Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

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Created: April 13, 2013


Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services (The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania)
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks an innovative, creative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections, Information and Access Services, this administrative position is responsible for establishing priorities, setting directions, managing workflows, and supervising an accomplished department of 33 faculty and staff members.  Requires a MLS from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); demonstrated expertise and proven leadership in cataloging and metadata services; minimum of five years of experience in an academic library showing progressive levels of responsibility; supervisory experience; knowledge of the continuously-changing bibliographic environment; ability to position the Department to plan and implement an aggressive program of metadata services in support of the institution’s priorities; commitment to service; excellent communication skills; ability to work cooperatively; demonstrated contributions in librarianship, research, and service; capacity for leadership within the profession; ability to achieve tenure or to be appointed with tenure.  Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.  Apply by sending a letter of application, resumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to lap225@psu.edu.  Reference Box HDCM-ALA in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on May 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  For a more complete description of responsibilities and position requirements, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs.html ; Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of its workforce.


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