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Job: Head of Metadata Services at Ohio University

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Head of Metadata Services
Ohio University
Athens

The Ohio University Libraries seeks applications and
nominations for an innovative and collaborative leader to provide vision and
direction as Head of Metadata Services.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring energy and creative thinking into a
department in its early stages of developing a digital initiatives program.

  
Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be
accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. For full consideration,
please apply by February 22, 2015. Position is available
immediately. Please apply online at
http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/12997 .

  
  
Responsibilities

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections & Digital Initiatives, the
Head of Metadata Services directs the assignments of seven staff responsible
for cataloging at all levels, in all formats, and for all collections and
promotes a collaborative and healthy work environment. The department head
closely evaluates cataloging standards and other methods of access control and
develops internal policies and procedures to optimize access to
information. This position regularly collaborates with
other departments to identify ways in which the skills of the Metadata
Services staff can be used to improve resource discoverability. The successful
candidate will work closely with Digital Initiatives staff to plan, implement,
and support projects that advance the creation and integration of digital
library services and digital collections.

  
Specifically, the Head of Metadata Services:

• Manages and participates in the daily activities of the department.

• Leads staff in setting and achieving departmental goals and objectives in
line with the Libraries' strategic priorities.

• Provides coaching, mentoring, and technical expertise to library staff
within and outside of the department.

• Identifies trends, new protocols, best practices and processes requiring
improvement to ensure the department is meeting the needs of the users.

• Works closely with other department heads and library administration to
ensure effective, efficient and user-oriented services across the libraries.

• Coordinates activities with statewide library organizations and participates
in statewide cataloging and metadata initiatives.

• Engages in regular professional development through research, publications,
presentations and participation in regional and national associations as part
of the continuing commitment to bring best practices and innovative services
to Ohio University students and faculty.

  
Required Qualifications

• A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

• Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in
metadata/cataloging in a library setting.

• Thorough knowledge of AACR2, RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH.

• Basic knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards.

• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with a commitment to
data-informed decision making processes.

• Experience leading teams and fostering collaborative relationships.

  
Preferred Qualifications

• Experience planning and/or implementing digital initiatives.

• Experience using CONTENTdm, WordPress, and/or Omeka.

• Experience participating in one or more of the PCC programs

• Successful supervisory experience.

  
  
Ohio University Libraries takes pride in providing outstanding service to all
its clientele. University Libraries is a member of the
Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and a
founding member of OhioLINK. The Libraries' facilities include the Vernon R.
Alden Library, the Music/Dance Library and the Southeast Ohio Regional Library
Depository.

  
With more than 3,300,000 volumes, 1,000,000+ e-books and 55,000 e-journals,
OHIO has one of the largest academic libraries in North
America. During the 2012/2013 academic year, the Libraries
received nearly 2,000,000 visits, 5,000,000+ database and catalog searches,
and close to 12,000 virtual reference transactions.

  
The collections of the Ohio University Libraries currently include
approximately 2.25 million print volumes and 750,000 digital volumes, with
notable strength in Southeast Asian and African materials, fine arts, and
special collections related to contemporary history and
journalism. Digitized collections include those of Senator
George V. Voinovich; pioneer newspaper entrepreneur E.W. Scripps; King
Chulalongkorn of Siam diaries; Ceremonial Artifacts Collection of the Yao
culture of North Vietnam; and University Archives including yearbooks and
videos. More information about the Libraries unique
collections can be viewed at
http://media.library.ohiou.edu/.

  
Ohio University is a comprehensive, state-assisted institution that is
classified, by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research Universities (high
research activity) institution. Ohio University, located in the scenic
foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, shares the City of Athens, a
culturally-rich sustainable community 75 miles southeast of Columbus and 156
miles east of Cincinnati. There are close to 22,000 students enrolled on the
Athens campus (27,400 including eLearning), more than 10,000 students on the
five regional campuses for a total enrollment of 37,452, with 282 majors
offered. The University offers a diverse, dynamic and collegial atmosphere to
all its students, faculty and staff.

  
Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Ohio University
employees enjoy a liberal benefits package including 22 days annual vacation,
generous insurance, and a State of Ohio employee retirement or an alternative
retirement package.

  
Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be
accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. For full consideration,
please apply by February 22, 2015. Position is available
immediately.

  
Please apply online at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/12997.

  
Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students.
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of OHIO's campus are especially
encouraged to apply.

  
Eileen Theodore-Shusta | Director, Planning, Assessment & Organizational
Effectiveness 422D Alden Library | 1 Ohio University | Athens, OH 45701 |
740.593.2989 | 740.593.2708 (fax) [log in to unmask] |
http://www.ohio.edu/library



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