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This position will remain open until filled.





About the Position:  Western Washington University seeks a collaborative leader to further develop and implement cataloging and metadata services at Western Libraries. 


This is a 12 month, tenure-track faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision, and direction for fully integrating emerging metadata standards and linked data technologies into academic library cataloging practices.  Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, the position facilitates the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems, and provides leadership in working collaboratively with the Orbis Cascade Alliance (the Alliance).


The Cataloging and Metadata Unit supports the academic programs of Western Washington University by ensuring intellectual control for books, journals, electronic resources, sound and video recordings, scores, microforms, maps, and other materials.  Western is a member of the Alliance, which operates a shared Alma/Primo ILS for 39 member libraries. Western Libraries employees serve in significant leadership roles in the Alliance collaborative workforce, working through committees to set policies, workflows, and best practices.


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WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY). 




Wayne Richter

Asian Materials Specialist/PCC Liaison

The Libraries

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA 98225-9103

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