JOB: Brandeis University, Library, Metadata Library -- Hebrew Specialty

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Brandeis University, Library

Metadata Library -- Hebrew Specialty

Brandeis University

Metadata Librarian - Hebrew Specialty
Brandeis University Library; Waltham, MA
Brandeis University seeks to hire a Metadata Librarian with a Hebrew Specialty. Under the general
supervision of the Associate University Librarian for Collection, leads the metadata processing for print
material and non-print material (excluding serials) in a variety of languages and formats. Coordinates the
flow of material through RMA. Takes a lead in training and development of workflow, policies, procedures
and documentation for the unit. Creates descriptive and subject metadata for a wide range of information
resources with a focus on Special Collections.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for creating and updating complex descriptive and subject metadata for information
resources in a variety of languages and formats, including digital resources, multimedia works,
rush and reserve materials with a special focus on Hebraic material.
• Responsible for training, development, and implementation of workflow, policies, procedures
and documentation for all activities metadata creation and collection processing, including
cataloging, acquisitions, bibliographic searching, and deselection. Responsible for maintenance
and management of links to authority records in the online environment. Hires and supervises
student assistants for these activities.
• Responsible for managing projects within the Resource Management and Assessment
department. Works with staff in library systems and throughout Library Services to maintain a
quality online bibliographic environment, including coordination of database management
• Analyzes new workflows and vendor services
• Maintains Quality control in the online systems
• REQUIRED: Master's Degree; Proficiency in Hebrew; experience with OCLC, MARC, AACR2,
and evolving standards like RDA ; experience with automated library systems and library
processing ; experience with supervising students and management workflows and projects ;
excellent analytical skills and aptitude for detail-oriented work ; fluency in the English language ;
proficiency in foreign language(s) ; ability to work as part of a team.
• PREFERRED: completed NACO training; experience with the Ex Libris ALMA automated library
system; relevant cataloging experience in an academic library.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort
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Closing Statement:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages
minorities, women, disabled individuals, and elig ible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the
University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability,
veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.


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