Metadata Resource Management and Discovery, Head

College Park
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Created: February 14, 2013


The University of Maryland, College Park Libraries seeks a flexible and service-oriented individual for the position of Metadata Resource Management and Discovery, Head; under the general direction of the Head, Metadata Services Department. Key responsibilities include supervising  staff and librarians involved with the cataloging/metadata workflows that support discovery and access of print and electronic resources,  as well as scheduling and coordinating bulk loads of records and data; and  planning and execution of data maintenance projects (e.g. shelf ready products, library holdings, mass transfers to storage facility).  The incumbent serves as the cataloging technical adviser to the Library User Experience Group on the development and enhancement of the Libraries’ online resource discovery tools.   This responsibility will involve working across divisions to collaboratively develop and coordinate the various cataloging/metadata related workflows that facilitate ubiquitous access and discovery, and continuously evaluate the Libraries’ online resource discovery environment. 

Successful candidates will be knowledgeable, innovative, result-oriented, and strategically focused. They will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and team skills. Working both independently and collegially, they will assist in leading the Libraries to create innovative services for today’s students and faculty and those of tomorrow.

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program or similar credentials.
  • A minimum of three years professional cataloging/metadata experience in a library serving similar clientele.
  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience with evidence of successful and innovative management and results-oriented operations.  Demonstrated abilities to creatively work with library faculty, staff and others.
  • Expert knowledge of the rules and practices in descriptive cataloging, authority control, subject headings assignment, and classification, as followed in U.S. academic libraries. Expert knowledge of the MARC21 standards.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, train, and manage staff.   Ability to lead a diverse group in a positive and constructive manner, and be able to mold such a group into an effective team.
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:


Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 20:45 UTC

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