Metadata Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University Library
Posting Number: 01254

Cornell University's Albert R. Mann Library invites applications for the
position of Metadata Librarian.  The Library is seeking an energetic,
innovative, and dedicated individual to join the Technical Services team.

Albert R. Mann Library provides innovative information services for the
21st century and has achieved national renown for its digital library
initiatives. (  Mann Library's collection of
agricultural, life sciences and related social sciences materials serves
the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the College of Human
Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.   Mann
Library is considered to be the premier agricultural and life science
library within an academic institution in the United States and has won
several national awards.  Our principal user population numbers almost
10,000 and includes undergraduates, graduate students, faculty,
researchers, and staff.  Mann Library is the second largest of 19 libraries
that together constitute the Cornell University Library.

Responsibilities:  Under the general direction of the Head of Technical
Services is responsible for organizing access to networked information
resources using traditional and emerging metadata schema. As one of three
metadata librarians in the Technical Services Division, the incumbent will
track developments in metadata standards as well as recommend and design
appropriate metadata schema (e.g., DC, MARC, TEI) to facilitate access to
electronic resources and other collections.  Actively participates in the
library's research and development efforts and in local and national
discussions relating to the access, retrieval, and management of objects in
digital library systems. Is responsible for cataloging materials in a
variety of formats, including preparing original bibliographic and
authority records.  Works closely with staff throughout Technical Services
and other divisions to provide access to the library's
collections.    Plays an active role in professional organizations and the
Cornell Library community.  Actively participates in public services and
bibliographic instruction programs.

Qualifications:  MLS or equivalent graduate degree. Demonstrated experience
with a range of software applications supporting the development of digital
libraries using current and evolving metadata standards and associated
technologies, including Dublin Core and MARC. Excellent communication and
analytic skills including the ability to work within a team environment
with diverse groups of library staff.  Interest in professional development
activities, including research and activity in professional organizations.
Desired:   Previous experience using LOM, TEI, OAI, XML, EAD, FGDC, METS,
or DSpace. Working knowledge of the use of cataloging principles and tools
such as LCRI, AACR2, LCSH, and other controlled vocabularies. Prior
professional experience in an academic or special library.  Working
knowledge of one or more foreign languages.  Background or interest in
agriculture, the life sciences, or related social sciences.

Applications:  Requested by October 15, 2003.  Review of applications
begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.  Rank and
salary are dependent on experience and qualifications.

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cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
strongly committed to diversity.  We value qualified candidates who can
bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.