• New York, NY
  • Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience

Website Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library

• Orders and receives research material for Watson Library and all departmental libraries in a variety of languages; monitors quality of order records and vendor-provided cataloging
• Creates high quality descriptive and technical metadata in both MARC and non-MARC formats for both physical and digital collections; catalogs research materials in all formats according to national standards
• Processes research material including new periodicals; claims missing issues; analyzes usage to recommend conversion of print subscriptions to on-line
• Processes shipments of books and journals for commercial binding
• Serves as a member of the mailroom team and assists with the receipt and processing of incoming material
• Collects and participates in the assessment of system-generated statistics and management reports
• Works with digitization team to review bibliographic records and prepare shipments to the Internet Archive.
• Assists with data loads of bibliographic and authority records and financial data from vendors using EDIFACT, systems maintenance, and optimization of library software
• Assists with collection management including offsite processing, withdrawals, and departmental library maintenance
• Assists at a public service desk (Watson or Nolen)
• Other related duties


• Library experience required
• Experience using an integrated library system (preferably Sierra) required
• Experience with OCLC Connexion Client and ContentDM preferred
• Ability to do detailed work accurately required
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team based environment required
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills required
• Initiative, flexibility and a strong service orientation required
• Experience using other library-related software preferred
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and also push or pull objects weighing 300-400 pounds on wheels (booktrucks).
• B.A. required, work toward an M.L.S. preferred
• Knowledge of art history and or related fields required
• Knowledge of RDA/AACR2, LC Classification and MARC21 required
• Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language required

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