Philadelphia, PA: Metadata and Systems Librarian – Biddle Law Library at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

Biddle Law Library at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The library currently has following job opening:

Metadata and Systems Librarian

Job Description:

The Metadata and Systems Librarian is responsible for managing catalog metadata, including production and quality assurance; analyzing and executing bibliographic record loads into the catalog; overseeing authority control processing; monitoring and managing outsourced contract cataloging and shelf-ready processing; and supervising the support staff member responsible for table of contents authority work, material labeling, other final processing, metadata uploads into archival display software, and limited library-initiated law school archival assistance.  This librarian also provides key support for the library’s integrated library system and plays a unique role in ensuring that the Biddle Law Library takes full advantage of existing technologies as well as investigates and adapts new technologies in acquiring, organizing, and presenting legal information to its faculty, students, and other users outside the law school.  Furthermore, this librarian supports and maintains the library’s digital collections; identifies and implements appropriate metadata standards; and works with all the librarians and other members of the law school in promoting content to the library’s web pages and applications. The Metadata and Systems Librarian also supervises a second support staff member with responsibility for metadata- and systems-related tasks, faculty appointments committee work, and faculty publication and Institutional Repository support.


The position is available now and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to:

Jeffrey S. Grillo

Associate Director for Technical Services

Biddle Law Library

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Philadelphia, PA 19104-3406

215-898-7690 (voice)

215-898-6619 (fax)


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