Metadata Operations Specialist

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Salary: Minimum salary $58,500
Created: September 8, 2021


Columbia University Libraries seeks a temporary Metadata Operations
Specialist to support the Audio and Moving Image Preservation Mellon grant.
Using discretion and independent judgement, the Metadata Operations
Specialist will provide operational support in maintaining cataloging and
metadata records management. This is a full-time temporary position ending
on 3/31/22 (with possibility of extension).

- Work type: Full Time
- Location: Morningside
- School/Department: Libraries
- Grade: Grade 10
- Categories: Libraries
- Job Type: Officer of Administration
- Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week
- Salary Range: Minimum salary $58,500


- Maintain and create cataloging and metadata records for digital
resources in a variety of formats, e.g. audio recordings and moving images,
using established library cataloging standards, assignment of subject
headings using Library of Congress subject headings or FAST, etc.
- Performs quality review and remediation for metadata for digital
resources in a variety of formats, e.g., audio recordings, and moving
images; remediation of existing metadata records, normalization of creator
names in metadata records against the Library of Congress Name Authority
- Assists with quality control, maintenance of procedures and
contributes to reports for the Mellon Corporation. Performs other duties as

Minimum qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent related experience required.
- A minimum of 0-2 years of related experience or relevant coursework.
- Relevant work experience in an academic environment.
- Demonstrated aptitude for working with emerging technologies.
- Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems.
- In depth knowledge of metadata format and content standards.
- Working knowledge of cataloging standards and procedures (RDA, MODS,
- Demonstrated aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work.

How to apply


Timothy Ryan Mendenhall (he/him/his)
Metadata Librarian
Columbia University Libraries
Original and Special Materials Cataloging
102 Butler Library
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 851-2452


Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 21:26 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 21:26 UTC