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 Region
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.

To Apply:
Please visit 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