The University of Virginia Library seeks innovative and forward-looking
leadership for Metadata and Collections Management for the Albert and Shirley
Small Special Collections Library.
Reporting to the Director of the Small Special Collections Library, the Head
of Metadata and Collections Management will be responsible for administration,
budgeting, planning, staffing, supervision, and evaluation of integrated
technical services and inventory management for the Library's collections, in
all formats, including born-digital content.
The Head also provides both leadership and expertise in library-wide efforts
to prioritize, develop and implement discovery and access systems that support
research and instructional use of the Library's unique resources. He/she will
work collaboratively with curators, conservators, and others to ensure
preservation of the collections; work with others to define and support a
program for digitization of library holdings; and, promote the further
development of digital library content and functionality.
He/she will serve as a principal liaison for the Small Library to other U. Va.
library units and university departments, to fulfill the library's goals and
objectives for effective metadata & collections management. As a member of the
Small Special Collections Library's Management Team, the Head will set goals
and priorities for the Small Library overall, in support of the U. Va.
Library's and the University's strategic goals.
The Head of Metadata and Collections Management will supervise a team composed
of full-time staff as well as student assistants, interns, and volunteers, and
will cultivate a forward-looking, collaborative environment, set high user-
centered service standards, and foster an environment of continuous
Education: ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree, OR graduate-level
advanced training and certification in archival practice and administration,
OR equivalent training and experience
Experience: 4-7 years of full-time professional archival or special
collections library experience in technical services. Substantive experience
processing manuscript and/or archival collections, creating EAD-encoded
archival finding aids, and preparing MARC records for archives and manuscripts
essential; experience applying applicable standards and best practices for
description and management of rare books and other printed media highly
desirable. 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a library or archives.
Education: Undergraduate degree in the humanities; second advanced degree,
preferably in the Humanities.
Experience: Considerable experience with archival management systems (e.g.,
Archon, Archivist ToolKit, ArchivesSpace) and/or managing manuscript and
archival metadata in an integrated library system.
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