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Metadata Librarian, Hebrew Specialty, Brandeis University

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Metadata Librarian with a Hebrew Specialty. Under the general supervision of the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, Processes print material and non-print material, including serials, in a variety of languages and formats. Coordinates the flow of material through the Resource Management and Assessment department (RMA). Contributes to training and development of workflow, policies. procedures and documentation for the unit. Creates descriptive and subject metadata for a wide range of information resources with a focus on Hebrew material.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

-Responsible for creating and updating complex descriptive and subject metadata for information resources in a variety of languages and formats, including digital resources, multimedia works, rush and reserve materials with a special focus on Hebrew material.

-Contributes to training, development,  and implementation of workflow, policies, procedures and documentation for all activities metadata creation and collection processing, including cataloging bibliographic maintenance. Responsible for management of links to authority records in the online environment.

-Hires and supervises student assistants for these activities.

-Responsible for managing projects within the Resource Management and Assessment department. Works with staff in Library Systems and throughout Library Services to maintain a quality online bibliographic environment , including coordination of database management activities

-Analyzes new workflows and vendor services


REQUIRED: Master’s Degree in Library or Library/Information Sciences; Proficiency in Hebrew; experience with OCLC, MARC, AACR2, and evolving standards like RDA ; experience with automated library systems and library processing ; excellent analytical skills and aptitude for detail-oriented work ; fluency in the English language ; ability to work as part of a team.

PREFERRED: completed NACO training; experience with the Ex Libris ALMA automated library system; relevant cataloging experience in an academic library; experience with supervising students and management workflows and projects ; proficiency in other foreign language(s) .

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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2018-01-25 |  Quick link to this job