Monday, May 24, 2010

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian: SUNY Martime College, Bronx, NY

The Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College invites applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for cataloging in all formats and selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata for bibliographic and digital records. This is a tenure track academic position.


  • Manage and process electronic and print cataloging records using the Ex-Libris Library System
  • Ensures quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, NLM and LC cataloging practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards
  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging for all formats. Participates with members of the library staff in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of catalog and digital records
  • Participates in library digital projects, keeps abreast of developments in electronic publishing, networking and indexing to design methods for including off-site access to electronic documents in library’s OPAC, including images, full text, etc.
  • Provides leadership in the area of metadata management within the library environment through participation in joint projects
  • As part of the library faculty team, participates in library education programs (information literacy, reference and information desk, liaison to academic departments, creating electronic instructional content)
  • As a member of the faculty, serves on various campus-wide committees, SUNY-wide committees and the college governance
  • As a library faculty, makes scholarly contributions to the profession
  • Other tasks as assigned as it relates to abilities and experience

Required Experience

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • Two years cataloging/metadata experience
  • Knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCCS, UMLS, XML, Dublin Core and other cataloging and metadata standards highly desirable
  • Familiarity with bibliographic technology, database design and digital repository requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to successfully lead, train and interact with employees and graduate library interns


  • Advanced degree in another academic discipline
  • Experience in an academic library setting
  • Working familiarity with the Ex-Libris integrated library system
  • Knowledge of emerging library technologies

Application procedure: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Position is open until filled.