Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey Requisition # 1300510
The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research
libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate
students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars.
Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million
manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital
text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and
knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in
a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
Princeton University Library seeks a flexible and innovative Metadata
Librarian with a specialization in the languages, history and cultures of
Latin America, Spain and Portugal to become part of a team responsible for
creating, converting and managing metadata to promote and enhance control of
and access to the Library's digital and print collections. Within this scope
the Metadata Librarian will have broad responsibility for Western language
acquisitions and holdings, and contribute special expertise, initiative and/or
leadership requiring knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese language. The focus
of the position is on creative and efficient utilization of metadata and the
imaginative application of technology to achieve quicker, more efficient
processing of new acquisitions, and for bibliographic control and discovery
promotion of the Library's holdings. The librarian will work with multiple
library systems and employ an array of metadata tools, such as macros,
MARCEdit, XML editors, etc. for cross-walking, storing and/or re-purposing
data, manipulating schema, scripting workflows, and other on-going tasks and
special projects performing and/or facilitating cataloging and content
management. The librarian needs a strong grounding in cataloging principles
and the ability to apply them to existing and emerging media in a variety of
encoding formats coupled with strong technical skills relevant to the
Applications must include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three
references with full contact information.
* Strong working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese;
* MLS or an advanced degree in an area related to Spanish/Portuguese language, literature, culture, history, etc.;
* Knowledge of at least one XML metadata schema;
* XML, XPath, Xquery, Xquery update;
* Experience demonstrating capability for project planning and workflow management;
* Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial, team environment.
* Working knowledge of other European languages;
* Experience demonstrating supervisory skills;
* Familiarity with systems architecture;
* Experience which demonstrates a strong knowledge of cataloging principles;
* Knowledge of RDA;
* Knowledge of authority principles and practices;
* Knowledge of additional metadata schema.
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and
accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, nine (9) paid
holidays, plus two (2) Personal days. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life
insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits
Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the
names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be
accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:
http://www.princeton.edu/jobs. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
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