Head of Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata

Providence, RI
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Created: September 28, 2016


*Head of Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata*

Brown University Library invites applications for the position of Head of
Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata. We are seeking an
innovative, energetic, and team-oriented manager who is accustomed to
working in a production-focused environment. The successful candidate will
have the knowledge and initiative to recognize and take full advantage of
transformational opportunities as standards and tools for resource
description of physical and digital collections continue to evolve. The
successful candidate will have knowledge of BIBFRAME development and other
library applications of linked open data.

Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Head of
Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata is a creative,
detail-oriented and collaborative manager, capable of leading the work of
his/her unit in a changing environment. The position manages 7 staff
engaged in adaptive cataloging, metadata creation, and archival arrangement
and description, including creation of EAD finding aids. This position
also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging, primarily for
non-print formats (music strongly preferred). The incumbent serves as
primary contact for the Library’s identity management vendor, participates
in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services,
and contributes and updates NACO authority records.


- Required Education: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or
- Minimum 3 years of successful experience in staff supervision and
training in a library environment.
- 5 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with current
cataloging rules and carrier standards (RDA, LC-PCC PSs, LCSH, MARC21) and
a variety of metadata schema (MODS, EAD, etc.).
- Thorough understanding of the relationship between bibliographic and
authority records in an automated environment, including the discovery
system displays generated from MARC and non-MARC metadata.
- Strong computer skills, including experience with personal computer
hardware and software, XML, XSLT, XQuery, oXygen, and local and
network-based input, editing, and mapping tools.
- Working knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
- Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in
maximizing access to library resources.

*Preferred Experience:*

- Music cataloging experience
- Experience with the NACO Music Funnel
- Hands on training with BIBFRAME or other linked open data use cases
- Experience creating XML and MODS
- Ability to create and implement metadata crosswalks

*Submission Guidelines:*

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff
position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each
position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept
on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with
each position application. Position ID: REQ129789. To apply visit:


*EEO Statement:*

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic
global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for
employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of,
gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, sex, national origin,
race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected

How to apply


Samuel A. Mizer
Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services
Brown University Library
Providence, RI 02912
E-Mail: Samuel_Mizer@Brown.edu
Phone: 401-863-3640 Fax: 401-863-1272


Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 04:42 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 04:42 UTC