Archival Metadata Librarian – College Park, MD

Title: Archival Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD
Category: Faculty, Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Special Collections and University Archives
Opened Date: December 16, 2015
Closing Date: January 22, 2016

Originally posted on ALA Joblist. Full vacancy announcement available at University of Maryland website:

The Archival Metadata Librarian works between SCUA and the Metadata Services Department (MSD) to create, enhance, and transform descriptive information for SCUA’s valuable unique collections. This work is critical to facilitating ways for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the rich and varied material in these collections. Reporting to SCUA’s Researcher and Collection Services Supervisory Librarian with input from the Head of MSD, the Archival Metadata Librarian supports description activities in SCUA and MSD, and also collaborates closely with personnel in Digital Strategies and Stewardship (DSS). This position directs the day-to-day workflows of processing and cataloging and oversees the work of students, staff, and librarians participating in these activities. The position works actively with staff across MSD and SCUA to describe and make available material utilizing a variety of standards and tools. The successful candidate will manage and direct the processing of archival material in a variety of formats as well as work to identify ways of streamlining and consolidating current workflows and processes. This position also participates in managing metadata creation for in-house and vendor based digitization projects.