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.