The Metadata Services Unit (MSU) seeks candidates enthusiastic about metadata and the future of libraries for the position of Metadata Specialist III. Reporting to the Manager, Metadata Services, the Metadata Specialist III balances high productivity and high quality output to help oversee and streamline workflows, wrangle metadata across a corpus of more than a million metadata records, and improve discovery and access to NYPL’s digital content through the conceptualization and rollout of remediation and enrichment projects. Exceptional interpersonal and written skills are key to supporting projects and strategy across NYPL research library divisions and within a cooperative team environment. This is a perfect opportunity for a proactive individual with the ability to quickly synthesize complex information.
The MSU improves access and discovery of library resources and strengthens data interoperability across the library through metadata production services, software development support, and metadata strategy.
The MSU supports and engages staff in efficient metadata creation for digitization, offering staff training, development and documentation of local standards and practices, project consultation, and quality control. Our team also supports the creation, improvement, and maintenance of data-centered applications. In addition, the MSU offers consultation, guidance, and leadership in metadata design across the organization and works to raise awareness and connect stakeholders across NYPL around metadata issues.