Metadata Librarian for Non-Latin Scripts Resources
New York University, Division of Libraries
Job posted to this site on October 31st at 6:26pm
Application Deadline: November 30th 2023
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $78,000 - $98,000. This pay range represents base pay only (for 9 months OR for 12 months) and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
Metadata Librarian for Non-Latin Scripts Resources
NYU Libraries is seeking a tenure-track faculty librarian to lead the Non-Latin Scripts Metadata Unit, in the Department of Knowledge Access, and to coordinate metadata policies, streamline workflows and oversee backlog management for non-Latin scripts resources across the Libraries’ general, distinctive, and special collections.
The Metadata Librarian for Non-Latin Script Resources will develop metadata application guidelines to optimize resource discovery and access for distinctive collections in print and digital, design sustainable metadata strategies for faculty projects in digital humanities, create and maintain controlled vocabularies to support digital scholarship and open scholarship projects, remediate existing outdated descriptive language and promote the development of diverse, inclusive and equitable metadata.
The Metadata Librarian for Non-Latin Scripts Resources will contribute to the Libraries’ linked open data projects and help develop guidelines and tools for institutional and national metadata policies and practices, with a special emphasis on utilizing emerging technologies to enhance the discovery of Non-Latin scripts resources. This position offers the opportunity to make significant research contributions and influence the state of knowledge related to global resources in non-Latin scripts. This is in line with our abundant and diverse resources dedicated to supporting global campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and across our consortial network.
The Metadata Librarian for Non-Latin Scripts Resources will report to the Head of Knowledge Access, and provide leadership for the Non-Latin Scripts Metadata Unit (5-6 full-time staff) within the department of Knowledge Access. Knowledge Access is one of four departments in the Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) portfolio, and provides metadata services to NYU NY, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and consortium.
The ideal candidate possesses extensive experience with various metadata schemas and expertise in developing and implementing innovative metadata strategies to enhance the discovery of all types of resources, with a particular emphasis on resources in non-Latin scripts.
- Supervises, builds community, and provides ongoing development for a team of bibliographic specialists responsible for cataloging in Middle Eastern, Slavic and East Asian languages.
- Leads the Non-Latin Scripts Metadata Unit for metadata creation, transformation, remediation, and maintenance (both MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats and across various subjects and languages.
- Develops guidelines and tools for institutional metadata policies and practices for non-Latin Scripts resources.
- Collaborates with the other two unit supervisors to implement the department’s strategic directions.
- Keeps abreast of a working knowledge of existing and emerging metadata standards, tools, and best practices, as well as developments in interoperability, with a focus on standards the Libraries currently employ, such as MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core, BIBFRAME and RDF.
- Creates and maintains controlled vocabularies to support digital scholarship and open scholarship projects.
- Performs enhanced and original cataloging in RDA, LC-PCC Policy Statements, Metadata Guidance Documentation and PCC best practices and guidelines.
- Oversees and contributes to the national authority file through BIBCO, NACO and SACO.
- Provides scripting or coding to successfully deploy metadata for datasets or digital humanities collections or projects.
- Participates in national committees to develop metadata policies and practices for non-Latin scripts resources.
- Collaborates with acquisitions supervisors to oversee receipt and invoicing of new purchases for library materials in Middle Eastern and East Asian languages.
About New York University Libraries
Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating with and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust.
The Libraries participate in a variety of consortia and collaborate closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.
At the Division of Libraries, we are proud of our organizational culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more about our values, see http://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/
- Minimum of one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) required for consideration. A second graduate degree is required for tenure. One of the two graduate degrees must be an MS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution in library and/or information science
- Knowledge of MARC / non-MARC (e.g. BIBFRAME, or Dublin Core) descriptive cataloging standards
- Experience in original and complex cataloging for a variety of library resources, using content standards such as RDA, LC Subject Headings and PCC documentation
- Experience in OCLC and ILS/Library Service Platform such as Alma
- Working knowledge in one or more non-Latin-script Middle Eastern languages
- Experience supervising, managing, and/or hiring staff at varying levels of experience and responsibility
- Knowledge of and experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python).
- Experience in managing an outsourcing cataloging project with vendors such as Backstage and OCLC
- Three to five years supervisory experience preferred
- Experience with acquisitions workflows for library materials including ordering, receiving and invoicing in an ILS/LSP and an ERP system
- Working knowledge in other non-Latin script Slavic and East Asian languages
This position is open rank with faculty status, and includes an attractive benefits package, including five weeks of annual vacation.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of Libraries as a Full Curator in the academic year 2023-2024 is $102,500.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of Libraries as an Associate Curator in the academic year 2023-2024 is $90,000.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of Libraries as an Assistant Curator in the academic year 2023-2024 is $86,100.
The typical beginning annual base salary for a faculty member joining the Division of Libraries as a Library Associate in the academic year 2023-2024 is $82,000.
To Apply: To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references. NYU Division of Libraries requires all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging, and accessibility as part of their application. Access the Diversity Statement prompt here: https://nyu.app.box.com/v/diversity-statement.
All applications for consideration must be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/135383.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2023.
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