Lead, Specialized Resources Description and Processing

Mesa, AZ
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Created: May 21, 2021


ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative and service-oriented Lead for Specialized Resources Description and Processing to support discovery and access to the Library’s specialized collections and digital repository resources. The incumbent provides leadership and expertise in the creation, maintenance and management of metadata for specialized and digital resources and is responsible for managing the Specialized Resources Description and Processing Team, which currently consists of three staff members and one academic professional.

Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions and Metadata Services, the Lead for Specialized Resources Description and Processing works collaboratively with repository services, Distinctive Collections, Archives, and other stakeholders within and outside the Library to develop workflows and coordinate metadata projects for print and digital specialized collections and institutional repository resources. The Lead for Specialized Resources Description and Processing provides training to unit and other Library staff, participates in the governance and general management of the unit, and maintains a high-level working knowledge of national and international theory and practice pertaining to librarianship, specifically in the areas of metadata management and resource description.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, the ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces. Serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s research and knowledge enterprise, the ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research, learning and engagement opportunities that are unique to ASU. A strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact, the ASU Library is a space of potentiality, out of which many futures can be built and of which none are excluded. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu.






●   Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program or equivalent advanced degree.

●   Minimum of two years of supervisory and/or management experience.

●   Minimum of three years of cataloging and/or metadata experience.

●   A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to inclusive excellence.




●   Experience with RDA, AACR2, MARC, LCSH, LC Classification, MODS, EAD, Dublin Core, DCRM(B), DACS, and/or CCO.

●   Experience providing original cataloging for specialized/distinctive collections and/or rare books, preferably in a large research library.

●   Experience with OpenRefine, MARC Edit and/or other data remediation tools.

●   Knowledge of emerging practices related to linked data, RDF, and/or BIBFRAME.

●   Experience with transformation tools and scripting languages such as Python, XSLT, and/or XML, etc.

●   Experience with processing of archives and/or special collections materials.

●   Knowledge of authority control processes and NACO.

●   Experience with OCLC or similar utility and its practice.

●   Training experience.

●   Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English.


Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.


Application Procedures: This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/87379 the following:  A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at:  Daniel.Jergovic@asu.edu. Application deadline is June 30, 2021.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.   Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)



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Published: Sunday, May 23, 2021 21:06 UTC

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