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Part-Time Metadata Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections is seeking metadata assistants for a part-time temporary position. The assistants will create and enhance MODS records for the archive's digital collection of texts and images. The work will include creating descriptive MODS metadata via spreadsheets as part of the digitization workflow. The position requires some experience in MODS, and knowledge of LCSH and name authorities. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work independently in collaborative environment as well as have the sensitivity to work with diverse collections.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or equivalent
  • Experience with MODS
  • Knowledge of LCSH and name authorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Oxygen or other XML editors.

17 hours a week. Hours can be flexible, but must fall between 8:30AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Pay Rate: $14 per hour

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Daniel Lavoie at and Molly Brown at

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