Metadata Librarian

Full time

Created: February 13, 2018
Washington, DC
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Description

Duties

Summary

This position serves as the Metadata Librarian and reports to the Chief of the Integrated Library System Program Office (ILSPO) in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services. ILSPO manages enterprise-wide systems in support of the Library's operations and mission to manage and provide access to the Library's collections. ILSPO staff collaborates with staff in all service units to manage projects; recommend, develop, test, and implement technology solutions that comply with the Library's established technical architecture and security requirements; support the creation, management, and distribution of the Library's high-quality descriptive metadata; and ensure integration within the Library's information technology environment.

This position is located in the Integrated Library System Program Office, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 360891 (GS-13) and 360892 (GS-14).

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

GS-13 Duties: Develops routine specifications and mappings of data elements to ensure the metadata comply with existing metadata policies and standards and meet indexing requirements. With a developed expertise in the metadata technical standards and practices, plans and carries out the work, resolving most of the conflicts that arise, and integrates and coordinates the work with other library areas. Under the general direction of the division chief who sets the general objectives and indicates available resources, the incumbent plans and manages metadata projects, applying standard project management methodologies. Performs data integrity testing. Develops and manages project plans for metadata migration and maintenance. Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and data sets. Develops data structures and access strategies in alignment with business and mission requirements for review by senior staff. Participates in the research, evaluation, development, and implementation of appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library's collections, both analog and digital. Contributes to oral and written reports and presentations on metadata systems and issues of concern to senior managers. Produces analyses and evaluations of metadata and related projects. Serves as liaison with internal stakeholders. Participates on Library teams working on metadata and library system projects.

GS-14 Duties: Independently develops, plans, and manages complex metadata projects, applying standard project management methodologies. Develops and manages project plans for metadata migration and maintenance. Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and data sets. Manages projects from conception through implementation applying best practices and library standards. Ensures clear and frequent communication with stakeholders and managers across the Library and with external stakeholders nationally and internationally. Serves as an expert in library metadata technical standards and practices. Oversees the development of specifications and mappings of data elements to ensure the metadata comply with existing metadata policies and standards and meet indexing requirements. Exercises (join this area up with the next line)considerable discretion and judgement concerning the interpretation and implementation of existing policy and makes analytical and technical decisions that lead to, or form the basis for major library policy on metadata by top management. Plans and coordinates the development of data structures and access strategies in alignment with business and mission requirements. Manages the research, evaluation, development, and implementation of appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library's collections, both analog and digital. Prepares and delivers oral and written reports and presentations on metadata systems and issues of concern to senior managers and external stakeholders. Produces analyses and evaluations of metadata and related projects and presents them to stakeholders at all levels of the Library.


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