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 
(AAP) appointment.

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Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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