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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