Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services
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 change. 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 atmospheric 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 to library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources. Supervisory and training experience.
Additional advanced degree. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages. Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections. 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’ Aleph system. Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Strong service orientation.
Responsibilities & Requirements
Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Service will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards to 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 departmental 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.
• Oversee and manage acquisition of monographs and other non-serial library resources in consultation with liaison librarian selectors and Director of Collection and Resource Management.
• Train, evaluate. and supervise technical services staff, and ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
• Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management and Head of Serials and Electronic Resource Management to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing of cataloging and metadata work.
• 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 priorities.
• 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.
This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply before 9/16/2018.
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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Official Job Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: University Libraries
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 06/05/2018
Posting End Date: 09/16/2018
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Job Category: Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date: 06/05/2018
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