Digital Projects Librarian - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Beltsville

LAC Group seeks an experienced Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. The Librarian will ensure the quality and standardization of descriptive metadata can be used across the agency’s various products. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. The work must be performed on-site. 

Responsibilities:

  • Creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections. 
  • Working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them. 

Qualifications: 
  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus 
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems. 
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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