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Job: Head, Digital Projects & Metadata, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University

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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New
Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that
include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater,
state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture,
Art, Drama, and Music.

**The University and the Library**
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of
Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is
its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and
information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books
to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital
initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly
information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and
departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of
over 500who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty
and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of
staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library,
please visit the Library's web site at[http://www.library.y
ale.edu/](http://www.library.yale.edu/).

**Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library**
The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary papers and
early manuscripts and rare books. In addition to distinguished general
collections, the library houses the Osborn Collection, noted for its British
and literary and historical manuscripts, and outstanding special collections
devoted to American literature, German literature, and Western Americana. The
Beinecke's collections include materials ranging from medieval manuscripts to
born-digital electronic records, audio and video. The Beinecke has undertaken
an ambitious digitization program and offers online access to over 150,000
images through its Digital Images Online database, as well as access to
streaming audio and video, and to a host of online exhibitions and digital
projects involving blogs, podcasts, and social-tagging. The Beinecke is
currently engaged in bringing intentionality to the development of the
Library's digital resources and projects, and to providing responsive and
effective services to online users of the Beinecke's materials as well as
thoughtful integration with other digital efforts at Yale. For additional
information about the Beinecke Library, visit[http://www.library.yale.edu/bein
ecke/.](http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/)

**General Purpose**
Under the general direction of the Head of Technical Services and working in
close collaboration with the Head of Technology and Digital Assets, the
Digital Imaging Studio Production Manager, and units across the Beinecke
Library, the Head of Digital Projects & Metadata plays a leading role in
creating, describing, and delivering digitized resources and in exploring,
proposing, and developing innovative tools and services that improve the
ability of scholars, students, and educators to make use of existing and
emerging digital resources.

**Responsibilities**
The Head of Digital Projects & Metadata is responsible for the day-to-day
management of a variety of digital projects and is responsible for overseeing
and creating metadata across a wide range of materials including manuscripts,
photographs, ephemera, art objects, maps, prints and drawings, books, and
other printed material. The Head of Digital Projects & Metadata provides
leadership and technical expertise in the investigation and application of new
metadata standards; defines input standards; devises quality control routines;
proposes local policies and procedures; maintains and enhances current
metadata infrastructure and practices; prepares and evaluates material for
digital capture; participates in managing the workflow of the Digital Studio
and coordinates and supervises metadata creation by staff, student assistants,
and interns; hires and supervises Digital Projects & Metadata staff; provides
guidance, training, skill development, and performance evaluation;
participates in the formulation of policies and procedures for the Technical
Services Department. The Head of Digital Projects & Metadata is a liaison to
the Technology and Digital Assets Department and works collaboratively with
other Library staff to develop and employ improved interfaces and delivery
tools. The Head of Digital Projects & Metadata represents the Beinecke in Yale
University Library-wide and nationally, in discussions and committees
pertaining to metadata, cataloging standards, and digital initiatives for
digital library development at Yale, and is active professionally. May be
required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work on
West Campus.

**Qualifications**
MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program. Cataloging experience in a
research or academic library setting, preferably with special collections
materials. Demonstrated familiarity with the basic principles and standards
for descriptive cataloging of rare printed materials, archival and manuscript
material, or visual materials. Knowledge of established and emerging metadata
schemes (Dublin Core, EAD, EAC-CPF,MODS, MARC, VRA Core, CDWA), content
standards (AACR2, DCRM, DACS, CCO), and thesauri (LCSH, NAF, AAT, TGM).
Bibliographic knowledge of at least one modern Western European language.
Excellent technical aptitude with computer applications such as MS Excel and
MS Access. Experience with library management systems such as Voyager.
Experience with digital reformatting projects; experience with project
management tools and techniques; demonstrated ability to use databases and
develop functional requirements for them; knowledge of the principles,
standards, and technological framework of digital preservation; strong
commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to clients
and project partners, both internal and external. Ability to excel in a
rapidly changing environment. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
across units, organize and coordinate work, handle multiple projects
simultaneously, meet deadlines, and be an effective contributor to a
production-oriented, project environment. Excellent written and oral
communication skills. Supervisory experience required. One year of
professional experience required. For appointment to the rank of Librarian II
requires two years of professional experience and professional
accomplishments. For appointment to the rank of Librarian III requires five
years of professional experience and professional accomplishments.

**Salary and Benefits**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying onlineatfor immediate consideration - the
STARS req ID for this position is 15467BR. Please be sure to reference #
15467BR in your cover letter.

Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and
credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal
candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position
based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent on successful completion of the required background
check.

Please visitfor additional information on the background check requirements and
process.

  
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale
values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages
applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.



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