[XML4Lib] Cornell University Library Vacancy
mch39 at cornell.edu
Fri Dec 1 16:35:04 EST 2006
The following academic position is available at Cornell University Library:
Cornell University Libraries Metadata Librarian Position
Unit/Department: Metadata Services, Discovery Systems and Services
Position Description: Cornell University Libraries (CUL) seeks an
energetic and productive staff member to join the Metadata Services
Department < http://metadata.library.cornell.edu/>. Under the supervision
of the Head of Metadata Services, the incumbent provides metadata
consultation, design, and development services to facilitate the uses of
digital and analog information for research and education across a wide
array of academic disciplines and to support scholarly communication and
CUL collection management efforts.
Actively participates in the library's research and development efforts and
in local and national discussions relating to the access, retrieval,
description, preservation, and management of objects in digital library
systems. Works with the Head of Metadata Services to plan projects and
grants within the unit. Consults with faculty and staff on a variety of
metadata and information organization needs.
Works closely with CUL staff throughout Discovery Systems and Services
(DSS) as well as other divisions of Information Technology and Technical
Services to enhance access to the library's collections. Plays an active
role in professional organizations inside and outside of the CUL community.
Required: MLS or equivalent graduate degree. Demonstrated experience
with a range of software applications supporting the development of digital
libraries using current and evolving metadata standards and associated
technologies, including Dublin Core and MARC. Knowledge of XML Schema (e.g.
LOM, TEI, VRA Core, or EAD). Excellent communication and analytic skills
including the ability to work well within a team environment with diverse
groups of library staff. Interest in professional development activities,
including research and participation in professional organizations.
Desired: Working knowledge of relational database design or
SQL. Working knowledge of the use of cataloging principles and tools
such as AACR/RDA and authority files, as well as the specifications and
standards that support thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading
lists, taxonomies, or ontologies. Prior professional experience in an
academic or special library. Working knowledge of one or more foreign
Background: Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research
university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate
New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and
international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls,
gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with 2600 faculty
members and 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous
professional organization of 468 staff with a strong track record in
innovation and service quality. It consists of 20 libraries, including a
nearby high-density storage facility with a capacity of 6.8 million
volumes. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 62,000 current
serials, 378,000 networked electronic resources, and rich materials in
other formats. Ranking
9th among 113 North American academic library members of the Association of
Research Libraries, the Library was a recipient of the Association of
College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.
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
Application: To apply for this position go to
under the job category of Librarians, and select posting number
06308. Follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a
cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three
references. Applications requested by January 30, 2007. Review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is
For further information, contact Susan Markowitz, Director of Library Human
Resources, 201 Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5301.
Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can
bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
201 Olin Library
(607) 255-6788 Fax
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