Librarian Positions – DC and Baltimore

Position: Technical Services Librarian/Project Manager
Metro Area: Washington, DC
Start Date: August 3, 2015

InforCurrent is advertising for a Technical Services Librarian/Project Manager in Washington, D.C. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

InfoCurrent, a division of Corestaff, is seeking an experienced technical services librarian for an on-site Project Manager position in Washington, DC. The Project Manager will supervise staff, manage workflow, and ensure the quality and timeliness of work preformed by the team. This person will also schedule staff to ensure coverage, provide assistance, train staff, and develop procedures as needed. The Project Manager will also gather, compile, and analyze monthly production statistics and usage reports for on-line resources. The right candidate will have proven leadership and management skills will be able to manage multiple priorities effectively, and have excellent communication as well as interpersonal skills.

Minimum Requirements:

Masters in Library or Information Science
3 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Requirements:

Project Management Experience
Supervisory Experience

Position: Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Department: Library
Locations: Baltimore, MD
Posted: July 20, 2015

Goucher College has an opening for a Cataloging/Metadata Librarian in Baltimore, MD. Full vacancy announcement available at Goucher website:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Reporting to the Collection Management Librarian, the cataloging/metadata librarian will provide leadership in the establishment and management of local metadata standards for the library’s evolving digital content initiatives. The librarian will perform original cataloging for resources in all formats in the library’s circulating and special collections, including the world-class Jane Austen Collection; will formulate policies, procedures, and training standards to expedite copy cataloging and processing of materials; and will play a critical role in evaluating and implementing potential successors to the library’s current online catalog system. The cataloging/metadata librarian will also assist in the overall service program of the library, including participating in reference and instruction, serving as liaison to one or more academic departments, and contributing to the promotion of the library and its services.

Position: Digital Content Metadata Librarian
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 07/21/15

The Johns Hopkins Libraries and University Museums have an opening for a Digital Content Metadata Librarian. Fully vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

The Johns Hopkins Libraries and University Museums invite applications for the Digital Content Metadata Librarian position. The position provides leadership and expertise in developing creative, collaborative, and sustainable solutions for providing and managing metadata for locally hosted digital resources.

For additional information about the position and to apply, visit Locate Job #300059 and click “Apply.” To be considered for this position, you must complete an online application.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Evaluates, designs, oversees the creation and management of metadata for the digital initiatives of the Libraries and University Museums
Defines strategies and creates guidelines/best practices, policies, procedures for the authoring, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of digital metadata including metadata supplied by end users or crowd sourced to support its use and re-use
Collaborates with colleagues across the institution to develop metadata specifications to ensure consistent practice, including the selection of metadata schema , data elements, thesauri, crosswalks, and style sheets to make resources accessible for digital collections in diverse formats including text, image, audio, video, and research data sets
Assists with digital metadata creation, transformation, and maintenance including quality control
Provides training in metadata management, linked data, semantic web applications, and ontologies
Evaluates new technological platforms in regard to the descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata needs supporting the storage, discovery, and delivery of the Libraries and University Museums’ locally hosted digital resources
Coordinates metadata local ingest as well as its sharing with diverse systems across the institution and with outside entities such as HathiTrust, Digital Public Library of America, and Academic Preservation Trust
Collaborates with library colleagues and the larger institution in the application of name and place identity management across data stores to provide consistency of use and to facilitate end user searching