Jobs for Medievalists

Position Announcement: Special Collections Metadata Librarian, O’Neill Library, Boston College


When legacy metadata is poised to launch into the world, do you feel driven to make sure it meets the standards you know and love? Do you delight in helping special collections reach a wide audience?


Boston College Libraries is seeking a Special Collections Metadata Librarian to coordinate special collections cataloging and quality control activity, with a focus on high-priority Jesuitica initiatives. This librarian will work closely with colleagues in Digital Collections, Metadata Creation & Management, and the John J. Burns Library of rare books, manuscripts, and archives to ensure the success of special projects and support priorities for digitization and metadata remediation efforts. In addition to providing accurate metadata for special collections materials in multiple systems, the Librarian coordinates and monitors the work of one assistant, providing training, documentation, and problem resolution.



* Three years of professional cataloging experience in an academic library environment, including work with special collections materials.

* Substantive experience with RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, and USMARC formats; familiarity with DCRM(B).

* Experience performing original cataloging of materials in Latin and Romance languages.

* Experience in training, developing, and supervising staff in a production-oriented environment.

* Significant database maintenance experience.

* Excellent communication skills, written and oral.



* BA in the Humanities

* MLS from an ALA-accredited program


All applications must be submitted through the Boston College employment website (use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to access the following link):


Applications should include a cover letter in addition to other stated application materials. The salary range for this position is $56,700 – $70,900 depending on qualifications and experience.


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