Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, Stony Brook University

Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management,
the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services is a full-time, tenure-track
position providing leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department,
including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services will be expected to conduct
research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee
work, and continuing professional development consistent with University
standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful
incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction
duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

   - Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to CMS, including regular
   review of cataloging and metadata faculty librarians and professional staff.
   - Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the
   articulation of a user-centered, holistic cataloging and metadata vision to
   meet current and emerging information needs and new models of
   collection/content building and delivery.
   - Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward
   increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more
   quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly
   heterogeneous digital assets.
   - Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and
   procedures, and set priorities in cataloging and metadata services.
   - Train cataloging librarians and staff in cataloging /metadata
   standards, new technology applications, systems, and tools to ensure
   compliance with national, SUNY, and local cataloging/metadata standards and
   practices (MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC, etc), and to
   continuously improve cataloging efficiency and quality.
   - Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management, Digital
   Projects Librarian, and Director of Special Collections to assess,
   implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing of cataloging
   and metadata projects.
   - Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and
   library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for
   improvement in Libraries’ discovery and delivery operations and services.
   - Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries
   leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic
   priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those
   - Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate
   Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and
   implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS,
   Discovery, and digital repository systems
   - Participate in liaison, reference and instruction duties.
   - Participate in research, publication, teaching and service in
   consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.

Required Qualifications:

   - Master's in library science from an ALA accredited institution or
   equivalent combination of education and experience.
   - At least three years of significant experience in acquisitions,
   cataloging, and metadata services.
   - Strong working knowledge of RDA and MARC cataloging rules and
   conventions and non-MARC metadata schemas, formats, standards, and protocols
   - Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and
   operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational
   - Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource
   management, including demonstrated effective management, planning, and
   organizational skills.
   - Ability to lead in an atmosphere of continuous change, to work within
   a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate.
   - Strong collaboration and communication skills.
   - Record of professional activities, including research and engagement
   in professional organizations.
   - Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including
   the capabilities and future trends of library technology and systems to
   optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources.
   - Supervisory and training experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

   - Additional advanced degree.
   - Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
   - Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map
   - Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and
   digital collections.
   - Solid understanding of the research university environment and
   scholarly communication issues.
   - Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system
   functions, including experience with Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo.
   - Experience in batch cataloging, metadata normalization, and metadata
   manipulation tools or programming languages.
   - Demonstrated ability to work with library and university
   constituencies, including library and academic faculty.
   - Strong service orientation.

Further details available at Deadline
to apply is April 17, 2020.

Anastasia Chiu
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Stony Brook University Libraries
Library Liaison to Psychology and Asian American Studies
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