Position: Head, Special Formats and Metadata Section, Resource Description
& Management Dept.
University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Available: July 1, 2008
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a knowledgeable and
service-oriented librarian to head the Special Formats and Metadata Section
in the Resource Description and Management Department (RDM). The Special
Formats and Metadata Section includes two other librarians and two
paraprofessional staff responsible for cataloging a diverse array of
materials, including music sound recordings and scores, media resources,
theses and dissertations, and cartographic materials. The Head also will
provide expertise and guidance in the evaluation and implementation of
metadata schemas. This individual will also communicate with technical
services staff in E-Resources and Serials Management and Special
Collections to help develop, articulate, and maintain shared policies and
metadata standards that will advance the integration of access to all
library holdings. Cataloging is done using OCLC's Connexion Client and the
library's Innovative Interfaces local system. The position is located in
Davis Library and reports to the Head of Resource Description and
Management. The Head of Special Formats and Metadata Section works in a
collegial environment of cataloging specialists, and catalogers at the UNC
Libraries contribute national-level cataloging through NACO, BIBCO, and
other PCC programs.
The Head of the Special Formats and Metadata Section: supervises the work
of the Special Formats and Metadata Section; develops and maintains a
working knowledge of primary metadata schemas in use at the UNC Libraries;
keeps abreast of emerging metadata standards and issues; takes a leadership
role in the department and across the library in assessment, coordination,
and implementation of non-MARC metadata schemas; evaluates and takes the
lead, as appropriate, in special cataloging projects.
ALA-accredited MLS. Two years of experience in an academic or research
library setting. Cataloging experience and working knowledge of online
library systems, AACR2R, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21 formats, and authority control.
Experience supervising full-time staff. Working knowledge of one or more
non-MARC metadata formats, especially Dublin Core, MODS, OAI, VRA Core.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Effective organizational
and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to
set priorities and accomplish goals. Commitment to a high level of service
to faculty, staff, and students. Commitment to professional participation
in areas relevant to the position.
Cataloging experience in one or more of the following specialized areas:
music materials, media resources, cartographic materials, and/or theses.
Familiarity with: Innovative's Millennium system; NACO, BIBCO or other PCC
programs; electronic cataloging support tools, such as Classification Web
and Cataloger's Desktop. Reading knowledge of one or more European or Asian
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest
state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 27,000
students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as
well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and
the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a
member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research
Libraries, and SOLINET. Together with the Health Sciences and Law libraries
at Chapel Hill plus the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina
Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the
Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections
to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education,
research, and service missions of the universities.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in
North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational,
cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are
less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of
annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit
of academic status and are members of the faculty council.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on June 2, 2008. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to
applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/searchCriteria.do?type=N and
complete the online application. Be sure to include a cover letter, a
resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number
of three professional references.
An Equal Opportunity Employer