Librarian (Metadata)

  • National Agricultural Library
  • Aug 14, 2019
Full time XML SQL Information Systems Technology Government

Job Description

Dear Colleagues, 

The National Agricultural Library has an open job opportunity for a Metadata Librarian  The job opportunity is open from Monday, August 12 through Monday, August 26, 2019.


This position is located in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, Data Production Division, National Agricultural Library of the United States Department of Agriculture.

This position will be responsible for ensuring the cataloging and indexing agricultural and scientific information for online bibliographic databases as well as coordinating cooperative cataloging and data input projects with other institutions and various organizations of international, national, regional and local levels


Major duties include but are not limited to:

  • Designing, testing, and implementation of automated systems to aid staff in performing bibliographic control functions.
  • Creates metadata and classifies materials, primarily continuing resources, involving scientific and technical information related to the agricultural and biological sciences.
  • Responsible for overseeing the use of NAL library management system or Integrated Library System (ILS) in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Prepares a variety of special reports involving issues, activities, projects, operations, problems, etc of the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Communicates with Librarians, scientist, computer specialist within NAL and other USDA divisions and Federal agencies to understand both the needs of the patrons and the trends and new directions in the cataloging world 

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Telework eligible: Yes as determined by agency policy

Travel Required: Not required


Please direct questions to:

Fred Kirby

Phone: 703-259-9350


This competitive position is open to the public, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  We also request that you share this announcement with other potential candidates.


Please excuse any cross-postings,


Carlos Martinez III

Metadata Specialist 

Acquisitions & Metadata Branch

National Agricultural Library

10301 Baltimore Ave.

Beltsville, MD 20705



IT Project Management, Collections, Digital Content Development



$99,172 to $128,920 per year