Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manipulate metadata to provide multiple access points for library resources, regardless of location or format.
- Plan and integrate electronic resources and batch processing work as it relates to cataloging and metadata quality.
- Perform outreach and seek opportunities for collaborative efforts within Library Technical Services and beyond to enhance and broaden metadata operations.
- Oversee the creation and management of metadata for various repositories.
- Develop and provide training to library staff regarding resource description and metadata management.
- Develop an expertise in linked data, semantic web applications, and ontologies for discovery of bibliographic data and information.
- Serve as a metadata consultant to larger library projects/initiatives.
- Serve on a library team to address a better discovery and access solutions for library users.
- Serve as a leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management.
- Monitor national and international trends in metadata, cataloging, and discovery.
- Maintain a working knowledge of a variety of library and bibliographic metadata formats, both traditional and emerging.Participate in the growing strategic alliance between Columbia University Libraries (2CUL) on cataloging and metadata initiatives.
- M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree.
- Experience in an academic library, museum, archive, or a comparable environment.
- Experience in creating, editing, and transforming MARC and/or non-MARC metadata.
- Ability to work well in a collaborative team-based environment.Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and presentation skills.
- Ability to analyze and to solve problems creatively and flexibly in a complex and rapidly changing environment.Strong service orientation and interest in information users' values and needs.
- Aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards.
- Self-motivation, ability to multi-task, and ability to exercise independent judgment.
- Interest in professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations.
- Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.Experience in transformation of XML documents using XSLTAbility to write scripts and/or other programming skills.
- Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.
Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Application deadline is January 31, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.