1. Catalog Management leadership* Hires, trains, evaluates, and mentors CMU staff.* In response to user needs, manages unit process and workflow changes taking into account related departmental and organizational activities.* Assesses catalog management activity throughout the library. In collaboration with the Director of Resource Discovery Services, develops best practices, policies, and procedures for effective quality assurance, data remediation, and oversight of vendor-supplied services.* Provides guidance and expertise for catalog management operations throughout the library.* Works closely and collegially with library stakeholders and the Director of Resource Discovery Services to develop best practices, policies, and procedures for effective management of the library catalog and oversight of vendor services. * Makes recommendations for CMU staffing needs and the levels of expertise required to complete assignments.2. Catalog Management expertise* Serves as the library's point of contact for reporting catalog errors and requesting support for projects, such as collection transfers, that require metadata reprocessing. Coordinates with technical and public services colleagues on priorities for metadata remediation and enhancement. * Ensures that vendors adhere to project specifications and approves invoices. * Works closely with the Director of Resource Discovery Services and other stakeholders to develop best practices, policies, procedures, and documentation related to catalog management and vendor-supplied cataloging services. 3. Manages projects and provides training to staff.4. Engages in ongoing professional development by seeking training and learning opportunities inside and outside of Yale to stay current with new developments in the field of cataloging and metadata services. 5. Serves on departmental and library-wide committees and engages in regional and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. 6. Participates in the library's management, assessment, training, and development programs.7. Establishes a record of service to the Library, the University, and the profession.8. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Knowledge of authority control processes. Knowledge of SQL and database systems. Demonstrated ability in working with current and emerging metadata standards and tools, e.g., RDA, MARC, and BIBFRAME. Demonstrated knowledge of one or more languages other than English.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Knowledge of authority control processes. Knowledge of SQL and database systems. Demonstrated ability in working with current and emerging metadata standards and tools, e.g., RDA, MARC, and BIBFRAME. Demonstrated knowledge of one or more languages other than English.
Required Skill/ability 5: Evidence of ability to assess, analyze, plan, and solve problems creatively and collaboratively in a complex, rapidly changing environment. References indicating reliability and consistent professional activity in the acquisitions or cataloging areas of library science.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Catalog Management Unit
Required Skill/ability 3: Sound skills in data analysis, remediation, and normalization.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Manager, Catalog Management Unit
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability with the use of library management systems. (Yale currently uses Voyager.)
Required Skill/ability 4: Logical and enthusiastic approach to work, with careful attention to detail, initiative, and follow-through.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services. Excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a minimum of two years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the librarian rank. Experience managing library technical services. Two or more years of demonstrated supervisory experience, including training and staff development.
Internal Number: 65201BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.