Job description

Duties: As part of the Manuscripts of the Muslim World project (a grant-funded initiative between the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and the Free Library of Philadelphia), the Penn Libraries seeks an Arabic script manuscript cataloging librarian. This position will be responsible for providing original cataloging and descriptive metadata for manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish from the collections of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Haverford College. In addition, the cataloging librarian will remediate and standardize selected existing metadata from the grant institutions. The cataloging librarian will work closely with the project management and digitization team as well as staff at the partner institutions to refine and adapt cataloging workflow and procedures.

**This is a three-year term position.**

Qualifications: Qualifications: A MLS/MLIS and 2 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. In addition, a graduate degree in Near Eastern Studies, Arabic or related fields is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of metadata standards as well as 1-3 years of experience in cataloging or digitization projects is highly desirable. Cataloging experience in MARC and a familiarity with standard metadata standards, platforms, and tools such as OCLC Connexion, RDA, and MARCedit also strongly preferred. Strong knowledge and prior experience of cataloging and working with manuscripts in Arabic and Perso-Arabic scripts (e.g. Naskh, Nasta liq, Shekasteh, etc.) will be crucial to the project and as such is strongly preferred.

Reference Number: 50-27976

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Special Collections Library

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival




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Posted: 2/23/2018
Application Due: 4/25/2018
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