s the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area,
the University of Maryland Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the
flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the
teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key
academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its
actionable strategic plan.
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Head for the Metadata
Services Department that will lead a service-centered department in designing,
implementing, and assessing a wide range of processes that rely on metadata to
provide access to the University of Maryland Libraries scholarly resources in
all formats. In a collaborative environment, plans and
develops policies, workflows, and special projects. In partnership with
colleagues in Public Services, Collection Management, and the Information
Technology Divisions, has primary leadership responsibility for knowledge
access strategies through the Libraries' discovery systems.
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education.
A minimum of five years professional cataloging/metadata experience in a
library serving similar clientele.
A minimum of three years supervisory experience with evidence of successful
and innovative management and results-oriented operations.
Demonstrated abilities to creatively work with library faculty, staff and
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of
access to scholarly resources, combined with a strong service orientation.
Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.
Working knowledge of metadata standards and applications.
Demonstrated ability to meet faculty appointment, promotion, and permanent
For the full position description, please go to:
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based
on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For
additional information, consult the following website:
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/18243, click faculty. No relocation assistance
will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the
United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor
individuals for employment. An application consists of a
cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and
names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until July 20,
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave,
15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of
equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status,
genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and
expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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