Original MARC and Image Cataloger/Technical Svcs Asst V

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Created: December 19, 2012


The Cornell University Library is seeking an Original MARC and Image Cataloger. Under the direction of the CMS Administrative Supervisor and the Discovery Metadata Librarian creates original catalog records (both MARC and non-MARC) following the appropriate national standards and CUL policies. This work includes the creation of name, subject, geographic, and other headings for use in these records, as well the assignment of appropriate subject headings and classification based on complex subject analysis of the resources. Determines the relative priority of, and the type of cataloging needed for materials in the CUL collections. Maintains liaison with the relevant public services and collection development staff, as well as effective working relationships with colleagues in Library Technical Services and throughout the Library and University.Responsible for administrative supervision of staff in a processing unit or operation, including hiring decisions and evaluation.

This is a half-time, one-year term position with the possibility for renewal based on continued need and available funding.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience or training. Two or more years library technical services experience. Knowledge of at least one Western foreign language. Ability to exercise judgment and self-direction on matters related to cataloging. Ability to work well alone, with minimal supervision, and in groups. Ability to provide on-the-job training/guidance to others who do similar work. Consistency in and aptitude for detailed work. Good interpersonal, writing and communication skills.

Two or more years cataloging experience, preferably in a research library. Excellent knowledge of local and national library database software, Voyager and OCLC. Excellent knowledge of MARC21 bibliographic and authorities formats. Experience using RDA: Resource, Description, and Access to create bibliographic records. Experience cataloging using non-MARC metadata, e.g. VRA Core, Dublin Core, EAD. Experience using Library of Congress Authorities and Getty Vocabularies in non-MARC environments. Knowledge of current metadata trends and ability to understand cataloging tasks within this context.

Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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