*Metadata Librarian

Columbia University Libraries*

The Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations 
for the position of Metadata Librarian.

The purpose of this position is to develop, document, maintain and apply 
standards and procedures for creating metadata used to manage, preserve, 
and provide access to digital content generated by the Libraries; to 
work with the Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies Group to ensure 
and coordinate integration of digital metadata with local and national 
systems, and to provide full original cataloging for resources in a 
variety of languages, formats and media.

*Major Responsibilities:*

1.Assists in original metadata creation, application and maintenance for 
digital and physical objects system-wide. This includes consultations, 
creating and maintaining documentation, data analysis, training, quality 
control, data transformation. Provide full original cataloging for 
resources in a variety of languages, formats and media, including 
identity management.

2.Is responsible for remediation of metadata from legacy digital 
projects or for metadata provided by outside sources, such as 
collector-created metadata accompanying a collection to be digitized. 
This includes editing, restructuring, adding subject and geographic 
access points, relationship designators, reconciling against external 
authorities, merging spreadsheets, exporting data sets, data set 
preparation and staging in GitHub.

3.Contributes to departmental, division and national cataloging/metadata 
policy and procedure development by identifying issues, preparing 
documentation and training.

4.Is professionally involved on the local and national level, including 
committee work, conference attendance and presentation

5.Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new tools & standards 
with the goal of continuously improving metadata workflows.


*Minimum Qualifications*


-Working knowledge of identities management systems, including ORCID, 
VIAF/ISNI. Experience in name authority work and disambiguation strategies

-In depth knowledge of metadata format and content standards with 
working knowledge of cataloging standards and procedures (RDA, MODS, 

-Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems

-Working knowledge of XML/XSLT/XQuery and RDF/SPARQL

-Familiarity with linked data concepts

-Demonstrated aptitude for using technology creatively to continually 
improve processes that support data provision, data quality, data 
transformation, and long-term data management

-Demonstrated work in non-MARC metadata creation and curation, 
experience in providing technical services support for academic 
repositories and quality control for diverse projects


*Preferred Qualifications*


-Ability to work across divisions and with faculty and scholars

-Excellent organizational and project management skills

-Aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work

-Effective verbal and written communication skills

-Understanding of the research and grant process


As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University 
in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and 
grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia 
University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to 
furthering the University's teaching and research mission through 
innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 
and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to 
consider this position.

_For immediate consideration please apply online_:

The search will remain open until the position is filled but review of 
applications will begin immediately.