Catalog/Metadata Librarian 1-2
Yale University
New Haven

Under the general direction of the Rare Book Team Leader, the Catalog/Metadata
Librarian creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic
and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in
various formats for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Plans,
directs, and reviews work of cataloging assistants and/or student assistants.
Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is
expected to be active professionally. The Rare Book Team is
responsible for cataloging material ranging from incunabula to twenty-first
century publications. Beginning in July of 2014, the Rare Book Team will be a
unit of Technical Services within the Beinecke Library.

Requirements include:

  * Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school. In selective cases a graduate degree in a related subject field may be substituted.
  * Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
  * If supervision of professional and/or support staff is a principal responsibility, supervisory experience is required.
  * Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  * Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications; analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
  * Ability to initiate and adapt to change.
  * Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  * Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  * Ability to catalog rare materials using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards.
  * Ability to work with Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  * Reading knowledge of one of more modern European languages (other than English).
  * Ability to apply non-MARC metadata schema.
  * Demonstrated engagement with the future of bibliographic control, whether through coursework or work experience. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.
  * Preferred: Experience cataloging rare materials using DCRM; NACO experience; experience applying non-MARC metadata schema.
For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at The STARS requisition ID for this
position is 25886BR. AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

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