
• Employs emerging metadata schemas to make library resources available to patrons.
• Designs and maintains repository collections using the Fedora Commons architecture.
• Adds digital images, video, multimedia and other formats to the intuitional repository using XML metadata.
• Plans migration of the Institutional Repository's records from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 and collaborates with Systems Team on design of new repository site.
• Assures the quality of cataloging and metadata records in the ILS and Institutional Repository.
• Performs original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-print materials, and e-resources, using traditional cataloging principles and practices to input records into OCLC and the local ILS, SirsiDynix Symphony.
• Stays abreast of new developments relevant to metadata, cataloging, and digitization.
• Serves as a resource person concerning metadata, database maintenance, record loading, workflow issues, cataloging, and classification.
• Maintains statistics and produces monthly reports.
• Helps determine current and future library automation requirements and recommend solutions and changes.
• Ensure reliable access to subscribed electronic information resources.
• Plans and provides library technology training for library staff on library automation services and products.
• Provides input into the planning, implementation, and support of library technology, focusing on the technologies that improve the efficiency, agility, and capacity of the library.

• Master’s degree in Library/Information Science, Archives, or other relevant field from an accredited program.
• Demonstrated knowledge of file formats, media migration, metadata, database management, and digitization techniques.
• Knowledge of and recent experience with established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification.
• Experience with XML, RDF, and one or more metadata schemas (Dublin Core, MADS, MODS, METS, EAD) and tools (XSLT, XQuery, SQL, SPARQL, OAI/PMH, etc.).
• Knowledge of cross-walking metadata between standard formats
• Knowledge and understanding of Network protocol, TCP/IP, Intranets; Internets/WWW applications in libraries; OCLC Digital formats, conversion alternatives, and metadata standards.
• Experience with a repository system such as Fedora Commons and an XML editor such as Oxygen.
• Knowledge of Drupal or similar content management systems.
• Knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging standards (AACR2R, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats) and familiarity with RDA and FRBR.
• Experience cataloging book and non-book formats in an automated environment using OCLC and an ILS, such as SirsiDynix Symphony.
• Proven ability to work effectively with management, employees, and customers.
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate complex information effectively.
• Demonstrated excellent analytical/ problem-solving capabilities.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
• Ability to operate, maintain, and evaluate Library Systems.
• Ability to learn specialized library software and hardware applications.

To apply, go to the following link, complete the short form, and upload your resume.  Be sure to indicate you are applying for the Metadata and Systems Librarian position.

Cadence Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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