Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

New York City
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Created: December 28, 2012

Description

 Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Job ID: 7318
Department:  Mina Rees Library
Compensation:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Description:
Faculty Vacancy Announcement
In collaboration with library staff under the direction of the Associate Librarian for Collection Management performs full cataloging for several types of print and electronic materials.

Cataloging
- Performs cataloging for materials in all subjects and formats using current standards (AACR2, MARC).
- Manages batch uploading and updating of MARC records in the catalog.
- Performs catalog maintenance to ensure accuracy of Graduate Center records.
- Trains and supervises at least 1 FTE support staff and students in copy cataloging and catalog maintenance.
- Manages collection, maintenance, and distribution of library cataloging statistics.
- Evaluates and develops cataloging policies and procedures.
- Consults with library colleagues to resolve problems of bibliographic access.
- Participates in digital project planning and implementation including the development of taxonomies, metadata application, and best practices for construction and maintenance of an institutional repository.
- Represents the Graduate Center in CUNY, campus, and other regional working groups.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Reference
- Staffs the library Reference Desk; performs virtual reference service.
- Serves as reference and instruction librarian for assigned departments; provides classroom and workshop instruction in person and online.
- Consults with faculty and students about taxonomies, software, and metadata applications for individual projects and tool-building.


Professional Development
- Maintains professional currency in cataloging and metadata standards.
- Produces scholarly research and provides academic service in accordance with the library's tenure and promotion criteria.

Qualifications
Required:
- MLS degree from an accredited institution; second Master's degree in any discipline required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level
- 2+ years cataloging experience in an academic environment
- Expert knowledge of MARC format and cataloging rules including AACR2, LCSH, LCCN
- Familiarity with RDA, FRBR
- Experience with an integrated library system
- Familiarity with current metadata schema including XML-based standards (Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS, TEI, EAD)
- Familiarity with archival description and practices
- Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in library systems and services
- Strong communication, problem-solving, and project management skills

Preferred:
- Familiarity with OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Web
- Familiarity with ExLibris Aleph 500
- Experience with MarcEdit
- Working knowledge of Spanish or French

How to Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and the names of and contact information for three professional references to: metadatalibrarian@gc.cuny.edu.

Position: Open until filled.  Review of applications begins January 31, 2013.

How to apply

Contact:

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Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 18:15 UTC


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