Metadata Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell
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
Albert R. Mann Library provides innovative information services for the
21st century and has achieved national renown for its digital library
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
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
Applications for Academic professional positions should be submitted via
the recruitsoft online system available on the Office of Human Resources
. Please remember to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references.
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.