Metadata and Cataloging Librarian - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Posted on July 20, 2017


The Cataloging and Metadata librarian will work collaboratively to provide leadership and direction in emerging metadata practices, serving as the library’s primary resource for traditional MARC contributions to OCLC and the City University shared integrated library system, as well as for non-MARC metadata, structure, and standards for our digital collections.


Supporting a CUNY senior college with a level five research collection in criminal justice and social sciences, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will be responsible for composing original and complex contributed cataloging in all bibliographic and physical formats, including old and rare books, pamphlets and other items mostly relating to criminal justice housed in our Special Collections.

The librarian will ensure metadata integrity and usability of OneSearch, the primary system for finding books, articles, and other resources available to the John Jay community. Knowledgeable in web-scale discovery systems, the librarian will work closely with the CUNY Central Office of Library Services to tailor OneSearch to John Jay by leveraging customization options, addressing system issues, and responding to user feedback.

The librarian will also share responsibility with other library faculty for bibliographic instruction (includes reference and teaching) and for committee and department assignments.


All titles require a Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant or Associate, a second graduate degree is required.


Also Desirable:


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


New York, NY, USA


To Apply

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. The application letter should address the candidate’s scholarly agenda, teaching philosophy, and teaching experience, at a minimum.

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CLOSING DATE Review of resumes to begin July 31, 2017. Posting closes on September 15, 2017.

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Company Information

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts institution that enriches the learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Now under the leadership of its fifth President, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Karol V. Mason, the college has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings.