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Metadata Services Librarian

Camperdown, Australia
$95,860 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
1 Nov 2023

Job Details

  • Full time, fixed term till Dec 2024
  • Be valued for your extensive experience and knowledge in metadata to deliver high quality, client-focused resource discovery and access
  • Base salary starting from $95,860 plus 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

As a Metadata Services Librarian, you will provide specialist skills for describing unique or complex resources created and/or managed by the Library (electronic, print, digital and data) using standard metadata schemas, including MARC, RDA and Dublin Core to ensure resource discoverability and access irrespective of location, media or form. This includes developing strategies and procedures to ensure information resources are described accurately and accessible to library clients across the Library Services Platform, institutional repository and Digital Asset Management system. You will have expert knowledge of library systems, as well as tools and applications for data manipulation. You will closely liaise with vendors to manage the quality assurance of out-sourced record creation.

The Metadata Services Librarian operates in a dynamic environment. Changes to technology, media, form and delivery of information resources may require review of duties and role.

About you

  • understanding of current and emerging metadata, cataloguing and resource description standards, such as BIBFRAME and Linked Data
  • experience in creating, editing and transforming MARC and/or non-MARC metadata
  • experience in working with library or repository systems
  • evidence of sharing expertise and best practices in technology with others and sponsoring of the development of new technology related ideas and/or procedures that improve the user experience
  • ability to actively contribute to the development of team goals, assist team members and to take the lead on tasks involving team members when required
  • the ability to maintain skills, knowledge and experience to innovate practices, processes and/or procedures at work
  • proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients ensuring that clients' needs are met and excellent written and verbal communication and analytical skills
  • project management experience with the ability to maintain attention to detail and to meet deadlines, including the ability to efficiently manage resources and improve the quality of work including coordinating activities, facilities and/or resources.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Wednesday 01 November 2023 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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Full-time employees: 7616

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