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Job Opportunities:
Head of Monographic and Special Materials Cataloging

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The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications for the Head of Monographic and Special Materials Cataloging.  This is a tenure stream position reporting to the Director of the Metadata Services Department.  The Head of Monographic and Special Materials Cataloging plays a significant leadership role in managing the operations of the Monographic and Special Materials Cataloging Unit. This position coordinates the operations of the unit and plans and conducts training of original catalogers; performs original and complex copy cataloging of resources in a variety of formats and languages; creates records within the framework of the BIBCO program; and serves as the Libraries’ liaison to the PCC programs for NACO, SACO, and BIBCO.  

The position includes significant responsibilities for research, creative work, and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

 

Requirements:
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree
  • At least three years of increasingly responsible and relevant professional metadata/cataloging experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of  trends and best practices in metadata provision
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH (and other controlled vocabularies), FRBR, FRAD, and of developments and trends in the field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PCC (NACO, BIBCO, SACO, or CONSER) and OCLC Enhance standards
  • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema (e.g., BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, TEI)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and management while working collaboratively in an environment of continuous change
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional achievement

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

  • Experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, SACO, or CONSER) and OCLC Enhance
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in an academic, research, or special collections environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and complete projects
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more non-English languages
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of materials or formats (rare books, government publications, media, cartographic , and/or music)
  • Demonstrated initiative investigating new ideas and implementing change
  • Experience using technology to facilitate innovative ways to provide access to library collections
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra
  • Experience with non-MARC metadata schemas (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, RDF)
  • Demonstrated ability to train others to catalog or other instruction experience
  • Knowledge of tools to transform and/or crosswalk metadata
  • Evidence of achievement in research and creative work and professional service

 

Appointment: 
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member.  Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be made at the assistant professor or associate professor level.  Benefits include 22 working days of vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; excellent University group health care plans; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, or Vanguard retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities.  Tenured faculty members are eligible for sabbatical leave.

 

Application Process: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  It is recommended that applications be submitted by May 4, 2014 in order to receive full consideration.  Application must be made online at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/80270 and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references.  Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU.  The full position description can be viewed at http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobHeadCataloging.htm

 

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin.  The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.   Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.  In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The Head of Monographic and Special Materials Cataloging is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Director of the Metadata Services Department. The Head of Monographic and Special Materials Catalogingibrarian serves on the Metadata Services Department’s Management Team and is responsible for the following:

  1. Oversees and coordinates the operations of the Monographic and Special Materials Cataloging Unit; plans, organizes, and conducts or arranges training of original catalogers;

  2. Plans, organizes, and evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of cataloging procedures to ensure that workflows are both cost-effective and responsive to the needs of other library departments and of library users;

  3. Plans, oversees, performs, or participates in departmental cataloging or special team projects, catalog maintenance, and other activities as appropriate;

  4. Performs original and complex copy cataloging of monographic resources in a variety of formats and languages, including description and subject analysis; creates some records within the framework of the BIBCO program; serves as the Libraries’ liaison to the PCC programs for NACO, SACO, and BIBCO;

  5. Provides leadership for the Department’s authority work. Creates NACO records for names, series, and subjects encountered in the course of cataloging and proposes SACO headings and classification numbers as appropriate;

  6. Monitors national and international trends in metadata, cataloging, and resource discovery; analyzes the impact of new developments in these areas and makes recommendations for appropriate changes to local practice, if applicable;

  7. Works collaboratively with the Libraries’ Scholarly Resource Development Department to resolve complex access issues for print and electronic resources;

  8. Monitors developments in linked data, semantic web applications, and ontologies for discovery of bibliographic data and information;

  9. Serves as a leader within and beyond the Metadata Services Department on matters of resource description and metadata management;

  10. Maintains a working knowledge of established library and metadata formats, standards, and practices;

  11. Contributes to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Libraries’ various systems and search tools;

  12. Works both independently and in a team-oriented environment;

  13. Maintains a consistent record of significant research or creative work and professional service;

  14. Actively participates in faculty governance.