Materials Research Librarian at Sandow

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A Materials Research Librarian is needed for a new and exciting Web service launch at SANDOW. In this critically important role, the Materials Research Librarian will be responsible for overseeing all material cataloging within a comprehensive database that he/she will help to manage and update. The ideal candidate will be expected to maintain a real-time approach to industry standards and trends, and will have a vast depth of knowledge and expertise in identifying various materials and their attributes.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop guidelines for all material cataloging and tagging
  • Support and oversee the quality and accuracy of the material intake and entry process
  • Develop and manage a group of freelance librarians and designers that will help with tagging and writing about materials
  • Seek new items through trend spotting and product launches in order to grow the material database
  • Update attributes for materials that exist within the database and ensure that all critical data points are captured as they become available
  • Review, edit and update technical material content throughout the material database, as well as on client collaterals and in editorial perspectives


  • Minimum 5-8 years in the design industry, preferably as a Research Librarian or Designer for a major design or architectural firm, required
  • Experience with the design and specification process of materials
  • Participation at global materials trade shows or industry associations

Keys to Success:

  • Skilled in the art of visually inspecting materials and identifying key attributes, such as the brand and type of manufacturing
  • Have a current and comprehensive understanding of the design and materials industry
  • Must have overall knowledge of materials, as well as a deep understanding of testing and code standards across industries
  • Constantly on the lookout for new trends and innovations

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