** Please pardon cross posting **

Metadata Librarian for Continuing and Electronic Resources

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI)
seeks nominations and applications for a Metadata Librarian to focus on
providing access to continuing and electronic resources.

Primary job responsibilities


   Perform original and complex metadata creation and editing for
   electronic resources and continuing resources in all formats and languages,
   according to national and local standards(e.g. CONSER, BIBFRAME, Linked
   Open Data, etc.)

   Collaborate closely with others in Content Management, especially
   Serials and Electronic Resource Acquisitions, to ensure acquisitions are
   discoverable in a consortial Alma and Primo VE system

   Assume a leadership role in designing, implementing and conducting
   training, resource description, and data analysis for GWLAI projects where
   metadata is an essential component

   Utilize helper applications (e.g. MarcEdit) and emerging technologies to
   support workflows  within Content Management. Maintain knowledge of
   developments in emerging technologies and practices to identify and improve
   efficiency to the electronic and continuing resource workflows within
   Content Management

   Apply knowledge of both MARC (e.g. AACR2, RDA) and non-MARC (e.g.
   DublinCore, MODS, VRA Core etc.) metadata schemas when collaborating with
   colleagues from across GWLAI on a variety of projects to enhance access and
   discovery of electronic and digital resourcesCommunicate technical concepts
   effectively and inclusively to all, regardless of professional expertise of
   the audience

   Contribute to GWLAI’s participation in cooperative cataloging programs
   (e.g. CONSER, PCC, NACO)

   Supervise student workers and occasional project staff

   Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in
   scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the

This position reports to the Director of Resource Description.

When applying for the Metadata Librarian for Continuing and Electronic
Resources please highlight the experiences you have, including non-English
language skills, that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your
ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and
university communities

The Metadata Librarian for Continuing and Electronic Resources position is
part of an open recruiting call for multiple professional
librarian/archivist positions. Please read the Multiple Librarian Positions
posting to understand the varied, collaborative, and dynamic
responsibilities undertaken by GWLAI librarians, the community we are
building within GWLAI and across the campus, and the basic job
qualifications for all positions.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving
diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in
receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly
encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Application procedure

To be considered, please complete an online application ( and upload a CV and a cover letter that
includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. As part
of your cover letter, please indicate for which position or positions you
would like to be considered. Review of applications will begin on December
16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete
applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the
satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

*Jen Froetschel*
Metadata Services Librarian
Resource Description Group | GW Libraries & Academic Innovation
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Pronouns: she/her/hers