Metadata Standards Librarian


Job Title:  Metadata Standards Librarian

Job Classification:  CFS-Professional

Posting close date:  July 31, 2023

Start date of this position:  February 1, 2024

Required Degree: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution

The required degree must be completed by the start date.


  • Experience working with metadata formats, descriptive standards, and controlled vocabularies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer programming languages and technologies to create, extract, transform, analyze, and manipulate data.
  • Familiarity with linked-data concepts and practices.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with library IT staff to design and implement workflows and tools that improve discovery of library collections.


  • Develops, analyzes, and applies metadata schemes for library content.
  • Develops, implements, and trains personnel on linked data and other metadata standards and/or best practices for describing library resources.
  • Contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s (PCC) Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program (BIBCO), Name Authority Cooperative (NACO), NACO Funnel Project, and Subject Authority Cooperative (SACO).
  • Participates in the national metadata community to both understand and shape current trends and standards.
  • Scholarship/Creative Work: Presents research or innovative/unique information at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or other professional/scholarly meetings. Publishes significant and original contributions relevant to the library profession and/or the world of academic scholarship in information retrieval, linked-data, and metadata formats.

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Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your Mission Alignment Statement (full-time faculty only), updated Curriculum Vitae, and cover letter to the faculty application.

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All qualified candidates are invited to apply, including women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer.  All faculty are required to abide by the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

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