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Serials and Metadata Librarian, Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law is seeking a Serials & Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Serials & Metadata Librarian is responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. This person implements and monitors all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles, and is expected to participate in library committees and to participate in professional development and collaborative activities. There is the option to be hired as a Serials & Metadata Librarian or Senior Serials & Metadata Librarian depending on experience level. 


About the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries 

The law library at Boston University holds one of the largest law school research collections in the United States and is the Collection Services team brings order to the chaos. We work closely with other libraries on campus, but our strong staff and independent structure allow us the flexibility to try new programs and seek creative solutions when meeting patron needs. Located on the Charles River in the heart of the Boston University campus, we are in a beautifully renovated building surrounded by a vibrant environment of arts and education. Boston University is an excellent employer, offering strong benefits packages, growth and development opportunities, and strong staff support. 


Job Responsibilities 

The Serials & Metadata Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Systems and Collection Services and is responsible for the following: 

  • Administrating and maintaining our extensive continuing resources collection 
  • Maintaining metadata, including copy cataloging, occasional original cataloging, and loading vendor-supplied MARC record sets 
  • Managing the workflow of the Serials Control Technician 
  • Assisting with collection development and maintenance, including serving on the Selections committee and performing the appropriate systems work to implement collections decisions and regularly working with vendors 



We are looking for candidates with excellent attention to detail, interest in learning new systems, and an eye for improving procedures to increase efficiency. You should have: 

  • Experience working closely with and directing the work of others 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing a complex workload 
  • A strong interest in improving library services through new projects 
  • Familiarity with legal publishing 
  • Comfort working with next-generation integrated library systems, such as Ex Libris's Alma 
  • Master's degree in library science and 1-3 years of experience managing library resources, or 3 years or more experience in managing library resources 


How to Apply 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to  


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