Director of Cataloging and Discovery

Providence, RI
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Created: May 25, 2023


The Brown University Library seeks a creative and forward-thinking library professional to join the Scholarly Resources department's senior leadership team and build an efficient and highly effective Cataloging and Discovery unit. As part of the Scholarly Resources department, the Director of Cataloging and Discovery directs cataloging, discovery and access, and metadata production operations, and contributes to the strategic vision of making scholarly resources accessible and discoverable by a diversity of users. They lead and manage the highly skilled staff who provide timely access to information resources in all formats to meet the academic needs of a broad and diverse campus community. In collaboration with the senior leadership team in Scholarly Resources, they participate in organizational planning and development initiatives, and regularly review and assess operations to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. This position serves as primary liaison for matters related to cataloging operations and unit priorities. This is an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across the Library, the University, and the Library profession who are dedicated to contributing to new cataloging and metadata practices that include describing more diverse collections, creating more inclusive descriptions, and contributing to reparative practices that address historical omissions and harmful language. 


Last updated: Thursday, May 25, 2023 18:42 UTC