Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, Stony Brook University
Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services is a full-time, tenure-track position providing 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:
* 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 national, 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 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
* Participate in liaison, reference and instruction duties.
* Participate in research, publication, teaching and service in consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.
* 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 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 system 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.
Further details available at https://apply.interfolio.com/74458. Deadline to apply is April 17, 2020.