Resource Description Librarian - Fordham University, Walsh Library

Posted on April 05, 2017


● Reports to the Head of Cataloging ● Creates original metadata and edits online records in various formats including print, electronic and media according to guidelines in all subject areas and languages ● Collaborates with Archives/Special Collections in the production of metadata for rare materials ● Resolves post-cataloging problems including conflicts in bibliographic records and updating existing data ● Contributes to the development of policies, guidelines and best practices for the libraries digital collections ● Actively participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the University libraries ● Enriches metadata representing University Libraries’ digital and physical collections ● Assists in researching information on persons, corporate entities and geographic locations for inclusion into NAF ● Assists in developing short and long term planning for digital projects ● Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with all members of the Fordham University community


● American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree ● Minimum 2 years’ experience in an academic library ● In-depth knowledge of an integrated library system; Sirsi Symphony highly preferred ● Knowledge of relevant metadata standards and guidelines (RDA, FRBR, AACR2, MARC-21, LCRI, LC classification and subject headings, DublinCore) ● Proficiency with metadata creation ● Reading knowledge of one or more Western European language other than English—German, French, Italian and Latin desirable ● Must be detail oriented, flexible and able to communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the Fordham University community ● Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, work independently, exercise individual initiative, and demonstrate flexibility as a team member ● Ability to work with student assistants


Bronx, NY


To Apply

E-mail resume and cover letter to: John Williams, [email protected]

Company Information

Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458

Contact Information

John Williams, Head of Cataloging, [email protected]