Digital Metadata Librarian

at Brigham Young University (view profile)
Location Provo, UT
Date Posted July 8, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 64,500
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Job Title:  Digital Metadata Librarian

Job Category:  CFS Professional position

Posting close date:  08/09/2021

Desired start date:  02/01/2022

Required Degree:

  • Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution PLUS either (1) digital metadata emphasis in graduate school or (2) three years of experience working in digital metadata and digital collections;
  • Master’s in Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Master of Archival Science, Master's in Public History, or Master's in History with a certificate or emphasis in Archival Science or equivalent. Individuals hired without an MLIS must complete the MLIS degree within a specific period of time. They will be provided a minimum of 36 months from date of hire.


  • Ability to research, edit, evaluate, upgrade, and manipulate digital object metadata in library systems and databases
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as: DC, XML, METS, MODS, MARC, LCC, LCSH, RDA, DACS, EAD
  • Computer skills and experience with:
    • Digital metadata software (servers and clients) such as: CONTENTdm, Internet Archive, bepress Digital Commons, ArchivesSpace, SirsiDynix Symphony, OCLC Connexion, and HathiTrust
    • Operating system tools and commands for the organization, transfer, and transformation of data files
    • Productivity software such as Excel, Google Sheets, and Google Docs
  • Familiarity with linked-data concepts and practices


  • Creates, updates, remediates, transforms, imports, and exports metadata for digital objects and collections residing in various library systems and metadata repositories
  • Coordinates aggregation of digital content and metadata, including digital object metadata and descriptive records
  • Maintains and updates metadata application profiles
  • Creates metadata ingest templates
  • Performs quality control and quality assessment of metadata describing digital objects
  • Presents research or innovative/unique information at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or other professional/scholarly meetings

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Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the faculty application.

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability 


BYU is an equal opportunity employer. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.