Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
METADATA LIBRARIAN FOR DISTINCTIVE COLLECTIONS, MIT Libraries, to build metadata projects and workflows that include special collections and archival resources, rare books, photographic and manuscript collections, and digital objects. Will develop priorities, policies, and procedures in conjunction with archival, specialized collections, repository services, and metadata staff; identify and resolve metadata-related problems/issues; and create, monitor, and adjust workflows as needed.
REQUIRED: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; three years’ related experience; demonstrated experience defining and communicating metadata use cases to technical collaborators and project goals and outcomes to stakeholders with varying technical expertise; ability to collaborate effectively in a shared decision-making environment, both as a teammate and project leader; comfort working autonomously and in team-based environment; comfort with workflows and practices associated with library digitization projects; strong problem-solving and time-management skills; familiarity with multiple metadata content and encoding standards (e.g., EAD, PREMIS, METS, VRA Core, MARC/MARCXML, Dublin Core, FCGD, CCO); working knowledge of AACR2 and/or RDA, DCRM(B), LCSH, LC classification system, and MARC content designation; experience with Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials (DCRM) level cataloging for special collections (print and manuscript); familiarity with or knowledge of Linked Data, RDF, JSON-LD, RDF triple-stores, SPARQL queries, JSON-LD, IIIF, linked data, BIBFRAME, and/or the Web Annotation standard. Seek someone who values openness, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and social justice. PREFERRED: familiarity with archival descriptive standards (especially DACS) and/or encoding standards (especially EAD and EAC-CPF); skill with data manipulation tools (e.g., Open Refine, XSLT) or a scripting language (e.g., Python or Ruby); participation in professional societies, open source projects, and/or standards bodies; project management experience; supervisory experience; and working knowledge of ArchivesSpace and Aeon. Job #18114-8