Bryn Mawr College – Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian

Bryn Mawr College has an opening for a Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian 


The Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian works as part of the Special Collections Department  within Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) and with Tri-College Library Consortium colleagues (which includes Haverford and Swarthmore College Libraries) to grow our digital collections program and support digital collections infrastructure and practices. The Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian is responsible for providing expertise and leadership in the creation, presentation, preservation, and assessment of digital collections and metadata systems, policies, and procedures. The position plays a key role in supporting the implementation, administration, and enhancement of Islandora, the new platform used to host and preserve Tri-Co digital assets; as well as in establishing standards and best practices for digitization and metadata creation within the Special Collections Department. The Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian will work with the College Archivist on developing programs for the preservation of born-digital records which document the history of the College.  Will also help to build infrastructure in support of a number of History of the College projects that engage students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i in telling diverse stories grounded in materials from the College Archives.

Qualifications include Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or related) from an ALA-accredited institution or Master’s degree with experience working with collection management and preservation software, metadata, databases, and digital collections.  At least two years’ experience working with digital asset management, digital repository, and/or digital library systems, such as Islandora, CONTENTdm, or DSpace.  Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for metadata, including MODS, RDF, AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, and Linked Open Data.  Familiarity with digital preservation frameworks and best practices and experience with digital preservation tools, such as Archive-It.


Bryn Mawr College is a private liberal arts institution located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region.  The College serves a population of approximately 1,700 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  It has a long tradition of educational excellence and offers a dynamic and challenging work environment.  The campus is easily reached by public transportation as well as most major highways.  The College offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.  Bryn Mawr College is an equal opportunity employer that believes that diversity strengthens our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


To express your interest in this role, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references through Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin immediately.