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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Metadata Mgmt Librarian, Fordham U (NY)

Metadata Management Librarian, Fordham University (NY)

DEPARTMENT: Walsh Library, Rose Hill


 Manages and processes electronic and print cataloging records using Sirsi Symphony Library System.
 Ensures quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as RDA, MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCRI, AMIM, OCLC cataloging practices and other appropriate cataloging/metadata standards.
 Manages the appropriate consistency of collection and item-level description and quality control across all digital collections.
 Consults with Fordham University stakeholders about best metadata practices, workflows and tools to facilitate research data management.
 Participates in library digital projects using CONTENTdm or other digital collections software. Keeps abreast of developments in electronic publishing
 Develops documentation for the creation and application of metadata and provide training and consultation to faculty and library staff.
 Provides leadership in the development and management of metadata curation and assessment
 Assists in the development of plans, practices, workflows and priorities with in the unit.
 Supervises and trains students and staff members working on metadata quality control and database management projects.
 Creates and maintains local documentation on metadata standards and application guidelines.
 Develops and provides training to university community regarding resource description and metadata management.
 Prepares grant proposals


 M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution
 Experience in creating, editing and transforming metadata
 Minimum of 2 years’ experience in technical services of an academic library
 In-depth knowledge of an integrated library system, Sirsi Symphony highly preferred.
 Experience using OCLC Connexion and CONTENTdm
 Working knowledge of a variety of resource description standards, formats and schemes including but not limited to RDA, Dublin Core, XML, BIBFRAME, MARC bibliographic and authority formats.
 Professional experience with non-MARC metadata standards.
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong commitment to teamwork.
 Aptitude for technology and a willingness to learn new systems, software and data manipulation tools.
 Experience in grant writing

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

START DATE: 8.6.18

SEND LETTER & RESUME: John Williams Head of Cataloging
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