University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library – Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian


Position Title: Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian

Position Description

Under the supervision of the D’Angelo Law Library’s Head of Metadata Services, the Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian participates in a wide-range of Collection Services operations to support all facets of resource description and to facilitate discovery of the library’s print and digital collections. D’Angelo’s Collection Services Department acquires, organizes, and provides discovery to the vast materials available to the University of Chicago community in all languages and in all formats. The Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian creates and maintains accurate metadata in the library catalog, the library website, the Law School’s institutional repository, Chicago Unbound, and in other discovery platforms and tools. The Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian works on projects to create access to collections and resources through the web pages, online guides and digital exhibits. As part of the Collection Services Department, the librarian creates access to online and print content expediently and ensures that these materials are easily discoverable by our users.

The D’Angelo Law Library contributes to the academic and scholarly success of the University of Chicago and Law School communities by providing rich collections and resources, maintaining a premier scholarly environment, and delivering superior library services. D’Angelo’s collections are among the world’s finest for law research and enable comprehensive access to legal scholarship and interdisciplinary resources. D’Angelo occupies five floors in the central tower of the Law School’s Laird Bell Quadrangle and is a valued partner in the Law School’s community of scholarship, teaching, and learning. The D’Angelo Law Library is part of the University of Chicago Library system, working cooperatively with other campus libraries to ensure rapid access to print and digital collections, research and study spaces, and expansive services. D’Angelo team members foster and maintain a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive workplace culture to provide the highest level of service to the prolific and evolving University of Chicago Law School and University communities.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Creates metadata in the library catalog, the library website, and through other discovery platforms.
  • Enables access to the library’s digital resources by ensuring accurate URLs and enhanced discoverability of purchased and subscribed resources.
  • Provides expertise and coordinates batch loading of vendor supplied records with the Library’s Data Management unit.
  • Manages projects that support the work of the Collection Services Department and the D’Angelo Law Library.
  • Develops, maintains and enhances use of the library’s collections through digital projects including web exhibits.
  • Adds content and metadata to the Law School institutional repository, Chicago Unbound. Performs original cataloging and classification, including NACO authority work, in accordance with national standards and library-wide policies for materials in a variety of languages and formats including print and electronic, continuing and integrating resources, and monographs including rare books.
  • Works as part of a collaborative team on metadata creation and projects across the Library system.
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of Metadata Services section and D’Angelo policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a resource for other library staff.
  • Participates on library-wide committees including groups working on new metadata standards and initiatives.
  • Contributes to the profession through engagement with colleagues across the library and other peer networks.



  • Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and advanced degree
  • Prior work experience in an academic, research, or law library;
  • Experience with metadata creation, including MARC formats, particularly serials;
  • Experience with access and discoverability of continuing and integrating resources in both print and digital formats;
  • Experience creating discovery using Library platforms and tools, such as web page creation and editing and LibGuides;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.


  • Experience with cataloging in OCLC including authority work;
  • Experience with MarcEdit or other record manipulation software;
  • Experience extracting content from structured data for analysis and report generation;
  • Experience working with digital image software;
  • Successful project management experience;
  • Familiarity with data modeling and database design/refactoring;
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign western European language;
  • Problem solving and leadership skills.


Application Instructions

To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruiting website: Review of applications will begin after May 4, 2023. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

Questions: Contact University of Chicago Library Human Resources,

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