Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries is seeking a librarian to oversee the cataloging and metadata production in the Special Collections Department (  We are looking for an individual with a willingness to make a transition from traditional cataloging into emerging metadata standards. 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Curator of Special Collections, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing original and copy cataloging of digital and print materials.  Oversee digitization projects, including associated outsourcing workflows.  Convert print finding aids to Encoded Archival Description.  Work with the Curator to develop an interoperable metadata framework for Special Collections and the Seminary Library.  Perform quality control of existing catalog and metadata records.  Train and supervise student workers assisting with metadata production.  Maintain and expand Special Collections’ web presence.  Assist Special Collections Assistant with describing and cataloging artifacts.  Develop cataloging procedures for article collections and bibliographic databases.  Serve on the Seminary Libraries’ Metadata Standards Committee.  Contribute scholarly articles about emerging cataloging and metadata standards to the Luce Library Bulletin.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; experience with AACR2, DCRB, and MARC-based cataloging systems and standards; familiarity with a wide variety of contemporary metadata standards (including Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, and TEI); acquaintance with XML and related technologies; Working knowledge of Latin, German, or Dutch.

Applications: Please send a letter of application and resume (including name and contact information for three professional references) to: Princeton Theological Seminary, Human Resources Office, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540; Fax: (609) 924-2973; Email: [log in to unmask].


Princeton Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Christine Schwartz

Head Cataloger

Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries