Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services (The Pennsylvania State University,
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks an innovative, creative,
collaborative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head of
Cataloging and Metadata Services. Reporting to the
Associate Dean for Collections, Information and Access Services, this
administrative position is responsible for establishing priorities, setting
directions, managing workflows, and supervising an accomplished department of
33 faculty and staff members. Requires a MLS from an ALA-
accredited program (or equivalent); demonstrated expertise and proven
leadership in cataloging and metadata services; minimum of five years of
experience in an academic library showing progressive levels of
responsibility; supervisory experience; knowledge of the continuously-changing
bibliographic environment; ability to position the Department to plan and
implement an aggressive program of metadata services in support of the
institution's priorities; commitment to service; excellent communication
skills; ability to work cooperatively; demonstrated contributions in
librarianship, research, and service; capacity for leadership within the
profession; ability to achieve tenure or to be appointed with
tenure. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, insurance, state or
TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.
Apply by sending a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references to
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HDCM-ALA in the email subject line. Review of candidates
will begin on May 15, 2013 and continue until the position is
filled. Employment will require successful completion of
background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
For a more complete description of responsibilities and
position requirements, please visit [http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/fa
cjobs.html Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity
and diversity of its workforce.
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