Librarian I/ Librarian II (Music Cataloger)

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Job Description


Reporting to a Supervising Librarian or Cataloging Team Leader, the Librarian:

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging of music print and non-print materials, including scores, books, sound recordings and audio-visual media

  • Catalogs and classifies print and non-print materials in English and other languages
  • Creates and maintains bibliographic data for the BookOps member libraries
  • Assigns and maintains name, subject, and title access points in bibliographic records and performs authority work at national level
  • Processes bibliographic and authority data from vendors and other sources
  • Plans and executes special cataloging assignments
  • Assists in training cataloging staff
  • Contributes to the development of cataloging procedures and reports
  • Maintains accurate statistics
  • Performs related duties as required
Key Competencies:
  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Digital Literacy

  • Accountability
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies required
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in library cataloging and classification of scores, print and non-print music materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RDA, FRBR, FRAD, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, LCNAF, Dewey Decimal Classification, LC Classification, MLA Best Practices for Music Cataloging and trends in the field of cataloging and metadata required
  • Strong knowledge of music history, theory, notation and a wide variety of genres
  • Experience in problem-solving in a team environment to address cataloging issues
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team to meet planned goals and deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and technology
  • Knowledge of one or more non-English languages, preferably Romance or Germanic
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, and PCs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Millenium or Sierra
  • Demonstrated experience or training in PCC and NACO preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using OCLC Connexion preferred
Physical Duties:
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs
Work Environment:
  • Office environment
Starting Salary:

USD $44,589.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service):
USD $48,519.00/Yr.

35 hours per week

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Schedule subject to change

Union / Non Union:

Local 1930

How to Apply

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