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Georgetown University Lauinger Library (
invites applications for the position of Metadata Librarian/Special

Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian will
work collaboratively with other Metadata Librarian(s) and Metadata
Specialists to support the discovery of and access to Library acquired
materials in a variety of languages and formats, special collections and
digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and
maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata
standards. The Librarian ensures timely access to our entitlements through
accurate description of resources; participates in the evaluation of the
effectiveness of metadata and performs necessary maintenance tasks on both
MARC and non-MARC metadata to ensure its accuracy and continued resource
discovery and access for the Georgetown University community; serves as a
resource; and collaborates with others as needed to accomplish the goals of
the Unit, Department, and Library.

Primary responsibility is the original and complex metadata creation for
special collections/rare books/digital collections in a variety of subject
areas and languages, creating metadata according to nationally accepted
standards including descriptive cataloging rules found in the Descriptive
Cataloging of Rare Materials and Books [DCRM(B)]. In cataloging rare books,
uses related standards, such as the RBMS genre terms thesauri and AMREMM
(Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern
Manuscripts). Also describes digital resources using the appropriate
metadata schema (preservation, access, description, etc.) to support the
Georgetown University Library's digital collections. Metadata is provided
within the digital library systems and/or within OCLC for inclusion in the
local system. Support and serve as a resource to colleagues on metadata
issues and practices for special and digital collections.

*Masters in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited university
required. Additional training or certification in working with rare books
or special collections is preferred.
*Minimum 2 years of professional metadata creation experience in an
academic or research library, and a minimum of two years professional
experience creating metadata for rare and special collections are required.
*Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards
and schema, such as Dublin Core, METS, EAD, TEI, MODS and AAT
*Working knowledge of descriptive bibliography and issues specific to rare
materials required
*Working knowledge of current metadata standards such as FRBR, Resource
Description and Access (RDA), Program for Cooperative Cataloging/Library of
Congress Policy Statements, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH),
Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and other emerging standards

*Working knowledge of special collections and rare book metadata standards
including Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials and Books (DCRM(B)),
Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern
Manuscripts (AMREMM), and RBMS (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section) genre
terms strongly preferred
 *Experience using D-Space or other digital management system(s) preferred
*Experience with MarcEdit or other MARC editing tool a plus
*Prior attendance at Rare Book School a plus

Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package
including 21 days paid leave per year; medical; TIAA/CREF; tuition
assistance. This is a 12-month, Academic/Administrative Professional (AAP)

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Shana L. McDanold
Head, Metadata Services
Georgetown University Library
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC  20057
(202) 687-3356
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