Princeton University Library is seeking 2 Metadata Operations Specialists to join its Cataloging and Metadata Services team (CaMS). CaMS is a multidisciplinary group of talented individuals working collaboratively to support the research of the Princeton University community. This includes providing efficient, thorough, and accurate access to the Library's holdings in many formats and languages.
Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, supporting a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 85 thousand manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.
The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. This position will be located in the Library's off campus office.
Provide cataloging for rush and high-demand materials
Produce original and copy cataloging for special projects and collections, and other areas, as needed
Create and update name authority records, as needed
Monitor the cataloging feedback reporting system, troubleshoot, and resolve problems with data in the online catalog
Update and enhance bibliographic and authority data affecting online retrieval and indexing in the online catalog
Assist with processing and cataloging of PUL digital repository submissions and other electronic resources
Create structural metadata for digital projects
Hires, trains, and supervises student workers
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum three years of cataloging experience working with cataloging and acquisitions modules in an integrated library system such as Voyager, in addition to OCLC (via OCLC Connexion and/or WorldShare)
Working knowledge of the MARC format and bibliographic standards (RDA, AACR2), name authority records and the NAF, cataloging rules for inputting and format of bibliographic and authority data
Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages (e.g., Slavic languages, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.)
Experience using collaborative and office productivity tools like Google Drive, MS Office, Slack, etc.
Willingness to learn new technologies and data/metadata formats
Stellar communication skills
Excellent problem-solving ability
Experience using tools and technologies for bulk data manipulation such as MarcEdit
Experience working and cataloging in an academic library or other cultural heritage institution
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.