Located within the New York Public Library’s Digital Research Division, the Metadata Services Unit (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 metadata consultation, guidance, and leadership across the organization and works to raise awareness and connect stakeholders across NYPL around metadata issues.
The MSU seeks experienced candidates enthusiastic about metadata and the future of libraries for the new role of Assistant Manager, Metadata Services. Reporting to the Manager, Metadata Services, the Assistant Manager, Metadata Services oversees staff in day-to-day metadata production, optimizes workflows and projects, and assists the Manager in organizing, planning, and implementing strategic initiatives. The candidate balances high productivity and high quality output to improve discovery and access to NYPL’s digital content. Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills are essential to successfully supporting projects across NYPL research library divisions and within a cooperative team environment. This role is a perfect opportunity for a proactive, reliably thoughtful individual invested in team cohesion and metadata futures.
Reporting to the Manager, Metadata Services, the Assistant Manager, Metadata Services will: