Georgetown University Library is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking,
innovative, energetic and team-oriented person to serve as Head of the
Metadata Services Unit within the Technical Services Department.
The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for providing
innovative leadership, vision, planning, and supervision for cataloging
and metadata services. The incumbent will set priorities; allocate
resources; develop plans, policies and practices within the
unit/department; supervise operations for original and copy cataloging
of print, multi-media resources, special collections/rare books,
electronic monographs, serials, and databases using MARC or other
metadata formats; oversee physical-processing functions; provide
leadership for knowledgeable staff in an environment of anticipated
change; create a positive work environment; deliver digital initiatives
support; monitor the national and international trends in metadata
creation and direct on-going review and revision of library-wide
metadata/cataloging policies and procedures; serve as the resource
person to all Library staff answering inquiries and providing
interpretations on existing and emerging metadata standards and rules;
collaborate and work with other library units to create metadata for
digital and special collections; oversee the Library's participation in
cooperative metadata endeavors such as NACO; serve as a member of the
Technical Services Departments Management Team; serve on library and
university-wide committees and task forces and initiatives as required.
This position reports directly to the Head of Technical Services.
Directly reporting to this position are 2 catalogers and 1
Receiving/Copy Cataloging Supervisor, 4 indirect reports and 1-3
student(s). Additional indirect reporting may also include staff that
performs metadata creation work within other departments, copy
cataloging, and physical processing. Work is performed according to
priorities set by the Department Head and within guidelines and
procedures established for the Department.
The candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree, at least 2 years
progressively increasing supervisory/management/leadership experience,
along with demonstrated knowledge and experience with provision of
metadata/cataloging services, including those related to digital
initiatives within an academic or research library setting. The
candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills.
Experience working with metadata creation for institutional repositories
is highly preferred. Working knowledge of MARC21and non-MARC metadata
schema including but not limited to metadata formats, such as Dublin
Core, EAD, METS, MODS, OAI, and XML required. Familiarity with data
interchange standards (e.g., OAI-PMH); knowledge of the semantic web and
linked data; experience with digital content management systems such as
DSpace and ContentDM; knowledge of current standards such as AACR2,
LCSH, LC Classification, NACO and forthcoming changes with FRBR, RDA and
MARC; and emerging technologies in cataloging services, including those
related to digital libraries and special collections is highly preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package
including 21 days paid leave per year; medical; TIAA/CREF; tuition
assistance. This is a 12-month, Academic/Administrative Professional
Apply online at http://www.library.georgetown.edu/employment
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
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