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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 
classification systems.

         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: <>


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

Kate Harcourt
Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging
102 Butler Library
Columbia University Libraries
phone: 212.854.2714
fax: 212.854.5167