Digital Metadata Librarian, Full-time faculty

Digital Metadata Librarian, Full-time faculty

May be filled with visitor

Application deadline: January 20, 2024

Start date:  August 1, 2024

Required Degree: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution


If the applicant does not have an MLS, a master’s or doctoral degree in Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Archival Science, Public History, History with a certificate or emphasis in Archival Science or equivalent, or a related field is required.

  • Individuals without an MLS must complete the MLS degree within a specific period of time. They will be provided a minimum of 44 months from date of hire.

The required degree must be completed by the start date.


  • Experience with cataloging, digital metadata, digital collections, or a related field in an academic environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with protocols and methods for digital metadata aggregation, including Open Archives Initiatives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI_PMH) and applications protocol interfaces.
  • Willingness and desire to work collaboratively and participate in committee service.
  • The desire and ability to effectively mentor individual students, contributing to their education or work experience and helping build their spiritual strength.
  • Knowledge and skills in applying cataloging and classification standards.


  • Research, edit, evaluate, upgrade, and manipulate digital object metadata in library systems and databases with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Create, update, remediate, transform, import, and export metadata for digital objects and collections residing in various library systems and metadata repositories (e.g., ArchivesSpace, bepress Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, SirsiDynix Symphony, and OCLC Connexion)
  • Coordinate and advise on the operations of the library’s digital systems and repositories (e.g. ArchivesSpace, bepress Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, HathiTrust, and Internet Archive) to assure the uniform application of cataloging and metadata standards and policies.
  • Demonstrate consistent production of high-quality scholarship products.

For a copy of the full job description, please email

BYU Library employees typically work onsite to better fulfill our strategic objectives. Flexible schedules are common, and occasional WFH is an option for many positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer and we value the richness and strength that a variety of individual characteristics, life experiences and circumstances, perspectives, talents, and gifts bring to our community. All qualified individuals, including persons from a variety of individual characteristics and life experiences and circumstances, and individuals who come from underserved populations, or who value and have demonstrated experience mentoring students from underserved populations, are encouraged to apply. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

Interested applicants should apply to our YJobs faculty posting #127959  at or contact for instructions on how to apply to this position.)