The following is a notice of vacancy for the position of Director, Cataloging & Metadata Services at the University of Washington. Apologies for any duplication from other lists.
Notice of Vacancy July 18, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017.
Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.
Cataloging and Metadata Services (CAMS) is one of four departments in the Collections & Content portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department has 31 members: 20 classified staff and 11 librarians organized in five units. The Libraries uses the OCLC bibliographic utility, a consortial implementation of the Alma Library Management System, and the Primo discovery system. CAMS catalogs monographs, serials, and integrating resources in all formats and subjects and in numerous languages according to national cataloging standards. CAMS plays the leading role in setting cataloging policy in conjunction with other UW Libraries units. It provides subject analysis and authority work for digital collections and electronic theses and dissertations on multiple platforms. It leads the development of non-MARC metadata standards and applications within the Libraries, and offers various metadata services across campus as needed. CAMS also assumes local responsibility for the Resource Management module of the Alma shared library system.UW Libraries is active in all four programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, and SACO), and has consistently been one of the largest contributors of new LC subject, genre/form, and demographic group authority records. CAMS staff are active in national library organizations such as ALA, OLAC, MLA, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, as well as the regional Orbis Cascade Alliance. There is also selective participation in regional, national, and/or international metadata projects.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Collections & Content, the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership in the department. The Director supervises five units in Cataloging and Metadata Services: Database Management, Serials Cataloging, and three self-managing units, International Studies Cataloging, Monographic Cataloging, and Special Materials Cataloging. Through effective management and leadership, the Director sets departmental priorities and policies, and meets the operational needs of staff. The Director creates and implements strategies for cataloging and sets directions for metadata initiatives. The incumbent collaborates with the other Collections & Content directors in management of the portfolio and with colleagues Libraries-wide to develop current and future modes of resource access and discovery. The Director also develops relationships to support research, teaching, and learning at the University of Washington, and contributes to librarianship through professional development and service.
$82,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An Administrative Supplement will be established at the time of appointment.
Position will be at rank of Associate Librarian.
Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state income tax.
To apply for this position, please submit the following information to [log in to unmask]:
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.
For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at [log in to unmask].