Metadata Librarian — LaGuardia Community College Library, CUNY — NY, NY


LaGuardia Community College is seeking a librarian to assist with the planning, implementation and management of metadata creation for College information. The incumbent will be part of the Knowledge Management Team.

The Metadata Librarian will:
– Develop best practices for the development, use, and reuse of institutional metadata in a college-wide knowledge management project
– Harvest metadata using various software solutions
– Establish and maintain authority records using appropriate thesauri
– Conduct user testing and other assessment activities
– Participate in data sharing, digital collaboration, project management, workflow development.
– Identify ways to incorporate the College’s Institutional Archives into the College’s Knowledge Management project.

Other duties will include teaching in the Library’s instruction program and participation in the library’s Reference services programs. The metadata librarian will also serve on Departmental committees and contribute to College initiatives. This is a tenure track position.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students’ lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a second subject Masters or Doctoral degree required for Assistant Professor position. Two years of experience working with metadata, preferably in an academic setting. Experience and working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, and XML; experience with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, and RDA. Also required is an ability to work in a collaborative team environment; ability to work autonomously; strong oral and written communication skills.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.


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CLOSING DATE: 01/13/2015


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About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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