Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor), CUNY Graduate Center

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.

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