Metadata Acquisition Specialist – LAC Federal – Beltsville, MD

LAC Federal seeks an experience Metadata Acquisition Specialist to work for a client in Beltsville, MD. The Specialist will support the development and maintenance of metadata files received from publishers. Work will be performed on-site. This is an ongoing, annually renewed, full-time (40 hour a week;Monday – Friday) benefited position.


  • Support the development and maintenance of metadata files received from publishers, coordinates with publishers and other suppliers, and maintains records on licenses and agreements.
  • As new metadata is received, the Specialist is responsible for reviewing supplied metadata for compliance with established standards and works with supplies to remedy noncompliant metadata.


  • Degree in Information Science, Information Architecture or Information Management; MLS preferred
  • Knowledge of XML
  • Familiar with common metadata standards used in libraries such as MODS, PubMed JATS, RDA
  • Ability to identify errors in metadata
  • Knowledge of library automation/cataloging platforms including OCLC, AGRICOLA, and Voyager.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving abilities.

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