Metadata Librarian

Stanford, California
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Created: July 13, 2022


Lane Medical Library is seeking a motivated and resourceful Metadata Librarian (Librarian 2) responsible for creation and maintenance of metadata representing Lane Medical Library’s digital and physical collections of resources, primarily monographs, databases, digital resources, and other formats as needed. This position provides metadata management expertise and procedural/workflow consistency while monitoring external developments and changing needs to assess and anticipate needed changes and enhancements. This position will also be responsible for creating and maintaining authority records within our cataloging database.

Reporting to the Director of Resource Management, the Metadata Librarian will be responsible for defining and investigating the evolution of metadata workflows, practices, and policies at Lane Library during our migration, transition, and adoption of FOLIO with the greater Stanford University library system. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the work of metadata staff, including assigning projects and work as necessary, setting goals and priorities, and answering and responding to any metadata related questions.

Duties Include

  • Acts as Lane’s metadata expert by answering questions from staff, colleagues around campus, and patrons regarding metadata for all types of library resources, including workflows and processes related to cataloging work at Lane.

  • Responsible for daily metadata and cataloging decisions and workflows, including original cataloging and clean-up of all new materials cataloged by copy catalogers.

  • Responsible for coordinating and running batch edits and batch loading. Captures, creates, and transforms bibliographic and authority metadata in MAchine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) format using various systems, including MARCEdit, batch editing tools in Voyager and later FOLIO.

  • Make recommendations for the upgrade of electronic and manual resource tools.

  • Analyze the technical and access needs for a unit of the library system.

  • Evaluate and make recommendations to management on plans, operations and policies for a library unit.

  • Co-lead in training staff to do cataloging and metadata work  in FOLIO, OCLC, and with other tools like MarcEdit.

  • May manage staff or student staff.

  • Other duties may also be assigned



Published: Thursday, July 14, 2022 03:15 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, July 14, 2022 03:15 UTC