[Metadatalibrarians] JOB: Metadata Management Librarian at Stanford University

Arcadia Falcone ortsorfragments at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 08:25:05 PDT 2017

*Metadata Management Librarian - 74309*

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This is a 3-year fixed term position posted at the Librarian levels 1 and 2.

Stanford University Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic and resourceful
metadata librarian responsible for the accessioning of digital object
metadata into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). Reporting to the
Metadata Coordinator, the Metadata Management Librarian will ensure the
timely flow of objects and their metadata into the SDR and discovery
environments through the application of metadata principles and best
practices for digital resources. The Metadata Management Librarian will
also be responsible for monitoring metadata accessioning workflows and for
complex metadata remediation in the SDR.


   - Accession digital object metadata into the SDR, including:
      - Analysis of supplied metadata, and transformation of files and
      metadata to match policies, standards, and specifications
      - Contribution to definition and documentation of the accessioning
      - Quality assessment, troubleshooting, and remediation of accessioned
   - Analyze metadata across all digital collections in order to harmonize
   conflicts and inconsistencies and make them function effectively in a
   unified discovery environment
   - Perform metadata analysis and remediation at the project level
   - Monitor status of objects during and after metadata loads and resolve
   workflow errors
   - Develop and maintain working spreadsheets for digital object metadata
   creation and authority work by Metadata Development Unit staff
   - Work closely with Metadata Coordinator to enact local metadata
   policies, best practices, and common standards
   - Maintain close working relationships with DLSS staff related to the
   development of the SDR, data models, and the administration of its content,
   and the overall accessioning queue and process
   - Participate in large scale research and development projects related
   to metadata discovery, interoperability, and identity management, including
   the development of Stanford’s linked data environment




   - MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent


   - Deep appreciation for and demonstrated understanding of the purpose
   and structure of library-related discovery metadata
   - Familiarity with MARC and current cataloging practices
   - Familiarity with MODS and/or other similar metadata standards
   - Familiarity with XML, RDF, and other machine actionable languages;
   familiarity with, or ability to learn, linked data principles and standards
   - Demonstrated ability with, or proven ability to learn, skills such as
   XSLT or scripting to transform and remediate metadata
   - Knowledge of non-bibliographic metadata standards such as technical,
   preservation, structural, packaging, and transfer metadata schemes
   - Demonstrated ability to use online and PC-based applications for data
   analysis and reporting
   - Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with
   attention to detail for complex detail-oriented work
   - Excellent oral and written communications
   - Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across
   organizational boundaries in a highly demanding environment
   - Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic
   environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects

Other relevant skills, knowledge & abilities may include:

   - Broad knowledge of library repository functions, services, and
   - Experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools
   - Familiarity with Stanford University Libraries and its Digital Library

Librarian 2 level requires a minimum of 3 year relevant experience.


   - Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
   - Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation,
   grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull
   objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
   - Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand,
   kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
   - Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
   - Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to
   650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will
provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who
requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


   - May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to
   dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.


   - Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with
   Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
   - Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
   responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and
   promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
   - Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University
   policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel
   policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

Job: Library

Location: University Libraries

Schedule: Full-time

Grade: G

Job Code: 1781

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