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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
Posting Websitehttps://libmma.s3.amazonaws.com/Cataloging+and+Metadata+Associate+Librarian+Watson+Library+October+2021.pdf
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: lib.search@metmuseum.org. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant.

Job Opportunity: Art and Architecture Librarian – Sabbatical Replacement –

Job TitleArt and Architecture Librarian – Sabbatical Replacement
CompanyPratt Institute
LocationBrooklyn, NY
Full-time/Part-time4-month, full-time position
Posting Websitehttps://apply.interfolio.com/92276
Required Experience● A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA (or equivalent) accredited program ● Academic background in history of art, architecture, design, or related arts discipline 
● Experience providing reference or instruction service in a library setting 
● Experience using Springshare LibApps products or an equivalent library web application 
Sample Job Responsibilities● Provide research assistance through chat reference via the LibAnswers platform and one on one research consultations via Zoom. 
● Provide information literacy instruction via Zoom for students in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the School of Architecture, and the School of Design. 
● Review gift books for subject areas in design and architecture and review the current collection, making recommendations for updated editions of titles. 
● Revise and create research guides and other online learning tools. 
● Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. 

Job Opportunity: Global Services Librarian – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleGlobal Services Librarian
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationSavannah, GA
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/27068
Required Experience– ALA-accredited Master of Library Sciences degree 
– Minimum of two years in a librarian position (circulation department preferred) 
– Experience planning and implementing events in a library environment 
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will partner with other library and university departments to ensure that the library provides the highest degree of services, resources, and support to the SCAD community. You will contribute to all aspects of customized library service delivery, both on-site and online, and across the SCAD community. You will also support students’ expectations for a full calendar-week library operations schedule. 
The qualified candidate has a demonstrated ability to improve customer service and staff efficiency in access services and to develop motivated teams. The candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication, stellar multitasking and organization skills, and should be familiar with integrated library systems. The candidate should also have experience providing services and resources in mixed-mode situations to include online or distance education, hybrid instruction models, etc. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing/delegating tasks and responding to urgent deadlines is also essential. 

Job Opportunity: Special Collections Librarian – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleSpecial Collections Librarian
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationAtlanta, GA
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/27898
Required Experience– Undergraduate degree in a subject taught at SCAD
– Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited university
– Professional experience in special collections, artists’ books, preservation, and digitization
– Experience with cataloging and metadata creation preferred
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will develop and implement all activities and planning related to preservation and will determine appropriate archival procedures, storage, and policies for the library based on best practices. You will establish and maintain departmental statistics, standards, policies, procedures, and online research guides; assist staff in the combined reference and circulation desk; support online research services and student-focused outreach activities; and assist students and faculty alike in the identification and use of appropriate special collections materials. Among other duties, you will also lead and initiate digital image production and metadata creation and offer research assistance for the image databases.
As a special collections librarian, you will lead a robust program of artists’ book instruction and outreach, coordinate exhibition and preservation planning, and support audiovisual collection activities. You will plan, manage, and promote the annual Artists’ Book Symposium and Student Artists’ Book Competition. You will also provide access to the prominent artists’ book collection, including group and individual instructional sessions and tours for prospective students and external groups.

Job Opportunity: Research and Instruction Librarian (2 positions) – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleResearch and Instruction Librarian
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationSavannah, GA
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/28279
Required ExperienceEducation or significant research experience in one or more subjects offered at SCAD 
Professional experience working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff in an academic library environment
Fluency with digital tools, discovery applications, catalogs, and systems like LibGuides, the Springshare suite, Sierra ILS, etc. 
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will provide innovative library instruction and research services to groups and individuals, form beneficial collaborative partnerships across the SCAD community in order to promote library resources and services, and help to develop library collections. You will facilitate scholarly and creative engagement and pursuits, lead library instruction for undergraduate and graduate students, and promote partnerships with the greater SCAD community. Using your in-depth knowledge of library resources and services, you will collaborate with faculty and staff to help students develop their information literacy skills and create/maintain online research guides, tutorials, and other instructional assets. You will also plan and contribute to outreach programs that promote library resources and services, contribute to the library’s social media presence, assist in maintaining statistics and assessments of library services; and identify, evaluate, and apply current and emerging technologies to better support research and instructional services.

Job Opportunity: Cataloging and Technical Services Librarian – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleCataloging and Technical Services Librarian
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationSavannah, GA
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/28349
Required ExperienceMaster’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
Proficiency with online systems like Sierra ILS
Three to five years of cataloging experience preferred
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this full-time position, your primary responsibility will be to copy cataloging of books and DVDs. You will also catalog print and electronic theses, participate in broader technical services efforts, including physically processing new materials and deaccessioning items from the library catalog, and provide support to ongoing data/collection maintenance efforts and other special projects. 
The successful candidate has extensive knowledge of all MARC formats, AACR2r, RDA, and LCSH/LC classification schedules. Experience with an online system such as Sierra ILS is essential, and familiarity with cataloging materials in a digital asset management system is preferred. Experience with OCLC Connexion is also preferred.

Job Opportunity: Library Associate – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleLibrary Associate
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationAtlanta, GA
Full-time/Part-timePart-time, 11 month
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/28350
Required ExperienceBachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Minimum of two years of relevant experience OR a combination of education and experience
Significant customer service experience
Previous library experience strongly preferred
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this front-line position, you will assist with all aspects of customized library service to students, including course reserve and basic research assistance. You will support processing, organization, and maintenance of the collections; fulfill inter-campus book and article requests with Jen Library in Savannah; and perform all tasks related to book stacks maintenance (e.g., shelving, shifting collections, moving displays) and opening/closing the library, to include securing the floor during nights and weekends. You will help receive and process interlibrary loans, donations, journal subscriptions, and new items, and help with outreach activities that promote the library to students and faculty. As a library associate, you will also assist with the supervision of work-study students.

Job Opportunity: Reference Archivist, Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives at Bowling Green State University

BGSU Main Campus

Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Head Librarian, the Reference Archivist provides leadership in the administration of reference service and archival collection processing at the Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives (MLBSSA) and to the BGSU community and the public, including both in-person and distance inquiries; serves as webmaster for the MLBSSA in the University Libraries; coordinates print digitization activities in the MLBSSA; and assists with audio digitization activities. The position supervises public-service student assistants, organizes circulation of materials, assists with public outreach activities such as tours and class presentations, selects content for digital exhibits, and consults on displays of MLBSSA materials. In absence of the Head Librarian, supervises permanent employees and serves as the head of the unit.

Essential Duties, Tasks, & Responsibilities: 

  • Serves as Reference Specialist at the Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives and provides specialized reference services and serves as a subject expert for specialized reference to students, faculty, and researchers. Coordinates and oversees all aspects of reference services for the MLBSSA, including providing training, supervision, and evaluation of student employees, graduate assistants and MLBSSA staff assigned reference duties. Manages all aspects of the MLBSSA Reference Desk. Plans and conducts implementation and evaluation of reference services and access to materials. Prepares and monitors the annual student employment budget.
  • Processes archival collections as needed, including organizing, arranging, and describing the collections. Assists with creating and modifying finding aids and collection-level catalog records for materials. Creates LibGuides. Selects content for digital exhibits and contributes to displays of MLBSSA materials.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of MLBSSA digitization projects for print materials and assists with digitization of audio materials, including making decisions about access and preservation of digital objects
  • Manages circulation operations and trains other staff in circulation processes; oversees stacks maintenance including shelving, general order, searching, stack labels and signs.
  • Serves as the Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives webmaster. Includes working with the UL webmaster, determining content standards (within the guidelines set by BGSU and UL), structure and organization of the MLBSSA website, the technical preparation of documents, images, and files to be added to the website, and the uploading, maintenance, and revision of data. Contributes to MLBSSA blog and social media.
  • Participates in public outreach activities of the MLBSSA, including providing tours and presentations on MLBSSA holdings and their research value to BGSU classes and off-campus groups.
  • In absence of the Head Librarian, supervises permanent employees and serves as the head of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Library Science (MLS), Bachelor’s Degree in Music required. Successful candidate must have Master’s and Bachelor’s degree conferred at the time of application.

The following experience is required:

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a music library (2 years graduate experience acceptable)
  • 1 year supervisory experience


Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Computer skills including web design and digitization of print materials (required)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (required)
  • Knowledge of classical and popular music literature and music reference sources (required)
  • Knowledge of copyright as it relates to digitization (required)
  • Supervisory experience (required)
  • Familiarity with finding aid creation (required)
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace (preferred)
  • Experience with academic instruction (preferred)
  • Bibliographic familiarity with Western European languages (German, French, Italian) (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Avalon media streaming platform (preferred)
Full Time
Cover Letter, Resume
To Apply: https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=5318&job=reference-archivist-music-library-bill-schurk-sound-archives

Job Opportunity: Metadata Specialist I, The Getty Research Institute

Job Summary

The Digital Initiatives area within the Getty Research Institute seeks a Metadata Specialist to work on metadata activities associated with PhotoTech, a project to digitize a portion of the Getty Research Institute’s Photo Archive and investigate technologies, including OCR, computer vision and machine learning, to process large image collections at scale. The images and resulting metadata will be used to conduct innovative art-historical research and enhance collections description and access. The Metadata Specialist will work with the project team to develop and test workflows related to data generation, enrichment, management, and transformation for the archive. This work will entail data preparation and enrichment of legacy metadata, quality assurance of machine-generated metadata, and support of data management systems.

The Metadata Specialist will join the dynamic teams that make up the Digital Initiatives area of the Getty Research Institute. You will work on an amazing campus, collaborating with leading curators, librarians, archivists, and technologists. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off, and excellent benefits.


The position is being offered as a full-time, limited term position for two years after the start date.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Creates new metadata of advanced complexity based on professional judgment in the application of standards, best practices, research, and analysis
  • Applies knowledge to evaluate, edit, aggregate, enhance, transform, and disseminate existing metadata
  • Provides data management support for database systems
  • Tests new metadata processes and procedures
  • May contribute to documentation of policies and procedures
  • May apply knowledge of research, editing, abstracting, cataloging and/or indexing to work assignments
  • May research and evaluate terminology for controlled vocabularies


  • For librarian positions: MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school; graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline preferred. For other positions: Graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline
  • May require special subject, language, or technical expertise

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current library, archival, and museum metadata standards, such as EAD, Dublin Core, VRA Core, CIDOC-CRM, and other emerging standards
  • Experience with data manipulation and transformation tools, such as OpenRefine, Oxygen
  • Experience with database structures and data management
  • Experience with digital collections
  • Experience with data migration processes and best practices
  • Familiarity with linked data concepts and technologies
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Experience with scripting and programming languages, Python, R preferred
  • Experience with controlled vocabularies, especially those in the cultural heritage domain, such as the Getty Vocabularies (ULAN, AAT, TGN) and ICONCLASS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Builds expertise in emerging approaches as well as established practice standards and/or policies
  • Ability to work in team-based and collaborative environments
  • Maintains effectiveness when experiencing change
  • Ability to meet deadlines, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendation
  • Knowledge of new developments in the profession

To Apply: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3433/metadata-specialist-i/job

Job Opportunity: Paid Cataloging Intern, North Carolina Museum of Art

Site description: The Art Reference Library is a 45,000 volume non-circulating library that provides reference service to the art museum staff (curators, educators, conservators) and the public at large.  The library not only houses books and periodicals, but also holds an extensive auction catalog collection and an artists’ files collection of ephemera material.  We also provide online access to auction, bibliographic, and reference databases. (https://ncartmuseum.org/art/library/)

Dates of Internship: August 26, 2019-December 5, 2019, with potential for renewal in Spring 2020

Hours: Maximum 10 hours / week. Hours are flexible within a Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm work week, but the intern is expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

Compensation: $16.00 / hour

Application Deadline: August 12, 2019, with interviews to follow.


Under the supervision of the Librarian and the Library Assistant, the Cataloging Intern performs copy cataloging based on current standards.  The intern will also assist with other projects as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform copy cataloging of library materials

Education and Experience:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited graduate information and library science program
  • Experience in copy cataloging and classification of library material Library of Congress (LC) subject headings, machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records, and RDA preferred
  • Experience with computerized cataloging databases

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional library work including

methods, practices, and techniques of library copy cataloging and classification

  • Knowledge of computerized cataloging and bibliographic databases
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills – detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in art history and/or museum experience

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in an office environment in the Art Reference Library
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position, needs to occasionally move about the library, and position self to retrieve books from lower shelves
  • Must be able to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period
  • Ability to effectively use a computer


Application Procedure: Please submit via e-mail, as a single .pdf, your résumé along with a single-page cover letter expressing your interest in this internship.  Please include contact information for at least one reference.


Send Application Materials to:

Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian
Email: natalia.lonchyna@ncdcr.gov

The North Carolina Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam-era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact Human Resources or call (919) 664-6894.