Metadata Librarian, Non-Roman Collections, Cotsen Children's Library

Princeton University

Position Summary Princeton University Library seeks a library professional to provide bibliographic control services for the non-roman collections of the Cotsen Children's Library and to take part in reference and outreach activities related to those collections. The chief non-roman languages represented in Cotsen are (in this order), Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Greek, Korean, and Hebrew. Chinese and Japanese are by far the most important, accounting for over 80% of the total holdings in 25 non-roman languages. Primary duties include cataloging and data enhancement, along with NACO name authority work. Professional catalogers participate in committee work relating to workflow, policies, system development, and management of digital assets. This position is located in the Rare Books Cataloging Team, offering the opportunity to work with exceptional collections in a technically sophisticated environment. It is a joint report to the Head, Technical Services for Special Collections and to the Curator, Cotsen Children's Library. This position is available October 1, 2017. Essential Qualifications Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of other advanced degree and applicable professional-level experience in a research library setting. Experience describing printed special collections resources applying current standards such as RDA and LCSH, including original MARC-format catalog records. Demonstrated ability to catalog materials in at least one of the East Asian languages prominent in Cotsen's collections, using ALA-LC romanization tables. Grounding in cataloging principles and familiarity with current developments in resource description, along with flexibility and adaptability in the context of conceptual and technological change. Ability to work effectively with curatorial staff and to contribute to the aspects of Cotsen work for which they are responsible. Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of literature for children. Cataloging ability in additional relevant non-roman languages listed above. Experience in description of visual materials and printed ephemera. Participation in NACO. Serials cataloging experience. Cataloging use of Voyager and OCLC Connexion. Familiarity with linked data, XML, and scripting language for management of descriptive data. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.