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Thursday, August 13, 2009

F/T - Metadata Librarian - CUNY

Cover letter, resume and names of and contact information for three professional references should be sent by September 4, 2009.

Mina Rees Library
CUNY Graduate Center

Metadata Librarian (Assistant or Associate Professor)
PVN #: FY-16419
Closing Date: September 4, 2009
The Metadata Librarian works within a collaborative and collegial framework under the direction of the Associate Librarian for Collection Management and provides general cataloging support for the library. Performs full cataloging of various types of materials in all disciplines with particular focus on special collections, digital resources and other non-print formats.

Catalogs materials in all subjects and formats but specializes in cataloging special collections, digital resources and other non-print formats
Participates in digital project planning and implementation including the development of standards and best practices and creates metadata for digital resources
Consults with colleagues at the Graduate Center and throughout CUNY as appropriate regarding cataloging issues.
Trains staff as necessary; may supervise 1 full time employee in absence of senior staff.
Keeps current on developments in cataloging practice and participates in the evaluation and development of cataloging policies and procedures.
Assists patrons at the Reference Desk and at library workstations and serves as library liaison to assigned doctoral programs.

MLS degree from an accredited institution and second Master’s degree in a Social Sciences or Humanities discipline
Familiarity with MARC format and cataloging rules including AACR2, LCSH, and LCRI
Experience with an integrated library system (Aleph 500 preferred), cataloging experience and creation of metadata in an academic environment
Familiarity with emerging trends in library systems and services
Experience with using MODS/METS and/or applying Western States Best Practices
Strong interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of German, French or another Western European language

Use of DRM tools
Familiarity with Cataloger92s Desktop and Classification Web
Successful grant experience
Familiarity with ExLibris Aleph 500
Salary Range: Assistant Professor - $63,064 - $71,974; Associate
Professor - $69,003 - $79,902
FLSA Status: Exempt
Send resume, cover letter, and names of and contact information for three professional references by September 4, 2009 to:

Attn: Metadata Librarian Position
Julie Cunningham, Chief Librarian
Mina Rees Library
Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212-817-1647

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