New York University Libraries Metadata Services Librarian
Description: Plays a leading role in the library's efforts to
optimize resource discovery and delivery by identifying, evaluating,
manipulating and enhancing metadata for integration into information
services. Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the
Metadata Services Librarian works closely with managers from the
cataloging, acquisitions, information technology services, public
services and digital library departments to develop policies and
procedures for handling metadata; investigates new sources for
metadata; keeps abreast of new and evolving metadata standards.
Within Technical services, manages the ILS cataloging profiler,
serves as primary liaison to RLG and OCLC for processing activities,
develops and maintains contracted cataloging services, and
coordinates efforts to maximize effective use of all desktop
applications related to technical services processing.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution. Second
masters or the equivalent required for tenure. A minimum of three
years MARC cataloging experience in a research library and
familiarity with other metadata schemas. The candidate should be
professionally active and knowledgeable about national and
international efforts to maximize utility of traditional and new
forms of metadata. Additional requirements are strong written and
verbal communication skills, demonstrated ability to work
independently and collaboratively in a complex organization, and a
creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package
including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with
experience and background.
To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of
application, including the name, address and telephone number of
three references to: Libraries Human Resources Director, New York
University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY
10012. Resumes will be considered until the positions filled.