Metadata Specialist II (liaison to the Schomburg Center)

at New York Public Library (view profile)
Published April 15, 2022
Location New York, New York
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Masters in Library Science
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $55,027.00
Hourly or Salary? Salary


This role is eligible for a performance based upgrade in salary to $60,574 after one year of successful performance.
Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Manager, Metadata Services, the Metadata Specialist II will:
  • Create, update, and enhance metadata for the Library’s digital collections
  • Liaise with metadata creators across NYPL divisions to support metadata project planning, training, guidance on standards, and the efficient creation/maintenance of high-quality metadata, specifically metadata related to Divisions within the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Contribute to local metadata policies, procedures, and standards as well as technical requirements for NYPL’s Metadata Management System, digital repository, and other tools
  • Participate in large-scale and targeted remediation and enhancement projects to improve discovery and access to digital content
  • Keep up with current standards, trends, and technologies in the field
Required Skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well collaboratively and independently on complex projects involving diverse participants, using informed judgment and clear communication to successfully complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and independent problem-solving skills, with the ability to process a large quantity of work while maintaining a consistently high degree of accuracy
  • Facility with rapidly synthesizing new information and new workflows
  • Aptitude for being organized, productive and effective while involved with a variety of simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data and database structures, metadata standards, and encoding schemas, including MARC21, MODS, and EAD
  • Experience interpreting and applying descriptive content standards (such as RDA, DACS, CCO, etc.) in a non-MARC metadata environment
  • Basic understanding of Linked Data concepts and technologies