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The Cornell University Library is seeking an Art History Image Cataloger. Under the direction of the Discovery Metadata Librarian and the administrative supervision of the CMS Administrative Supervisor, creates original metadata records for art history visual resources following the appropriate international standards and CUL policies. This work includes the creation of name, subject, location, and other headings for use in these records, as well the assignment of appropriate subject headings and classification based on complex subject analysis of the resources. Determines the relative priority of, and the type of cataloging needed for materials in the CUL digital image collections. Maintains liaison with the relevant public services and collection development staff for visual resources, as well as effective working relationships with colleagues in Library Technical Services and throughout the Library and University.
This is a full time, one year term position.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience or training in Art History or related field. Ability to exercise considerable judgment and self-direction on matters related to image cataloging. Ability to work well alone, with minimal supervision, and in groups. Knowledge of at least one Western European foreign language. Consistency in and aptitude for detailed work. Good interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
Preferred: One to two years image cataloging experience, preferably in a research library. Advanced degree in Art History.
Excellent knowledge of image database software (ARTstor, SharedShelf, and LUNA preferred). Knowledge of VRA Core or other non-MARC metadata, and authorities formats. Knowledge of current metadata trends and ability to understand image cataloging within this context. Ability to provide on-the-job training/guidance to others who do similar work. Demonstrated experience working with relational databases.