$150K — $200K *
Princeton University Library seeks a Metadata Operations Manager to join its Cataloging and Metadata Services team (CaMS). CaMS is a multidisciplinary group of talented individuals working collaboratively to support the teaching, learning, and research mission of Princeton University by 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 people working in a large central library, nine specialized branches, and three storage facilities.
Collaborates with the Assistant University Librarian for Metadata Services on the details of day-to-day operations of the Department.
Coordinates and oversees logistics related to the movement of material into and out of the Cataloging and Metadata Services Department.
Supervises the Department’s two (2) Metadata Operations Specialists.
Manages staff assignments, based on work flowing through the department, to cover the work while maximizing team members’ skills and expertise.
Designs and implements workflows for special projects using Google sheets and tools such as ClassificationWeb to pre-assign call numbers.
Serves as one of the Department’s primary trainers for its new library management system, Alma, and helps design Alma-specific workflows to create cataloging efficiencies.
Coordinates and oversees the metadata component for special digitization projects, including training staff to use Figgy (PUL’s digital repository) for metadata entry.
Liaises with the Acquisitions Department on matters related to outsourcing of material and establishment of shelf-ready plans to improve the throughput of materials.
Establishes cataloging specifications and standards for vendors and reviews data for compliance and compatibility with the Library’s library management system.
Serves as the liaison to vendors related to systems and services (e.g., OCLC, Library of Congress, Backstage Library Works).
ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent
5+ years work experience in an academic library or other cultural heritage institution
3+ years of successful supervisory experience or successful experience managing a team
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent problem-solving ability
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with all levels of staff
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 content standards (RDA, AACR2), name authority records and the NAF, and cataloging rules for inputting and formatting bibliographic and authority data
Experience using collaborative and office productivity tools like Google Drive, MS Office, Slack, etc.
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
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Physical Capacity Exam Required
Valid Driver’s License Required
Valid through: 6/29/2021
$250K — $250K+*
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