• Metadata Management Librarian (FOLIO) Stanford
  • Stanford University in Stanford, CA, United States
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

jobs description

Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Metadata Management Librarian to join Metadata Services. The Libraries values are rooted in a commitment of mutual respect, the idea that every member of the staff has something to contribute, and that learning is constant. We seek a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives.

About Stanford Libraries...

Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling the teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding, and making available a robust collection, currently in excess of 12 million items. Everyone in the organization plays a vital role in fulfilling that objective. Our dedication to discoverability and information management also has us engaged in dynamic global partnerships. We are constantly building and strengthening our organization, and we recognize striving for excellence is a marathon and not a sprint. We are constantly trying to strike the right pace, and admit there are times when we find ourselves at a fast jog. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our culture, our profession as well as the greater academic arena. We are invested in the success of our teams and the individuals who represent Stanford Libraries.

About Metadata Services

The Metadata Services Department creates, enhances, remediates, and transforms descriptive and discovery metadata in multiple schemas to provide discovery and access to library resources in SearchWorks (our Blacklight implementation) and the Stanford Digital Repository, through the integrated work of four units: Metadata Creation, Metadata Design, E-resources and Data Control. E-Resources is charged with the analysis, metadata remediation & loading of e-resource packages and general automated remediation & transformation projects; Data Control concentrates more on manual remediation projects. Unit heads report to the Head of E-Resources & Data Control. Some staff members also participate in the development and documentation of FOLIO workflows and linked data & other experimental metadata projects

About The Position

The Metadata Management Librarian has primary responsibility for the bulk loading

and remediation of vendor-supplied bibliographic records for e-resource packages

into the library’s library service platform FOLIO. The Librarian manages all aspects

of the data import workflow, including detailed data analysis of record packages,

documenting findings and solutions, modification of incoming records through

automated batch processes to conform to local and national standards, and tracking

of updates to ensure that changes in package contents are reflected in the library’s

discovery system promptly. In addition, the Librarian develops and prioritizes

projects for general metadata cleanup through batch processing, provides analytical

and technical support for others developing batch remediation projects, and assists

in mass transfers and other similar library projects that use batch processing. The Metadata Managements Librarian also serves the role of “discovery analyst” for

Searchworks and as primary liaison and trainer for data import and export.

This position is in the Metadata Services Department of the Library, and reports to

the Head of Data & E-resources Control.

Core Duties*:
• Provide data analysis in support of the loading of vendor-supplied records for

• Correct errors and improve quality of incoming records through batch-editing,

scripting, and other automated means.
• Serve as primary liaison to publishers and vendors on issues related to record metadata.
• Schedule and monitor record loads and resolve any attendant problems.
• Serve as primary liaison for the collaboration and communication of e-resource record loading and package prioritization with bibliographers and other interested stakeholders.
• Develop and manage the mechanisms for tracking e-resource package prioritization and tracking and loading update files for ongoing packages.
• Manage the processing of load reports that identify errors and other special

conditions by Data Control staff (distribute work, provide written instructions,

answer questions, monitor backlog)
• Serve as liaison to other departments/units on issues related to the e-loading

workflow, and the maintenance and development of e-loading related

• Develop and maintain training & documentation for data import and export in

FOLIO for use of FOLIO data import group; assist in scheduling of largescale

import and/or export.
• Utilize batch processing tools to maintain and enhance the library’s

bibliographic database. Promote the use of batch processing in catalog maintenance activities. Develop batch processing procedures and provide

training to staff.
• As “discovery analyst” assist with user’s questions/feedback about SearchWorks and provide initial support of issues. Test bug fixes and system enhancements before they are released. Provide and communicate "how things work" support documentation.
• Provide data analysis and technical support for other Metadata Department’s

initiatives and projects (e.g., explore new sources of metadata, develop

crosswalks for metadata in different formats, test and evaluate new library

• - Other duties may also be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
• Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
• General knowledge and experience with these metadata standards: RDA,

MARC21, LC classification, LC subject headings.
• Knowledge of batch processing methods for MARC21 bibliographic records

and available tools.
• Knowledge about the workings of library service platform, and how

bibliographic records are managed in such a system.
• Experience or demonstrated ability to learn the assessment bibliographic

record quality, and level of conformity to cataloging standards, through

automated and manual methods.
• Familiarity with software that can perform analysis and batch processing of

bibliographic records.
• Experience with tools such as MarcEdit, XSLT, or scripting languages (e.g.

Perl, Python)
• Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills.
• Proven ability to manage projects, from initial scoping through planning and

• Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high

level of productivity.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment,

and ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and

production goals.
• Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent in knowledge

and experience.

Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities May Include
• Advanced knowledge of MARCEdit.
• Knowledge of XML and scripting.
• Knowledge of and experience with non-MARC metadata (e.g. Bibframe,

Dublin Core)
• Knowledge of Unix, regular expressions, and SQL.
• Knowledge of RDF, linked data, and the application of semantic web

technologies to bibliographic metadata.
• Familiarity with Atlassian’s Jira and Confluence software systems for issue

tracking and documentation.

Physical Requirements
• Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
• Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
• Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other)
• Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
• Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
• - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions
• May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

Work Standards
• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions. We believe Stanford’s future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.

The expected pay range for this position is $73,000 to $$92,000 annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Why Stanford Is For You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
• Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, watch a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
• A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
• A healthier you. Choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We provide excellent health care benefits.
• Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
• Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

There is a strong internal candidate identified for this position
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