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Metadata & Digital Initiatives Librarian, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian (full-time)

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

The MCPHS University Libraries invites applicants for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian will oversee metadata and systems projects to ensure resource accessibility, and lead the investigation, development, and implementation of digital library initiatives. The incumbent will be a member of the highly collaborative Access/Technical Services Team, and work closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian and other institutional stakeholders. This is a faculty position requiring contributions in scholarship and professional service.



  • Provide leadership and technical support to the Libraries' ongoing and future digital initiatives such as an institutional repository, expanding research data management, and library systems initiatives. 
  • Catalog dissertations/theses, archival materials, print books, e-books, and media including streaming video. Supervise support staff in copy cataloging procedures and print book processing.
  • Organize, catalog, and expand MCPHS' digital and physical archives.
  • Support the Access/Technical Services Team as needed on tasks such as processing reserves and providing back-up support for circulation services.
  • Participate in the Library's team-based approach to teaching as part of the Information Literacy Program.
  • Serve as liaison to an academic program, as needed.
  •  Maintain currency in knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and technical skills to support new initiatives. In particular, following new developments on post-MARC metadata schemes.
  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.
  • Contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration. 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.




  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in a technical library position, working knowledge of MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, SQL
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills
  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness
  • Contribute towards creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.


  • Familiarity with XML, EAD, EBSCO EDS, BIBFRAME, JavaScript, XSLT
  • Experience with institutional repositories, open access, and open education resources
  • Experience facilitating library system migration

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical and dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.


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Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae.  No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are encouraged to apply.

About Us

MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public. In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.

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