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Five Colleges, Incorporated (FCI) has an opening for a Cataloging Librarian in support of a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded grant (MCMC Enrich/Discover) to enhance access to the museum collections. The primary responsibility is to work with a consortium of six museums and surrounding communities to add subject headings to art and artifacts in the repositories' collections which are cataloged in a shared database. The role involves analyzing existing data, conducting subject analysis, creating new data when necessary, and utilizing data analysis tools and open data sources to develop thesauri and apply subjects to the collections. Additionally, the Cataloging Librarian will provide instruction and contribute to the development of governance and local standards for the shared collections management system. The incumbent contributes to the educational mission of the Five College Consortium by fostering a cooperative and effective working environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity.

This is a full-time exempt, benefited position with Five Colleges, Incorporated. The primary work location is on the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is an in-person onsite role, with options for a flexible work arrangement per FCI policies. The appointment term begins as soon as possible and ends June 30, 2025.

The ideal candidate:
  • Has experience in original cataloging and metadata creation in a museum, library, or archives environment 
  • Is very familiar with descriptive and structural metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and subject analysis and classification systems
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds
  • Has applied knowledge of data and content standards for cataloging unique materials, and understands linked open data principles
  • Demonstrates a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism
Importance of Diversity to our Educational Mission

Five Colleges, Incorporated and its five associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) are committed to supporting and sustaining a diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, ideas and points of view for the essential contribution this diversity makes to educational missions of our organizations.  In support of this commitment Five Colleges requires all of its employees to work cooperatively and effectively with the diversity of people at the colleges (students, faculty members, other employees) and within the organization itself.

Application Information

Before applying, review the full Cataloging Librarian position description. For priority consideration, apply by August 18, 2023, via the Smith College job portal.

NOTE: When applying, you will not be prompted to submit a cover letter. Please be sure to upload both a current resume AND a cover letter. Files cannot be added after clicking the Submit button.

Inquiries about this position should be directed to fci-hr@fivecolleges.edu.

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