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Saturday, July 20, 2013

P/T - Metadata Librarian, LaGuardia Community College (NY)

(PT) Metadata Librarian, LaGuardia Community College – NY

LaGuardia Community College is seeking an adjunct/part-time librarian to assist with the planning, implementation and management of metadata creation for College information. The Metadata Librarian will report to the Deputy Chief Librarian and work with other Library personnel, College departments, faculty, and staff; s/he will also be part of the Knowledge Management Team.



Completes non-teaching projects or complex work in support of a Campus or University administrative or academic department. This work is generally of a temporary nature and requires specialized experience or expertise.

JOB TITLE Metadata Librarian (Non-Teaching Adjunct, Level 2 or 3) – Library

FLSA Exempt


The Metadata Librarian will:

- Develop best practices for the development, use, and reuse of institutional metadata in a college-wide knowledge management project.

- Harvest metadata using various software solutions.

- Establish and maintain authority records using appropriate thesauri.

- Conduct user testing and other assessment activities.

- Participate in data sharing, digital collaboration, project management, and workflow development.


Bachelor’s Degree required.


Level 2: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution required.

Level 3: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a second subject Master’s required.

- Two years of experience working with metadata, preferably in an academic setting

- Experience and working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, and XML; experience with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, and RDA

- Ability to work autonomously in a collaborative team environment required; strong oral and written communication skills


Level 2: $38.91/hr. – $43.98/hr

Level 3: $44.12/hr. – $52.37/hr


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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