[Metadatalibrarians] Job Posting: Metadata Librarian at the Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC
Alison.R.Labonte at frb.gov
Mon Jan 7 13:42:51 PST 2019
Recirculating this job posting -- we are still reviewing applications and want to make sure we didn't miss anyone in the holiday crunch!
We are hiring a Metadata Librarian at the Federal Reserve Board in DC. We seek a creative cataloging & metadata specialist to guide us in our metadata efforts & inventory of data assets.
Join a great team, enjoy excellent benefits, and have lots of growth opportunity!
For details on how to apply, please go here https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=21251.
Metadata Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)- R&S-21251
Primary Location: DC-Washington
Employee Status: Regular
Relocation Provided: Yes
Salary Grade Low: 24 [see here for pay ranges https://www.federalreserve.gov/careers-salary.htm
Salary Grade High: 25
Posting Date: Dec 3, 2018
The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family).
The Federal Reserve Board is the central bank of the United States, and its mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play an important role in accomplishing this mission. The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board.
The Metadata Librarian leads efforts to manage metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of varied information collections and data resources that support the Federal Reserve Board's mission. The librarian is responsible for the creation and management of descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print, serials, online resources, and datasets. As the subject matter expert, the incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of relevant standards, rules, and best practices to the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata. The librarian will also use their metadata expertise to aid in collaborative, team-based efforts in the Research Library and throughout the Board to develop innovative discovery tools, further workflow automation, enrich the Board's Subject Taxonomy, and enhance the institutional repository of Board research.
The responsibilities and duties will include:
* Providing subject matter expertise on library and metadata standards and authority control, recommending policies, developing processes and best practices, creating documentation, and keeping abreast of national and international developments in metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques
* Original and complex copy cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules
* Ensuring an accurate inventory of print, serials, electronic resources, and data holdings
* Metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as the ILS's native headings reports, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries
* Overseeing copy cataloging and physical processing workflow
* Management of ERM (electronic resources module) coverage loads to support discoverability
* Assistance with development of the Board's taxonomy, institutional repository, data inventories, and other innovative tools to enhance discovery and automate workflows
* Participation as a member of various teams, including Collection Management, Technology, and Taxonomy and Metadata Teams
* Liaison work with external groups at the Board and in the larger Federal Reserve System, especially regarding data assets
* If necessary, assistance in managing vendor services and relationships
* Creation of the monthly recent acquisitions list
* MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
* Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines; excellent service-orientation; strong written and oral communication skills
* Full-time experience in library systems, cataloging, and authority work, in a variety of formats, including monographs, electronic resources, serials, and, if possible, data assets
* Mastery of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules
* Expertise in multiple types of metadata, including descriptive, structural, technical, and operational
* Experience with metadata quality control, including use of automated routines for metadata maintenance
* Experience working with library systems and metadata tools, including: integrated library systems (ILS); OCLC Connexion; LC's Cataloger's Desktop and Class Web; MarcEdit, OpenRefine; RDA Toolkit
* Familiarity with emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area
* Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
* Experience analyzing and remediating existing metadata to meet current standards
* Basic programming skills
* Experience with institutional repository systems (e.g., OCLC CONTENTdm, Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products)
* Experience cataloging data assets
* Familiarity with taxonomy development
* SharePoint experience
* Experience collecting and analyzing metrics for library services
* Knowledge of economics, finance, and business
* Knowledge of project management principles
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.
Thank you, Alison
Alison Raab Labonte
Group Manager, Research Library Infrastructure Team
Research Library, Federal Reserve Board
alison.r.labonte at frb.gov<mailto:alison.r.labonte at frb.gov>
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