Metadata Supervisor, Los Angeles area – California




This position is a key member of the team that manages and maintains the integrity of the RAND’s bibliographic and repository databases. Following national bibliographic standards and local practice, create original bibliographic and complex copy records for items in all formats. Assign, monitor and review work of non-exempt staff. Ensure the efficient workflow and scheduling of the unit. Participate in company-wide taxonomy and document repository projects. Other duties as assigned. Reports to the Manager of Metadata and Taxonomy.


Required Skills:

Familiarity and proficiency with the following:
LC and MeSH classification and subject headings
Copy and original cataloging for all formats
MARC and RDA standards
Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time
Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity
Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people
Ability to work independently and as a team member in a rapidly changing environment on a variety of simultaneous workflows

Desired Skills:

Familiarity with EOS.Web integrated library system
Experience in a research or corporate library setting
Familiarity with submitting records to OCLC
Experience with MARC to XML encoding


MS/MA in Library Science or equivalent work experience (minimum 6-8 years)
Supervisory experience (minimum 2 years)
US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance as this position requires a security clearance. US Citizenship is needed to obtain a clearance.

Education Requirements

MS/MA in Library Science or equivalent work experience

Minimum 6-8 years experience to include supervisory experience of at least 2 years

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