Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management

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Created: June 18, 2014


Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management (University of San Francisco, California)
Department: Gleeson Library Job Type: Full-Time Job Summary: The University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks an engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for new department Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management. As a member of the library leadership team, this individual will help connect library resources to our community and foster a culture of communication and collaboration. A key position objective is to facilitate great library experiences by creating and supporting seamless access to library resources and collections. The position combines cataloging and metadata services responsibilities in close collaboration with the Acquisitions and Collection Management team, Library Systems and other key library departments. Immediate responsibilities will involve day-to-day operational duties combined with establishing unit strategic priorities, implementing changes to departmental workflows and organizational units. Job Responsibilities: Reporting to the University Library Dean, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management is responsible for supervising 4.0 FTE staff and librarians. Cataloging and Metadata Management duties include managing the libraries’ 1.1M bibliographic item catalog as well as the creation of new cataloging/metadata records. Duties also include managing all cataloging/metadata services, in all formats and languages, supervising and mentoring staff and ensuring that library information resources are rapidly and adequately described in the libraries’ catalog. Additional duties include: hiring and training staff and librarians; collecting and analyzing data and statistics related to the collection; perform original and copy cataloging; coordinate and participate with other units in metadata creation for our digital collections using industry standard protocols; participation in local and national professional organizations; service to the USF community; collection development liaison to one or more academic departments and other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association (USFFA), an AFT collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Associate Librarian level. Minimum Qualifications: ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree; experience with an integrated library system (preferably Innovative Interfaces). In a team-based environment, familiarity with RDA, MARC21, AACR2, LCC/LCSH, EAD and Dublin Core; OCLC Connexion and Library of Congress subject headings/classification. Demonstrated day-to-day technical services, cataloging and metadata creation/management operations experience; knowledge of tools to transform and/or crosswalk metadata; experience with the latest library resource ‘discovery’ systems (e.g. EBSCO); ability to analyze technical services/cataloging workflows and implement service improvements in light of local and national library trends; demonstrated experience solving complex cataloging/technical services problems; experience working with library vendors; digital/digitization projects; demonstrated successful supervisory experience; project management experience; experience with consortia; outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; experience using spreadsheets and other data analysis tools; ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment. Preferred Experience: Five or more years’ related experience in a cataloging/technical services environment within an academic library setting. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/483958 EEO Policy The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.    

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