Metadata Analysis Librarian

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Salary: 52,000
Created: February 18, 2020


Working Title: Metadata Analysis Librarian

Rank: Lecturer

Job Number: 512845

Job Description: The Metadata Analysis Librarian is an entry-level position that focuses on the creation, maintenance, analysis and enrichment of metadata representing the Library’s collections. The Librarian also works on high priority, unique projects, such as: analysis of themes relevant to diversity, inclusiveness, and equity within the Library’s collections; recommendations for increasing the ability of the Library’s collections in service of its most marginalized communities; and development of policy to enhance the accessibility of metadata creation processes. The Librarian is expected to communicate effectively about projects with colleagues and the professional community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in library and/or information science or early career information professional or related field
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Evidence of strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Working knowledge of at least one metadata creation and editing tool (e.g. OpenRefine);
  • Familiarity with at least one non-MARC metadata standard (e.g. Dublin Core)
  • Experience working with metadata in a digital library environment;
  • Familiarity with or knowledge of Linked Data;
  • Excellent time management and ability to successfully handle multiple priorities;
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously;
  • Ability to establish and build collaborative working relationships with a wide range of people;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Demonstrated commitment to service;
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Familiarity with archival descriptive standards (especially DACS) and/or encoding standards (especially EAD and EAC-CPF);
  • Demonstrated skills with tools for data manipulation, such as Open Refine, XSLT, or a scripting language such as Python or Ruby.  

Employment Conditions:

  • Must have background Check

How to apply for this job: Applications must be submitted online at

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Employee Category: Administrative & Professional

Percent Employment: Full-time

Pay Range: $52,000

Department: Library

Work Location: Blacksburg, VA

Review Date: 3/12/2020


Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 18:46 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 18:46 UTC