Description: The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital curation. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation. As part of these initiatives, this position is required to liaise with Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and liaising with stakeholders.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Required Knowledge: ALA accredited masters degree in library/information science.Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.Knowledge of metadata schemas and standards (such as AACR2, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, RDA, and TEI) and controlled vocabularies such as LCSH.Experience creating original cataloging and metadata for both analog and digital objects, including understanding of DACS and MARC cataloging standards.Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital curation theory, standards and technologies to enable access to digital records.Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.Ability to thrive and actively participate in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge: Knowledge of issues related to the ingest, maintenance, and preservation of digital objects.
Required Prior Work Experience: 3-5 years of experience in a library with metadata project responsibilities, including 1-3 years of project management responsibilities.
Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.