Metadata Librarian, University of Southern California

USC Libraries is hiring a Metadata Librarian. It’s a 2-year position that involves working with several Los Angeles based community archives to digitize and make available their archival collections.

Metadata Librarian (Grant-Funded)
University of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Library Team as a contract librarian for twenty-two months. Reporting to the director of the Digital Library, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to USC and collaborating institutions as part of the NEH L.A. as Subject Community Histories Digitization Project. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, digitization, and technical expertise to incorporate new content from participating libraries into USC’s digital library management system. This involves the description of materials, the transformation of metadata into standard schemas, the training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to metadata creation, digitization, and digital library practice, and in reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and best practices.

Closing date for applications: Open until filled

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