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Reporting to the Resource Description Coordinator, the Metadata Services Librarian works within the Division's Resource Description Group (RDG). The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access for library collections in all formats. The Metadata Services Librarian is primarily responsible for creating original metadata, complex metadata revision, and authority work for the library's general and special collections. The Metadata Services Librarian will help shape the identity management work for the library's collections and is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond, in service of the GW Community and the profession.
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master’s degree in a related information field (by appointment date)
Demonstrate experience with creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata, such as EAD or others
Demonstrate knowledge of basic organizational, descriptive, structural metadata standards and best practices, such as RDA, AACR, DACS, DCRM, MARC21, Dublin Core, MODS, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity disambiguation
Demonstrate the ability to be self-motivated and work creatively, independently and collaboratively
Demonstrate excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, and computer/technological skills, including project management
Demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible
Demonstrate effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Please upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae.
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.