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Supervising Librarian, Metadata 


Job Summary:

The Supervising Librarian, Metadata (SLM) is responsible for the organization, supervision, and management of projects in relationship to data migration, authority cataloging, and metadata standards. In this leading role, the SLM will perform supervisory duties related to bibliographic control of metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards. Consulting and collaborating with various library and Academy stakeholders as appropriate, this position will be responsible for implementing quality control in our library catalogs as directed by the Department Head, Authority Control Librarian, and the Digital Management Services (DMS). This position supervises professional and assistant librarian positions, interns and serves on a variety of library committees and policy groups. This position works in the Technical Services Department (TSD) of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Associate Director, Technical Services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Liaison to DMS for the TSD and other library departments as appropriate.
  • Organizes and leads special project teams and manages special projects undertaken by the TSD as assigned by the Department Head and the Library Director.
  • Manages TSD staff responsible for cataloging and guides catalogers across library departments.
  • Provides metadata and systems consultation across library Academy departments as appropriate.
  • Explores and implements cataloging best practices to improve current and future access to materials.
  • Employs analytical skills to resolve complex and diverse collection issues related to the mission of the department.
  • Leads or participates in various department, library committees and work groups that establish library policies.
  • Provides service in other library and Academy activities as needed.
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an accredited program.
  • Minimum 3-10 years’ work experience in a film studies library.
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ cataloging work experience.
  • Expert film history/industry knowledge.
  • Expert knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and practices, authority control systems, subject analysis, copyright law and policies and current cataloging practices, specifically motion picture subject indexing and analysis.
  • Expert knowledge of the rules and practices in complex filing systems and archives.
  • Advanced experience with library databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally, effectively, and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.


If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.


The expected starting salary for this role is $31.25. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Supervising Librarian, Metadata  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/21/2023  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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