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SUNY New Paltz – Metadata/Cataloging Librarian

Job Description – Metadata/Cataloging Librarian

The Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a half-time, tenure-track Assistant Librarian position beginning in August 2012.

This position complements the current staff of the Bibliographic Access Team as it positions itself to successfully manage the ongoing transition from print to electronic library materials. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for cataloging of electronic resources using current metadata standards. S/he will collaborate with the Information Systems Librarian on batch loading of electronic resources into the library catalog, remain current with emerging metadata standards and tools, particularly those for electronic and non-traditional library materials; assist with cataloging of traditional library materials and other online catalog maintenance duties as required, including authority control. This librarian will participate in one reference shift per week and occasional weekend reference shifts, and in library liaison activities.

An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science and excellent computer skills are required. A successful candidate will have: experience/coursework in current metadata standards such as Dublin Core and aptitude for learning emerging metadata standards; experience/coursework in traditional cataloging practices such as AACR2/RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21; well-developed analytical, organizational and oral, written and interpersonal communication skill; proficiency in reference series. Academic library experience and prior experience with the OCLC Connexion application and the ExLibris Aleph Integrated Library System highly preferred. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus and who can advise and mentor all members of our diverse student body.

Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 7/09/12.

Submissions may be either electronic or in paper. Please submit: letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, names and contact addresses of three (3) professional references to:


Chair, Cataloging Assistant Librarian Search Committee
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Please note Search #F12-09 on all materials submitted.

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