The Cornell University Library is seeking an Original MARC and Image
Cataloger. Under the direction of the CMS Administrative Supervisor and the
Discovery Metadata Librarian creates original catalog records (both MARC and
non-MARC) following the appropriate national standards and CUL policies. This
work includes the creation of name, subject, geographic, and other headings
for use in these records, as well the assignment of appropriate subject
headings and classification based on complex subject analysis of the
resources. Determines the relative priority of, and the type of cataloging
needed for materials in the CUL collections. Maintains liaison with the
relevant public services and collection development staff, as well as
effective working relationships with colleagues in Library Technical Services
and throughout the Library and University.Responsible for administrative
supervision of staff in a processing unit or operation, including hiring
decisions and evaluation.
This is a half-time, one-year term position with the possibility for renewal
based on continued need and available funding.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience or training. Two or more years
library technical services experience. Knowledge of at least one Western
foreign language. Ability to exercise judgment and self-direction on matters
related to cataloging. Ability to work well alone, with minimal supervision,
and in groups. Ability to provide on-the-job training/guidance to others who
do similar work. Consistency in and aptitude for detailed work. Good
interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
Two or more years cataloging experience, preferably in a research library.
Excellent knowledge of local and national library database software, Voyager
and OCLC. Excellent knowledge of MARC21 bibliographic and authorities formats.
Experience using RDA: Resource, Description, and Access to create
bibliographic records. Experience cataloging using non-MARC metadata, e.g. VRA
Core, Dublin Core, EAD. Experience using Library of Congress Authorities and
Getty Vocabularies in non-MARC environments. Knowledge of current metadata
trends and ability to understand cataloging tasks within this context.
Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided for
this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to
work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an
uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the
university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca,
NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's
campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the
new CornellNYC Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New
Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage.
Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.
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