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Job: Head of the Metadata and Cataloging Department at University of Nevada, Reno

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The University of Nevada Reno Libraries is seeking a dynamic, forward-
thinking, innovative, and team-oriented person to serve as Head of the
Metadata and Cataloging Department (MCD). The successful candidate will
exhibit the ability to plan, analyze, and solve problems creatively, flexibly,
and resourcefully; possess a strong service orientation and interest in
library users' values and needs; be comfortable working both independently and
collaboratively, taking initiative and following through effectively.

  
This leadership position will join the Technical Services Management team to
provide creative,user-focused services. Primary responsibilities: supervise
cataloging and processing of library information resources in all formats,
assess metadata needs for digital projects, oversee maintenance of the
Libraries' Millennium Cataloging module, build successful teams and engage
staff in a process of continual improvement of operations and services, and
perform complex MARC cataloging for materials as needed.

  
Required qualifications: an ALA-accredited MLS degree; two or more years of
progressively responsible supervisory experience; experience providing
metadata/cataloging services, preferably within an academic or research
library setting; working knowledge of MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema,
such as Dublin Core, EAD, Darwin Core, and VRA Core; working knowledge of
current standards such as AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and forthcoming
changes with RDA and MARC; experience with an integrated library system,
preferably the Innovative Interfaces, Inc.'s Millennium system; demonstrated
receptiveness to and understanding of emerging information technologies;
strong communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to meet
requirements for tenure and promotion.

  
Preferred Qualifications include experience with digital content management
systems such as CONTENTdm and familiarity with data interchange standards
(e.g., OAI-PMH).

  
The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and a major research
institution in the state, has a student body of over 18,000. The Knowledge
Center provides 295,000 square feet of high-tech rHead of the Metadata and
Cataloguing Department (MCD) esearch, presentation, and computing spaces. The
award winning building is a campus showpiece, offering panoramic views of the
city and surrounding mountains. The shared facility and organizational
structure offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals in media
production, instructional design, information technology, and other
specialties. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of nearly
400,000, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is
conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with
limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities.

  
Salary: $60s-$70s, DOE. This is an academic faculty, tenure-track position at
Assistant Librarian rank. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 days
vacation annually; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and
family; no state income tax or FICA.

  
Online applications accepted. To apply, go to [https://www.unrsearch.com/posti
ngs/10961](https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/10961). Application deadline is
July 11, 2012. AA/EEO. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to
apply.

  
Newly hired faculty must have their official transcript of their highest
degree sent by the degree granting institution(s) directly to University of
Nevada, Reno Human Resources within 30 calendar days from the effective date
of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application
process. Incumbent will be required to pass a background check. The position
is subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of 6 days per year
through June 30, 2013.



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