With apologies for cross-posting (and the length of this job title) --

*Head – Cataloging Services and Metadata Strategy*


*Come join Temple University Libraries! With an emphasis on Discovery, we
are exploring the potential of metadata enrichment to better promote and
expose the library's abundant resources and services. We are looking for a
department head to serve as metadata strategist in multiple collaborations
across the library, leading us in adoption of advancements in the field.
Our new state-of-the-art library building, opening in 2018, is just one
reason to explore your future at Temple Libraries.**​ *Temple University is
a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and
a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For
more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit

*Primary Duties and Responsibilities: *

Reporting to the Director of Library Technology and Knowledge Management,
the Head of Cataloging Services and Metadata Strategy oversees the metadata
practices governing the description of all of the library’s curated assets,
ensuring optimal discovery. Supervises staff in the evolution of metadata
practices and workflows related to MARC and Non-MARC formats, and serves as
the library’s domain expert in emerging descriptive ontologies. The Head of
Cataloging Services and Metadata Strategy will collaborate extensively with
Library Technology Development, Special Collections, Digital Library
Initiatives, and other departments to plan, implement, and integrate
various metadata repositories, and to identify appropriate metadata schemes
and standards for digital or other collections, and ensures optimal
discovery through online interfaces. Additional responsibilities include
training in the use of systems and software tools for batch processing,
analyzing, editing, updating, and quality review of library metadata.
Performs related duties as assigned.

*Required Education and Experience:*

ALA accredited Master’s in Library Science, or post graduate degree in a
related discipline, and five (5) years post-MLS cataloging or database
management experience in an academic, research, or large public library
system to include supervisory and training experience. Demonstrated
experience using OCLC services, digital repository platforms, integrated
library systems, and data manipulation tools including OpenRefine, XSLT,
and MARCEdit.

*Required Skills and Abilities:*

*Knowledge of applicable national cataloging and database standards
(AACR2rev, RDA, LCSH, LC classification)

*Advanced knowledge of traditional and emerging metadata schemes including
MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, BibFrame, and other RDF based ontologies.

*Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex and rapidly
changing environment.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills.

*Evidence of ongoing professional growth and awareness of current/emerging
trends in librarianship.

*Preferred Skills and Abilities:*

*Evidence of strong planning and project management skills.


Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.

*To apply: *

To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers
At Temple <> at
the bottom of the home page, and reference 17002466.  For full
consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along
with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with
a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Carla Davis Cunningham
Monographs Cataloger
Temple University Libraries