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Friday, June 15, 2018

F/T - Metadata Librarian, Leo Baeck Inst (NY)

Metadata Librarian – Full Time - Leo Baeck Institute Library, New York, New York

The Leo Baeck Institute, located at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, New York), is seeking a full time Metadata Librarian. This position reports to the Head Librarian.

The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to preserving the history of German-speaking Jews. Its 80,000-volume library and extensive archival and art collections represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on German-speaking Jewish communities. It is one of five partner organizations at the Center for Jewish History. For more information about the Leo Baeck Institute, please visit our website at

Major Job Responsibilities

§  Performs copy and original cataloging of print and non-print materials published in German and English, based on RDA, MARC21, and Library of Congress cataloging standards
§  Streamlines cataloging procedures and participates in relevant committees
§  Manages library donations, including accessioning donated items and maintaining donor correspondence
§  Proactively participates in library projects to maximize access and improve data quality
§  Provides occasional reference services related to the German-speaking Jewish communities
§  Assists with collections development and performs other professional  duties as needed


§  Full time Monday – Friday


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
§  Solid reading knowledge of German
§  Minimum one year of cataloging experience
§  Proficiency with OCLC Connexion and  Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system  or similar library systems
§  Interest in German-Jewish history
§  Strong  technical skills
§  Resourceful, flexible, organized,  and accurate
  • The ability to work well independently or as a team member

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits will commensurate with qualifications and experience


Please send your cover letter and résumé to Ginger Barna, Head Librarian (