Unit Head of Electronic Resources and Collection Metadata Management
Location: Notre Dame, IN Open Date: Jan 25, 2021 Deadline: Mar 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description:Join the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame as our new Unit Head of Electronic Resources and Collection Metadata Management
Who We're Looking For
A metadata librarian with a successful track record as a manager or team lead who wants to champion a broad service portfolio, guide the work of unit members and support their development.
A knowledgeable metadata practitioner who respects the value of strong local practice and adherence to national standards, is dedicated to the delivery of networked access to scholarship and collection resources, and who enjoys exploring with colleagues how to merge the two.
A problem solver who is able to get to the root of an issue and improve work processes and techniques.
A colleague who is interested in contributing to a collaborative, cross-unit work culture.
Providing our patrons timely and accurate access to resources by exposing vendor supplied and locally curated metadata to a large and increasingly electronic resource-centric collection.
Prioritizing, analyzing, and manipulating our existing collection descriptive and access metadata to ensure high quality master data, data readiness for data migration or reuse in a variety of systems.
Building out our list of shared print partners by supporting the data reporting needs of each initiative with a cross-unit team and external stakeholders.
Ways to Catch our Eye
Tell us what you know about bulk record loading routines and systems for electronic resource metadata management.
Highlight your knowledge of cataloging tools and standards, e.g., RDA, MARC21 formats, AACR2r, LCSH, LCC, etc. and how you stay abreast of changes in the field.
Share the applications or systems you have used or prefer to use in metadata work, even if they are different from what we currently use.
In our environment, we currently use:
OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription services, e.g., Collection Manager, Record Manager, Discovery, EZproxy
Ex Libris products, e.g., Aleph, SFX, MARCIt, Primo
ERM, e.g., CORAL
data manipulation tools, e.g., MarcEdit, OpenRefine, Excel
work support applications, e.g., GitHub, Jira, Google Suite, etc.
Highlight your work with national metadata programs, organizations or initiatives, e.g., PCC, NACO, BIBCO, CONSER or SACO, Wikidata, LD4, Library Carpentry, etc.
Other Things We Offer You
Competitive base salary, commensurate with experience
Library faculty status (non-tenure track, rank, and promotion) with professional development support
An inclusive environment and an organization that takes professional culture seriously with support from a Culture Team
Low cost of living and wide variety of affordable housing options in the South Bend, Indiana area
Remote work options and when on-site, newly renovated offices and workspaces
The Electronic Resources and Collection Metadata Management Unitreports to the Metadata Services Program, which has two additional units: the Cataloging and Collection Processing Unit and the Metadata Initiatives Unit. The program has 18 members total.
Metadata Services Program is part of the Academic Services & Collections Division(ASC), along with the programs of Specialized Collection Services, Collection Strategy & Acquisitions, and Teaching, Research and User Services.
TheAcademic Services & Collections (ASC) Divisionis one of two library divisions reporting to the Office of the University Librarian. The second division is the Digital Scholarship, Services and Technology Division (DSST), which includes Library Information Technology, Digital Services, and The Navari Center for Digital Scholarship.
Other services that report to the Office of the University Librarian are the Project Management Office, Strategic Innovation Lab, Administrative & Central Services, and Marketing & Communications.
The University Librarian reports to the Provost's Office of the University.
The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at http://nd.edu/. The Hesburgh Libraries (http://library.nd.edu) hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 141 staff and 57 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL and other consortia. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring a variety of backgrounds to our community.
For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and the various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dualcareer/) in place to assist relocating spouses and .significant others with their job search.
The Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.
Hesburgh Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries who are committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Qualifications: Qualifications That We Require
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent, or equivalent terminal degree required. Degree must be completed prior to the candidate's starting date of employment.
Articulated evidence of at least three years of significant team, project and/or formal unit leadership.
Clear evidence of experience reflecting direct knowledge and work experience with metadata, e.g., cataloging or metadata work, systems data support, etc.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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