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Cataloger (3 year temporary position)
Columbia University Libraries is seeking applications for the position
of* Cataloger. This is a temporary position ending **July 1, 2012** with
possibility of extension.*
Reporting to the Director of the Original and Special Materials
Cataloging Division, the Cataloging Librarian provides full (or other
appropriate level) original cataloging and complex copy cataloging for
continuing resources and monographs in a variety of languages and
formats, including rare materials, and applies standards for
bibliographic description, authority control, subject analysis, and
classification as appropriate to specific resources and projects. In
addition to new cataloging, the Cataloging Librarian will plan and
coordinate metadata emendation and enrichment projects.
The successful candidate will have:
· Accredited MLS (or an equivalent combination of education and
· Knowledge of AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations,
Library of Congress subject headings, Library of Congress and other
· Previous experience cataloging in all formats and in a variety
of metadata schemas.
· Demonstrated awareness of relevant new and emerging standards
and technologies and a high level understanding of digital information
systems and software.
· Working knowledge of two foreign languages
· Excellent communication skills, creativity and the
demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and complex
Preferred qualifications include:
* Knowledge of PCC, NACO and CONSER guidelines.
* Experience cataloging rare material (principally pre-1800) and
special formats such as archival finding aids.
One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides
outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual
community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia
also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of
New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of
remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic
resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to
collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership.
The salary for this position is dependent on experience. We offer
excellent benefits including 100% Columbia tuition exemption for self
and family and assistance with University housing. Columbia will also
pay 50% tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for an
undergraduate degree at another accredited college or university.
To apply for this position please visit the following link: <https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51886>
Include names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is
filled; however, applications submitted before August 19, 2009 will
receive priority consideration
Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging
102 Butler Library
Columbia University Libraries