Metadata Librarian for Continuing and Electronic Resources – George Washington University

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI)
seeks nominations and applications for a Metadata Librarian to focus on
providing access to continuing and electronic resources.

Primary job responsibilities

– Perform original and complex metadata creation and editing for
electronic resources and continuing resources in all formats and languages,
according to national and local standards(e.g. CONSER, BIBFRAME, Linked
Open Data, etc.)
– Collaborate closely with others in Content Management, especially
Serials and Electronic Resource Acquisitions, to ensure acquisitions are
discoverable in a consortial Alma and Primo VE system
– Assume a leadership role in designing, implementing and conducting
training, resource description, and data analysis for GWLAI projects where
metadata is an essential component
– Utilize helper applications (e.g. MarcEdit) and emerging technologies to
support workflows  within Content Management. Maintain knowledge of
developments in emerging technologies and practices to identify and improve
efficiency to the electronic and continuing resource workflows within
Content Management
– Apply knowledge of both MARC (e.g. AACR2, RDA) and non-MARC (e.g.
DublinCore, MODS, VRA Core etc.) metadata schemas when collaborating with
colleagues from across GWLAI on a variety of projects to enhance access and
discovery of electronic and digital resourcesCommunicate technical concepts
effectively and inclusively to all, regardless of professional expertise of
the audience
– Contribute to GWLAI’s participation in cooperative cataloging programs
– Supervise student workers and occasional project staff
– Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in
scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the

This position reports to the Director of Resource Description.

When applying for the Metadata Librarian for Continuing and Electronic
Resources please highlight the experiences you have, including non-English
language skills, that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your
ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and
university communities

The Metadata Librarian for Continuing and Electronic Resources position is
part of an open recruiting call for multiple professional
librarian/archivist positions. Please read the Multiple Librarian Positions
posting to understand the varied, collaborative, and dynamic
responsibilities undertaken by GWLAI librarians, the community we are
building within GWLAI and across the campus, and the basic job
qualifications for all positions.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving
diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in
receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly
encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Application procedure

To be considered, please complete an online application
( and upload a CV and a cover letter that
includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. As part
of your cover letter, please indicate for which position or positions you
would like to be considered. Review of applications will begin on December
16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete
applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the
satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

This entry was posted in Jobs, MLIS Not Required, MLIS Required. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.