Cataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian (part-time) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas. Thomas J. Watson Library is The Met’s research library. With its collection of more than one-million volumes, extensive digital collections, and online resources, Watson Library is one of the world’s most comprehensive art libraries. The library’s mission is to support the research activities of the Museum staff and to offer access and outstanding services to an international community of students and scholars.

The Cataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian plays a crucial role in a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded initiative to assess, expand, facilitate discovery, and improve access to the library’s print and digital holdings by and about Indigenous American, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and African American artists. Reporting to the Associate Museum Librarian/Project Director, this position enables timely and efficient access to library materials and online resources by creating and enhancing catalog records in OCLC Connexion and the local library system in alignment with national and international standards, and best practices for inclusive cataloging. This position will actively support wider representation and recognition of artists from these groups through creating and enhancing records in the Library of Congress/NACO Name Authority File and linked data initiatives.

Salary is competitive ($40/hour) and benefits are offered. This is a temporary position consisting of 20 hours per week for a 12-month period of time with the potential to perform some work remotely.

A full position description with requirements and qualifications is available at this link: https://libmma.s3.amazonaws.com/Cataloging+and+Metadata+Associate+Librarian+Watson+Library+October+2021.pdf

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements outlined in the position description, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: lib.search@metmuseum.org. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant.