Jobs for Medievalists

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

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The Brown University Library is a dynamic center of scholarship and community at the heart of a world-class research university. Supporting and collaborating with a broad and diverse academic constituency, the Library is essential for Brown’s mission “to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry.” Integrating with Brown’s ambitious strategic plans, the Library is a site of innovation that fuels intellectual creativity. Signature Library initiatives include the establishment of the Center for Library Exploration and Research to increase campus and community impact; the Racial Justice Project to assess and counteract the legacies of historical racism in library practice; the Digital Publications Initiative pioneering new approaches to born-digital scholarship; and a revisioned special collections program that is positioning the John Hay Library as a research destination and leader in reparative and community-based collecting. We are seeking outstanding library professionals at all levels of the organization who are excited about advancing academic excellence at the highest level, and who will bring a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to a scholarly community that is actively committed to being more diverse and inclusive

Brown University Library seeks an engaged professional for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian who can contribute to the BUL’s strategic agenda of creating inclusive and anti-racist descriptive metadata for the Libraries collections. Working under the supervision of the Head of Cataloging and Discovery, this position performs original and complex copy cataloging of Brown Library’s resources in all formats and languages, creates authority records, and participates in local catalog maintenance, including reparative cataloging projects. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides important and timely intellectual access to materials in support of the teaching, learning, and research needs of the Brown community. This is an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across the Library, the University, and the Library profession who are dedicated to contributing to new cataloging and metadata practices that include describing more diverse collections, creating more inclusive descriptions, and contributing to reparative practices that address historical omissions and harmful language.

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