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The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

Metadata and Cataloging Librarian (FA606z)
The George Mason University Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and energetic librarian to complement its Resource Description and Metadata Services Department. The department is currently transitioning to an era of greater flexibility in processing electronic and nontraditional library materials and the adoption of new standards. The successful candidate will serve as the primary resource for non-MARC metadata and will play a vital role in establishing practices and standards for non-MARC metadata creation across the libraries.
Duties Include: establishing procedures for creation and maintenance of metadata for digital and nontraditional library collections; working with other library departments to establish procedures for metadata creation; perform quality control on metadata for digital collections; transform metadata using XSLT for ingest into our institutional repository and digital collections platform; maintaining knowledge of current description standards such as RDA, Linked Data/BIBFRAME, and emerging metadata standards; guiding and training library staff in adoption of these trends; and serving on library committees and teams as assigned; may manage student assistants. As a member of the RDMS department, the successful candidate is also expected to catalog some library materials using traditional rules (RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21, NACO authority work, etc.). This position reports to the Head, Resource Description & Metadata Services.
Required Qualifications:
An ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent at the time of appointment
Demonstrated experience with Dublin Core, MARC21, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC
Experience transforming XML metadata with XSLT
Experience with an XML editor such as Oxygen
Familiarity with authority work
An understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies
Good organizational skills & attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience working in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience with EAD, MODS, VRA Core
NACO training
Knowledge of or experience with designing macros
An awareness of cataloging issues and trends, especially Linked Data and BIBFRAME
Knowledge of integrated library systems and content management systems
Supervisory experience
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language
Appointment/Benefits/Application Information: 
12-month professional faculty appointment with rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary: competitive and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank. Benefits information and application instructions are available at All applications for this position (FA606z) MUST be submitted online at Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, at
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution—located in the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area—with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is over 32,000, with students studying in over 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. The Libraries is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the Center for Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. For more information please visit or