Metadata Librarian, Modern Greek Specialty

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Created: October 26, 2015


Princeton University Library seeks a flexible and innovative Metadata Librarian with a specialization in the language, history and culture of Modern Greece to become part of a team responsible for creating, converting and managing metadata to promote and enhance control of and access to the Library's digital and print collections in Modern Greek.

Princeton University’s Modern Greek collections includes over 20,000 volumes and more than 250 current periodical titles covering all aspects of post-Byzantine Greek culture, with special strength in Modern Greek literature.  This, along with extensive archival collections of prominent Greek authors, historians, and political figures, makes Princeton’s one of the world’s premier collections for the study of Modern Greek culture, attracting scholars from around the world.

The position reports to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services.  The incumbent will provide metadata for newly-acquired material in Greek, including rare books, and for digital initiatives.  S/he will collaborate with colleagues within Technical Services and in other Library departments on digital and cataloging projects to enhance access to the collections.  The librarian will work with multiple library systems, traditional and modern metadata encoding, and employ tools for cross-walking, storing and re-purposing data.  This position will require a firm and broad conceptual understanding of cataloging principles and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of encoding formats.  Success in this position will require a commitment to achieving priority throughput of new acquisitions, a dedication to content quality assurance to foster discovery, and the imagination to arrive at new solutions to both new and traditional challenges, especially through capitalizing on the advantages offered by new technologies.

Essential Qualifications:
  • MLS combined with an academic background in Greek studies; or an advanced degree in the humanities which includes a focus on Greek history, literature, and culture.
  • Strong reading knowledge of Modern Greek.
  • Ability to Romanize Greek according to the ALA/LC Romanization table.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and familiarity with library-relevant information technology and standards, especially those related to linked data, data visualization, XML and tools for data manipulation.
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year of comparable cataloging experience.
  • RDA cataloging experience and/or NACO experience.
  • Experience providing cataloging and metadata for digital formats, and in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, MODS, etc.

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