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Available Job # 2611

Date Posted 11/25/2018
Job Title Metadata Librarian
Organization New England Historic Genealogical Society
Environment Special Library
City Boston
State MA
Hours Full-Time
Hire Status Direct Hire
Job Level MLS/MLIS Required
Job Description The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a Metadata Librarian to join the Library Collection Services Team. This position is an excellent opportunity for an early-mid career cataloger with an interest in original cataloging, digital collections, and technology and its application in a library setting. The Metadata Librarian will participate in the work of the Collection Services Team, which carries out the acquisition, cataloging, and maintenance of the library’s published print and digital collections and makes these resources accessible and discoverable. This position will be primarily responsible for creating, maintaining, and enriching metadata for the NEHGS print and digital collections in the library catalog, and coordinating the addition of digitized books to the Society’s Digital Collections site.
Duties and Responsibilities:

* Perform original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats using MARC, OCLC, LCSH, and RDA in accordance with national standards.
* Participate in ongoing database maintenance and authority control.
* Assist in managing the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and participate in maintenance and ongoing improvements to III WebPAC online catalog.
* Supervise and train volunteers and interns working on tasks related to cataloging and digitization of library materials.
* Working closely with the Curator of Digital Collections, manage the Library’s contributions to the American Ancestors Digital Collections by overseeing scanning, non-marc metadata creation, and loading of digitized books, including born-digital e-book content.
* Keep current with developments in the fields of technical services, cataloging, technology, and genealogy.
* Participate in Team wide projects and goals.


* Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
* 2 or more years of relevant library experience
* Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, metadata, integrated library systems, web page creation and management, OCLC, and digital libraries
* Working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS, or MODS
* Superior problem-solving and organizational skills
* Professional, dependable, flexible and constructive work ethic
* Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as comfort with public speaking
* Interest or experience in the field of genealogy a plus
* Experience in the design and maintenance of a website and experience with standard web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
* Previous experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium system and/or CONTENTdm is a plus.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (, Director of Human Resources, New England Historic Genealogical Society. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. (Please note that NEHGS is unable to reimburse for travel or relocation expenses)


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