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Under the general direction of the Rare Book Team Leader, the Catalog/Metadata Librarian creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in various formats for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Plans, directs, and reviews work of cataloging assistants and/or student assistants. Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.
The Rare Book Team is responsible for cataloging material ranging from incunabula to twenty-first century publications. Beginning in July of 2014, the Rare Book Team will be a unit of Technical Services within the Beinecke Library.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited library school. In selective cases a graduate degree in a related subject field may be substituted.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
• If supervision of professional and/or support staff is a principal responsibility, supervisory experience is required.
• Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications; analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
• Ability to initiate and adapt to change.
• Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
• Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
• Ability to catalog rare materials using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards.
• Ability to work with Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
• Reading knowledge of one of more modern European languages (other than English).
• Ability to apply non-MARC metadata schema.
• Demonstrated engagement with the future of bibliographic control, whether through coursework or work experience. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.
• Preferred: Experience cataloging rare materials using DCRM; NACO experience; experience applying non-MARC metadata schema.
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The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, pleas e visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library:
The Beinecke Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the great collections in North America, the Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library’s web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/
Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 25886BR. Please be sure to reference #25886BR in your cover letter.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.