Head of Metadata and Digitization

Baton Rouge
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Created: April 8, 2014


Head of Metadata and Digitization, Medical School Library

Minimum Qualifications:  
Professional degree from an ALA accredited library school; an understanding of general library procedures; basic understanding of computer applications in a library environment; knowledge of database management, spreadsheet, and word processing programs; a minimum of 5 years of recent experience with metadata creation / cataloging and archival maintenance. Minimum of 2 years experience in an administrative or supervisory level position in a library preferred.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on a team-oriented, collaborative environment, problem solving ability, excellent microcomputer skills, and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff.   

Must have knowledge of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd revision; Resource Description and Access (RDA); the National Library of Medicine Classification system; Medical Subject Headings (MeSH); Describing Archives: A Content Standard; and Dublin Core. Experience using an integrated library system and OCLC. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging in various formats, of metadata creation and best practices and standards. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat PDF software, and ContentDM.      

Essential duties/functions of the position                

The person in this position serves as the Head of Metadata and Digitization. Responsibilities include using knowledge of classification systems, subject thesauri, and cataloging rules to catalog print and electronic materials in the library. The person in this position establishes policies and procedures for the section, sets priorities and workflow for the section, supervises 2 FTE, and establishes bibliographic control for all library materials. Additionally, this person is responsible for development and maintenance of the LSUHSC-S Archives as well as the History of Medicine Collection, including content development of the library’s web pages associated with historical collections. The incumbent also establishes procedures and workflows for digital initiatives of the library. Other duties include creating original exhibits and securing traveling exhibits. Duties associated with the archives include creation of finding aids, organizing the materials, coordinating donor relations, and selecting materials appropriate for scanning into digital collections which can be accessed online. The person in this position must provide statistical information for various required reports and for holdings information.

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