West Virginia University (WVU) Libraries seek applications and nominations for an innovative, collaborative, and tech-savvy Head of Metadata Services to provide leadership, direction, support, project management, and workflow analysis for both the Knowledge Access and Resource Management (KARM) department and WVU Libraries to ensure accurate metadata and data analysis services. The Head leads the Metadata and Data Services teams. The incumbent collaborates across the West Virginia University Libraries ensuring metadata integrity for the Library Management System and is responsible for the original and complex copy cataloging of the materials held within the collections. This position also provides training and support in data analysis and visualization, report creation, metadata creation and remediation, ontologies, schemas, and standards.
WVU Libraries seek self-motivated applicants who thrive in a progressive learning environment/learning organization with a strong service delivery and ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities. Candidates seeking to use their experience in team building and project management to help develop and administer strategic projects, collaborate across departments and the library system while developing and supporting staff and diversity in the workplace are encouraged to apply.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.