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Digital Metadata Librarian, Harold B Lee Library (BYU), Provo, UT


Required Degree:  

  • Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution PLUS either (1) digital metadata emphasis in graduate school or (2) three years of experience working in digital metadata and digital collections;
  • Master’s in Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Master of Archival Science, Master’s in Public History, or Master’s in History with a certificate or emphasis in Archival Science or equivalent. Individuals hired without an MLIS must complete the MLIS degree within a specific period of time. They will be provided a minimum of 36 months from date of hire.


  • Ability to research, edit, evaluate, upgrade, and manipulate digital object metadata in library systems and databases
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as: DC, XML, METS, MODS, MARC, LCC, LCSH, RDA, DACS, EAD
  • Computer skills and experience with:
    • Digital metadata software (servers and clients) such as: CONTENTdm, Internet Archive, bepress Digital Commons, ArchivesSpace, SirsiDynix Symphony, OCLC Connexion, and HathiTrust
    • Operating system tools and commands for the organization, transfer, and transformation of data files
    • Productivity software such as Excel, Google Sheets, and Google Docs
  • Familiarity with linked-data concepts and practices


  • Creates, updates, remediates, transforms, imports, and exports metadata for digital objects and collections residing in various library systems and metadata repositories
  • Coordinates aggregation of digital content and metadata, including digital object metadata and descriptive records
  • Maintains and updates metadata application profiles
  • Creates metadata ingest templates
  • Performs quality control and quality assessment of metadata describing digital objects
  • Presents research or innovative/unique information at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or other professional/scholarly meetings

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