Continuing Resources/General Description Cataloging Librarian
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Librarian
Location 08544, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks candidates for the position of Continuing Resources/General Description Cataloging Librarian. This position reports to the Leader of the Serials & Electronic Resources Team, and actively supports the teaching and research mission of Princeton University by providing timely and accurate access to PUL collections through the creation and maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, and authority records for continuing resources (i.e. serials, series, and integrating resources in all formats), as well as for monographic material as needed. The position serves as the primary cataloger for continuing resources cataloging in the Cataloging and Metadata Services department and engages in the full spectrum of activities relating to the creation and management of metadata for Library material. PUL 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 & knowledgeable staff of more than 300 staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. This position will be located in the Library's off-campus. Primary Responsibilities *Create metadata (original and copy cataloging plus related authority work) according to national and local standards for newly-acquired serials and classed-together analyzed series in all formats and languages, as well as for other Library material in various formats and subject areas based on department needs. *Update & enhance existing metadata according to national and local standards to reflect the most recent information for serial publications such as ceases, major changes, notes about minor changes, and additional access points (such as corporate authors) in both OCLC WorldCat and the Library's local database. *Participate in professional activities, scholarship, and committee assignments within the Library, on campus, and in professional associations at a level to meet criteria for continuing appointment. *Assist with special projects, as assigned, and collaborate with colleagues on issues related to cataloging, resource description, and access. *Maintain current knowledge of national and international developments & trends in cataloging, metadata, and related areas. Key Qualifications Required *Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution *Minimum three years of serials cataloging experience *Thorough knowledge of metadata content and encoding standards such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, and MARC 21 *Grounding in cataloging principles and familiarity with current developments in resource description *Analytical & problem-solving skills *Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on projects with a variety of colleagues The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Associate Librarian or more senior rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted via and include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. PUL is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University's commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions. To find out more about PUL's work towards greater inclusivity, equity, and diversity, please see PUL's "About" page ( Princeton is especially interested in highly qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.