Music Librarian for Metadata and Acquisitions
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Reporting to the Director of the Gilmore Music Library, the Music
Librarian for Metadata and Acquisitions serves as the liaison with
Yale Library Technical Services to promote quality control by
creating and reviewing workflows and procedures to ensure that
materials are processed in accord with Library best practices,
providing access and facilitating discovery to the Library's print,
electronic, media and digital collections. Will directly supervise
one Music Cataloger and one Library Services Assistant, along with
student staff, providing leadership and strategic direction for the
Will oversee, create and edit bibliographic and authority metadata
through original, complex copy, and batch cataloging of musical
scores, rare books and media. Will actively participate in special
collections projects in collaboration with Music Special
Collections team through the creation of music specific metadata
and will serve as a music metadata consultant across the Library.
Will work closely with the Director and the Music Librarian for
Reference and Access Services to accomplish shared strategic
collection development and access goals. Will work closely with the
Director to monitor the acquisitions budget, approval plans,
standing orders and firm orders, as well as with other acquisitions
staff. Will possess and continue to develop expertise in metadata
best practices and emerging trends, recommending their adoption to
further Library goals. Will represent the Library by being
professionally active in and contributing to the advancement of the
profession in relevant organizations and associations.
DEIA Commitment in Recruitment: Yale University Library serves a
diverse staff, campus, local, and global community and is deeply
committed to advancing its goals for equity, inclusion, and
accessibility. This commitment is reflected in our mission,
strategic directions, staff values, initiatives, and scholarly
activity. To support our goals for staff recruitment, retention,
and development, Yale Library invites applications from candidates
who have a proven commitment or demonstrated success with
supporting diversity and inclusion through their work, service,
research, and/or teaching.
This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 3 or Librarian
4. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a
combination of professional experience and accomplishments.
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1. The Librarian 3 is expected to demonstrate excellence in meeting
the position responsibilities, as defined by the job description
and annual goals. 2. Demonstrate continued effectiveness in job
performance through evidence of increasing knowledge,
understanding, and skill in performing the duties of his or her
position. 3. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively without
supervision, to suggest new methods or procedures, and to foresee
problems and suggest solutions. 4. Provide substantive
contributions to the library, university, and/or community. 5.
Provide substantive professional contributions at the regional,
national, or international level. 6. For a complete description of
the position and department, please see the department URL.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library
Association accredited Library school and five years of related
experience. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Degree in music, or equivalent. Five years of experience in a
technical services environment or its equivalent. Demonstrated
professional ability working in an academic research library.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata
content and structural standards.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
2 years of proven supervisory ability in technical services.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Proven ability in cataloging/creating metadata for digital
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Demonstrated excellent oral, written and interpersonal
communications, analytical ability, accuracy and attention to
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience in migration to a new library services platform.
Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
For additional information on the background check requirements and
process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant
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summary of the essential functions that will be required of the
position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific
duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees
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