Digital Access and Metadata Librarian

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Created: November 27, 2019


Position: Digital Access and Metadata Librarian
Reports to: Coordinator of Technical Services

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian manages the development and implementation of metadata strategies that support the discovery and curation of the Libraries' digital content working collaboratively with Special Collections and Archives, Digital Scholarship, Digital Programs, and Library Information Technology.


  • Coordinate and manage the development and implementation of metadata strategies for the Libraries' digital content, including digital scholarship, born-digital archives, digitized content, electronic resources, streaming audio and video content, and research data
  • Develop workflow processes for digital content
  • Train department staff on metadata creation and coordinate their work
  • Participate in the evaluation of platforms for storage, discovery, and delivery of digital content.
  • Provide support for the management and preservation of born-digital institutional records including document management, data migration and normalization in collaboration with University Archives.
  • Provide backup support for the batch loading/exporting of MARC and non-MARC records.
  • Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations, presentations and publications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent
  • Three years related experience
  • Experience with descriptive metadata standards (i.e. MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, MARC)
  • Experience with metadata and content management systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments, as well as independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Commitment to professional development

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with scripting languages (i.e. PHP, Python, XSLT) to transform or remediate metadata
  • Knowledge of metadata within the context of digital scholarship
  • Knowledge of linked data principles and emerging trends in resource description and discovery (i.e. RDF, URIs, BIBFRAME)

Appointment will be made at the Assistant of Associate Librarian rank.

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

Marquette offers an outstanding benefits package including competitive health and other insurance policies, 4 weeks of vacation and tuition remission for employees, their spouses and dependents.

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2020. Submit application online to the University’s application site:


Published: Thursday, November 28, 2019 04:41 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, November 28, 2019 04:41 UTC