Job Opportunity: Cataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian – The Metropolitan Museum OF Art, NY

Job TitleCataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian
CompanyThe Metropolitan Museum OF Art
LocationThe Met Fifth Avenue
Full-time/Part-timeTemporary Part-time 12 month hire
Salary$40/hour 20 hours per week
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Required Experience Master’s degree in library/information science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
 Undergraduate or graduate degree (or equivalent) in the history of art or area studies preferred
 Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and practices including RDA, AACR2, MARC21,
LCSH, and LC classification
 At least two years of experience in original and complex copy cataloging, with demonstrated
fluency in cataloging print, digital, and online resources
 Experience with OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system
 Experience creating and updating NACO records and coordinating linked data initiatives that
involve NACO records
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesThe Cataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian plays a crucial role in a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded initiative to assess, expand, facilitate discovery, and improve access to the library’s print and digital holdings by and about Indigenous American, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and African American artists. Reporting to the Associate Museum Librarian/Project Director, this position enables timely and efficient access to library materials and online resources by creating and enhancing catalog records in OCLC Connexion and the local library system in alignment with national and international standards, and best practices for inclusive cataloging. This position will actively support wider representation and recognition of artists from these groups through creating and enhancing records in the Library of Congress/NACO Name Authority File and linked data initiatives.
DeadlineHow to Apply: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements outlined in the position description, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant.

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