Supervisor, Metadata Production & Management, New York University, New York, NY

New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a Supervisor, Metadata Production & Management to supervise the Division of Libraries Metadata Production & Management (MP&M) Department’s routine activities. Tasks include developing, implementing, analyzing, and documenting Department’s processes and workflows. Establish priorities, review work for accuracy, troubleshoot and resolve problems. Monitor and evaluate the quality of vendor supplied bibliographic records. Keep departmental staff informed of the unit, departmental, and library- wide activities. Conduct regular reviews with departmental staff, oversee staff development and establish working goals for individual staff. Serve as a resource for branch and consortium libraries and global sites on metadata processing matters. In consultation with KARMS department heads, assist with the development and implementation of KARMS policies and procedures.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education: M.L.S. from an ALA accredited-institution

Required Experience: 3 years of performing unrevised original cataloging across all formats in the majority of Western European languages in an academic library, including responsibility for interactions with librarians, technologists, and managers across departments and affiliated institutions.

Preferred Experience: Training and supervision of various levels of staff

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with and motivate a large, diverse staff. Knowledge of standard office software (Microsoft Office, Google Apps) and expert knowledge of the OCLC Connexion Client. Knowledge of Library of Congress policies, and Library of Congress online resources, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, Classification Web, and Cataloger’s Desktop. Have expert knowledge of AACR2 and Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging codes and RDA Toolkit navigation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Familiarity with Authority Control, and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) MARC standards, expertise with presentation and statistical software programs, and mastery of Special Collections cataloging of rare and unique materials.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the Hathi Trust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.

To apply: https://uscareers-nyu.icims.com/jobs/3424/karms-metadata-production-%26-management-supervisor/job

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About Melody Rood

Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC

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