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Metadata Librarian - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Beltsville

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian to work for a major Federal library in Beltsville, MD. The selected individual will support the development and maintenance of metadata files. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position.

  • Support management and ingest of publisher supplied data as well as the creation of descriptive metadata for items when publisher supplied data is unavailable.
  • Create or modify XSLT stylesheets for incoming publisher-supplied metadata. Ensure that publisher-supplied metadata meets standards for interoperability and end-user functionality.
  • Develop new and revised workflows and procedures for describing and managing collections and products. Document workflows and procedures.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Information Architecture or Information Management; MLIS preferred
  • Knowledge of XML editors such as Oxygen, JIRA, etc.
  • Familiar with common metadata standards used in libraries such as MODS, PubMed, DublinCore, etc.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr.
  • Ability to identify errors in metadata
  • Knowledge of library automation/cataloging platforms including OCLC, AGRICOLA, and Voyager.
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.

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


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