Metadata Librarian for Latin American Resources

at University of Texas Libraries (view profile)
Location Austin, Texas
Date Posted November 7, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Metadata Librarian for Latin American Resources. This position will provide expertise to support all processes and workflows for resources description of the Libraries' physical and digital Spanish-language collections.


This position is posted as an Assistant Librarian and Librarian, depending on qualifications.


Essential functions include:

  • Creates descriptive metadata for digital content and participates in migration of legacy content to new platforms. Recommends appropriate metadata standards, develops workflows, and creates processes and pathways for certifying the quality control of metadata created by others. May provide metadata consultation and project analysis services for faculty and colleagues in support of digital scholarship techniques in learning, teaching, and research. Trains other library staff on development of descriptive metadata for digitized material.
  • Provides original description and complex copy cataloging of all formats of library materials. Creates, edits, and maintains bibliographic and authority records that adhere to current standards.
  • Undertakes project-based work as required to accommodate wider policy and procedural changes.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and best practices in resources description for physical and digital content.


To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by the date of first review, Monday, December 2, 2019.


To view a complete listing of responsibilities and qualifications, please visit the University of Texas Libraries job board.