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Friday, March 17, 2017

P/T - Metadata Librarian, Jewish Theological Seminary (NY)

Metadata Librarian

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently seeking a part-time (24 hours per week) Metadata Librarian for The JTS Library. The Metadata Librarian is responsible for creating descriptive metadata to make library collection and information resources more discoverable.  It is under the supervision of the Director of Library Services.

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary:
The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty of the institution in addition to the international community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our web site at<>.


·        Creates descriptive metadata for the digital library. This includes descriptions of digital images of manuscripts, recordings, films, EAD finding aids and other visual material.

·        Ingest metadata into digital assets management system.

·        Catalogs specific item as needed.

·        Serves on the processing and digital library teams.

Minimum Requirements:

·        ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent required.

·        Proficiency in Jewish studies and Hebrew.

·        Proficiency in current Library cataloging standards and practices, RDA, LCSH, MARC21, Dublin Core, METS and EAD

·        Excellent knowledge of Oxygen, ExLibris ALEPH500 and DigiTool, OCLC Connexions and Archivist Toolkit.

·        Ability to work creatively, and effectively in a team environment and independently.

·        Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.

·        Excellent organizational and time-management skills; and ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·        Ability to train special project staff, when necessary.

·        Demonstrated 1- 2 years experience producing original cataloging and metadata creation in an academic library.

Application Instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter by Monday, March 27, 2017 to