Metadata Operations Specialist

Job description


Princeton University Library is seeking 2 Metadata Operations Specialists to join its Cataloging and Metadata Services team (CaMS). CaMS is a multidisciplinary group of talented individuals working collaboratively to support the research of the Princeton University community. This includes providing efficient, thorough, and accurate access to the Library's holdings in many formats and languages.

Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, supporting a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 85 thousand manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.

The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. This position will be located in the Library's off campus office.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three years of cataloging experience working with cataloging and acquisitions modules in an integrated library system such as Voyager, in addition to OCLC (via OCLC Connexion and/or WorldShare)
  • Working knowledge of the MARC format and bibliographic standards (RDA, AACR2), name authority records and the NAF, cataloging rules for inputting and format of bibliographic and authority data
  • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages (e.g., Slavic languages, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.)
  • Experience using collaborative and office productivity tools like Google Drive, MS Office, Slack, etc.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and data/metadata formats
  • Stellar communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability


  • Experience using tools and technologies for bulk data manipulation such as MarcEdit
  • Experience working and cataloging in an academic library or other cultural heritage institution

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW





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Posted: 12/14/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time