Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center

The Mina Rees Library of the CUNY Graduate Center seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Instructor or Assistant Professor- Cataloging & Metadata Librarian. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with library staff under the direction of the Associate Librarian for Collection Management to performs full cataloging for several types of print and electronic materials in all subjects and formats using current standards (AACR2, MARC). In addition, this librarian manages batch uploads and updates of MARC records and performs catalog maintenance in the CUNY Aleph catalog; composes metadata for digital projects; manages collection, maintenance, and distribution of library cataloging statistics; 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 an institutional repository. This librarian may supervise 1 or more FTE full-time or part-time staff. This librarian represents the Graduate Center in local and regional groups.

Reference duties include staffing the library reference desk and performing virtual reference (occasional evening and weekend hours required); serving as a collection development liaison and reference/instruction librarian for assigned departments; providing classroom and workshop instruction in person and online. Scholarly activity and professional service are required for tenure and promotion.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS). Two or more years of cataloging experience in an academic library. Expert knowledge of MARC format and cataloging rules including AACR2, LCSH, LCCN. Familiarity with RDA, FRBR. Experience using an integrated library system. Familiarity with current metadata schema including SML-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. Excellent communication, problem-solving, and project management skills.
Familiarity with OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and Classification Web is preferred. Experience with MarcEdit and Exlibris Aleph 500 preferred. Working knowledge of Spanish or French preferred.
A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school is required for appointment as Assistant Professor.

About the CUNY Graduate Center:
The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university, serving 540,000 students – more than 271,000 degree-credit students and nearly 270,000 in adult, continuing and professional education — at 24 institutions in New York City. The University includes 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, and other campuses with specialized programming. Founded in 1961, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is devoted primarily to doctoral study and awards most of CUNY’s doctoral degrees. In this nationally unique consortium of over 1950 faculty members, a core faculty of approximately 150 Graduate Center appointments is supplemented by over 1800 additional faculty members drawn from throughout CUNY’s eleven senior colleges and New York City’s leading cultural and scientific institutions. With 4300 doctoral students, they pursue a shared enterprise of expanding the boundaries of knowledge in over thirty doctoral programs and seven master’s programs in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A wide range of rankings regularly place Graduate Center doctoral programs among the best in the country. Since 1999, the Graduate Center’s vibrant campus has been housed in a nine-story landmark building at 365 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Formerly home to the B. Altman Department Store, the building has been redesigned as a new, state-of-the-art facility to meet the specific needs of a twenty-first-century institution of advanced learning.

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

Position open until filled. Review begins January 31, 2013

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