Head of the Metadata and Cataloging Department

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Created: June 20, 2012


The University of Nevada Reno Libraries is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking, innovative, and team-oriented person to serve as Head of the Metadata and Cataloging Department (MCD). The successful candidate will exhibit the ability to plan, analyze, and solve problems creatively, flexibly, and resourcefully; possess a strong service orientation and interest in library users’ values and needs; be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, taking initiative and following through effectively.

This leadership position will join the Technical Services Management team to provide creative,user-focused services. Primary responsibilities: supervise cataloging and processing of library information resources in all formats, assess metadata needs for digital projects, oversee maintenance of the Libraries’ Millennium Cataloging module, build successful teams and engage staff in a process of continual improvement of operations and services, and perform complex MARC cataloging for materials as needed.

Required qualifications: an ALA-accredited MLS degree; two or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; experience providing metadata/cataloging services, preferably within an academic or research library setting; working knowledge of MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, Darwin Core, and VRA Core; working knowledge of current standards such as AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and forthcoming changes with RDA and MARC; experience with an integrated library system, preferably the Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Millennium system; demonstrated receptiveness to and understanding of emerging information technologies; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications include experience with digital content management systems such as CONTENTdm and familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g., OAI-PMH).

The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and a major research institution in the state, has a student body of over 18,000. The Knowledge Center provides 295,000 square feet of high-tech rHead of the Metadata and Cataloguing Department (MCD) esearch, presentation, and computing spaces. The award winning building is a campus showpiece, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. The shared facility and organizational structure offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals in media production, instructional design, information technology, and other specialties. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of nearly 400,000, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities.

Salary: $60s-$70s, DOE. This is an academic faculty, tenure-track position at Assistant Librarian rank. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 days vacation annually; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

Online applications accepted. To apply, go to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/10961. Application deadline is July 11, 2012. AA/EEO. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Newly hired faculty must have their official transcript of their highest degree sent by the degree granting institution(s) directly to University of Nevada, Reno Human Resources within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. Incumbent will be required to pass a background check. The position is subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of 6 days per year through June 30, 2013.

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