Director, Metadata Services


The UC San Diego Library is searching for a creative metadata thinker with strong experience leading staff through organizational, operational, and ongoing adaptive changes.


Program Description


Metadata Services is responsible for creating and managing the metadata for UC San Diego Library collections.  Included in the Metadata Services Program’s scope:


The approximately 37 program staff are responsible for creating, manipulating and managing metadata in these four key databases:


Metadata is also coordinated with OCLC WorldCat, which is the backend for Melvyl, the union catalog for the ten University of California campuses, and with the San Diego Circuit, a catalog that includes many libraries in the greater San Diego area.


Responsibilities of the Position


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections Services, the Director of Metadata Services provides innovative vision and leadership, strategic planning and management for all the operational activities of the UC San Diego Library’s Metadata Services Program.  This position is part of the Library’s Collection Services area and works in close concert with senior management and collaboratively with the other Program Directors in Collection Services.


Vision, Leadership and Strategic Planning


Operations and Management


Collaborations and Partnerships


Required Qualifications


Desired Qualifications


Librarians at UCSD are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UCSD librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active.


Salary:  Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.


Closing Date:  Application consideration begins April 28, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


To Apply:  For full consideration, please submit applications to:


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About the UC San Diego Library


The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the nation’s top 25 public academic libraries, plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.  The world-renowned research for which UC San Diego is known starts at the UC San Diego Library, which provides the foundation of knowledge needed to advance cutting-edge discoveries in a wide range of disciplines, from healthcare and science to public policy and the arts.


The UC San Diego Library is widely recognized as an innovative leader in the development, management, and delivery of digital resources to support the university’s world-class research and instruction.  The Library plays a leadership role in HathiTrust, an international partnership of 52 academic and research libraries committed to long-term digital preservation, and also plays a central role in data curation, a critical part of the University’s research cyberinfrastructure initiative.


AA-EOE:  UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.