Metadata Librarian for Digital & E-Resources

Chicago, IL
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Created: February 10, 2022


DePaul University Library enthusiastically invites applications for the position of Metadata Librarian for Digital & E-Resources.


Reporting to the Coordinator of Technical Services, the Metadata Librarian for Digital & E-Resources is responsible for creating, harvesting, enhancing, and maintaining metadata to optimize discovery across library systems. You will lead the implementation of batch processing and automation for metadata and cataloging enrichment and develop innovative approaches to generating metadata at scale. You will serve as an expert on emerging metadata trends and collaborate with internal and external partners to create solutions that ensure optimal discovery of the Library’s collections. Library staff work in a highly supportive, collegial culture that encourages active participation in meaningful and valuable skills training and professional development. 

Responsibilities & Duties

Discovery Enhancement & Batch Processing

  • Analyzes e-resource entitlements and addresses gaps in discoverability.
  • Evaluates vendor record sets and other metadata options for e-resource packages to determine best options for discovery.
  • Implements and manages data load and processing activities that support library operations and discovery, such as creating import profiles for OCLC updates, acquisitions data, and MARC record sets.
  • Performs metadata and cataloging creation and enrichment projects at scale using data manipulation tools and programming languages.
  • Performs data maintenance.
  • Assesses data integrity and quality, and remediates problems as they arise.
  • Performs complex copy and original cataloging for individual electronic resources as needed.

Metadata Standards & Practices Management

  • Leads development and implementation of best practices for non-MARC metadata, including evaluation of workflows, policies, tools, and procedures.
  • Supports digital projects by developing documentation and training materials, leading metadata creation, and selecting appropriate schemas and taxonomies.
  • Implements harvesting processes to improve sharing of and reuse of metadata at scale.
  • Performs data mapping and transformations, leveraging non-MARC data sources to enable discovery and facilitate interoperability between systems.
  • Collaborates with library staff to ensure seamless development and implementation of electronic resources cataloging and metadata workflows and procedures.

Interested? The first consideration date is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. For more details about this position and to apply please visit:

We look forward to seeing your application!

Last updated: Thursday, February 10, 2022 16:44 UTC