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 Services will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee work, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for 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:
- Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
- 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 atmosphere 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 of 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 systems functions, including experience with Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo.
- Experience in batch cataloging, metadata normalization, and metadata manipulation tools or programming languages.
- Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty.
- Strong service orientation.
Responsibilities & Requirements
- Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to CMS, including regular review of cataloging and metadata 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.
- Train cataloging librarians and staff in cataloging/metadata standards, new technology applications, systems, and tools to ensure compliance with nationals, SUNY, and local cataloging/metadata standards and practices (MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC, etc.) and to continuously improve cataloging efficiency and quality.
- Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management, Digital Projects Librarian, and Director of Special Collections to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing of cataloging and metadata projects.
- Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries’ discovery and deliverance 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
- Participate in liaison, reference and instruction duties.
- Participate in research, publication, teaching and service in consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.
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 by February 8, 2020.
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Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Stony Brook University Libraries is the largest academic research library on Long Island serving the University population and the State University of New York system. The Library is also a resource for the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. Known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections, the University Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print, streaming media, electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include eight distinct facilities, including the recently renovated and flagship Melville Library, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Math/Physics, Music, Southampton, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. Currently at the start of a renewed strategic plan, the faculty and staff are a talented and diverse group sharing in the mission and vision of the Libraries. Librarians hold full faculty status and rank, and participate at all levels of the University. The Libraries is currently migrating to the new Library Services Platform, Alma with Primo VE as its discovery solution. Assets of its actively growing institutional repository and digital collections are managed by Omeka, Bepress Digital Commons, DSpace, and CONTENTdm. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member), the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine, and locally with the Long Island Library Resources Council.
Official Job Title: Senior Assistant Librarian
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: University Libraries
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 11/08/2019
Posting End Date: 02/08/2020
Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/08/2020, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
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