[XML4Lib] Cornell University Library Vacancy

Michele Hegedus 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.

Requirements:

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 
languages.

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 
available.

Application:  To apply for this position go to 
<http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/>http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/, search 
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 
filled.

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.



Michele Hegedus
Library Administration
201 Olin Library
(607) 255-5181
(607) 255-6788 Fax
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