Metadata Librarian

New York City
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Created: September 13, 2012


The William & Anita Newman Library of Baruch College seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor - Metadata Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation and application of metadata across a wide range of materials, including digital and physical collections.  The position reports to the Head of Collection Management, but requires close collaboration with the College Archivist, Head of Cataloging, IT staff, and units of the College that produce digital assets.  The Metadata Librarian has a leadership role in the development of the College's institutional repository, Digital Media Library, and other digital collections.  This position is also responsible for managing the batch loading and updating of MARC records for e-books in the catalog, helping to troubleshoot access problems with electronic resources, and advising staff and faculty on metadata standards and appropriate schema.  As a member of the Library faculty the successful candidate is expected to provide reference and research assistance to library users, teach, and engage in active scholarship that leads to publication.

The Newman Library is a recipient of the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries, as well as the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Excellence in Design, the Award of Excellence for Library Architecture, presented jointly by the American Library Association and the American Institute of Architects, and the Library Buildings Award, presented by the Library Administration and Management Section of the American Library Association.  The Library has an active instruction program that includes credit courses leading to an undergraduate Minor in Information Studies.


The successful candidate will have a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline. A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required for a position as Assistant Professor.  This position requires demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, and MODS.  Preferred qualifications include familiarity with data exchange standards, semantic web development, and XML.


$61,903 - $76,395; commensurate with qualifications

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

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