Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the incumbent is a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater metadata management group within the George Washington University Libraries. The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access to library collections including serial and monographic content in all formats. The RDG plays an instrumental role in helping the Libraries achieve the objectives laid out in its strategic plan, has been involved in and collaborated on the next generation metadata development through BIBFRAME, PCC, and with colleagues worldwide. The NextGen Metadata Professional has the primary responsibility for creating metadata for continuing resources; performing complex metadata revision; and is expected to write scripts (e.g. Python, Perl) for repurposing existing metadata, and identity management work for library’s collections. The NextGen Metadata Professional is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond in service of the GW Community and the profession. Review of applications will begin April 24, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.