Metadata Librarian (Remote or Hybrid Options Available)

at Baylor University (view profile)
Published November 1, 2022
Location Waco, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program or a recognized equivalent program (well-qualified candidates receiving their degree by December 2022 will also be considered)
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $59,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The Baylor University Libraries seek to hire a full-time Metadata Librarian (Assistant or Associate Librarian). This position has the option for fully remote work or hybrid work (subject to approval), based on the candidate’s location and/or other needs. For hybrid work, the successful candidate must be within driving distance of Waco, TX. In either instance, upon hire, the successful candidate will spend the initial weeks on campus to become oriented to the position, their colleagues, and the university. The cost of attending this orientation will be covered by the university.

The Metadata Librarian creates, maintains, and enriches the metadata for Baylor’s digital collections. They serve in a critical role for making our collections discoverable and accessible using tools such as the library services platform (Alma), discovery service (Primo), and digital asset management systems (DSpace and Quartex). They work collaboratively with the personnel in special collections and the Digitization and Digital Preservation group in support of metadata needs and best practices for digital projects, publishing, and digital collection platforms and repositories. They bring and advocate for an inclusive, anti-racist, and anti-bias lens to the work of describing and creating access points to information resources, information platforms, algorithms, and systems. This is an academic professional position with faculty status that reports to the Director for Cataloging and Metadata Services in Library Collections, Systems, and Digital Services.

The Baylor University Libraries commit to increase diversity and recognize, value, respect, and empower all members of our community. We actively challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We commit to a policy of equal opportunity to resources, services, and spaces for all persons. The library is a place where differences are welcomed, people are nurtured, all perspectives are heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging (

To learn more about the above position, the university library, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL:;; or Well-qualified candidates receiving their degree by December 2022 will be considered. Applications should be received by December 12, 2022 for full consideration.

Why Relocate to Waco, TX?

  • Opportunities to do meaningful, impactful work
    • Work with a large and growing set of digital collections encompassing a variety of unique resources
    • Our membership in the Texas Digital Library facilitates engagement and collaboration with colleagues around the state
  • Opportunities to grow your career
    • The Baylor Libraries encourage and support professional development opportunities
    • Baylor provides tuition remission for employees who want to further their education with individual courses or an additional master’s degree
  • Work for a private R1 institution
    • With an enrollment of about 20,000, Baylor is big enough to be a major research institution without being overwhelming
    • Baylor is on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Baylor contributes 10.8% (of your salary) towards your retirement, with no match required
  • Work-life balance in a small, centrally located city
    • Waco is a growing, thriving city located 100 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth,100 miles northeast of Austin, and 180 miles northwest of Houston
    • Waco provides a comparatively low cost of living
    • If living in Waco, the longest commute time will be 15-20 minutes
    • No state income tax