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The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public
research universities, seeks applications for the position of Head of
Metadata & Discovery Services.
Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for
Collections & Discovery, the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services
envisions, leads, and actively participates in strategies to maintain,
enhance, and positively transform the UConn Library’s systems for managing
collections and powering discovery. This position is responsible for
managing and supervising the Metadata & Discovery Services Unit and
providing leadership for the metadata-focused work that occurs at the UConn
Health and Law School libraries. Concurrently, the position deeply engages
in the work of implementing, administering, and coordinating systems across
the UConn Library, including the Library’s Alma library management system.
Within this context, this position requires an advanced proficiency with
current and emerging metadata standards, models, and applications, and
draws on a deeply user-focused orientation and a working style that
embraces collaboration in a complex and dynamic work environment.
1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American
Library Association accredited program with a minimum of six years' related
2. Advanced proficiency in current and emerging metadata standards,
models, applications, and initiatives (examples include RDA, MARC, Dublin
Core, MODS, METS, BibFrame, OpenURL, KBART, and Linked Open Data).
3. Demonstrated leadership ability and a collaborative management style
that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships in a
complex and dynamic work environment.
4. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability
to think strategically and display flexibility in adapting to change.
5. Clear and concise understanding and ability to communicate how
metadata facilitates knowledge resource discovery.
6. Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
7. Demonstrated proficiency with current technology, software, and
automated library systems.
8. Evidence of sustained participation in professional development
1. Experience supervising library personnel.
2. Experience creating or managing MARC metadata.
3. Experience with the Alma library management system.
4. Experience with the Primo discovery system.
5. Experience using the Alma or Primo APIs.
6. Experience with XML/XSL/XSLT.
7. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of contemporary library practices,
trends, and emerging technologies, specifically in the areas of metadata
creation and management.
8. Evidence of active engagement in professional development or
scholarly activities, including sharing professional knowledge at a
regional, national, or international level.
9. Demonstrated project management expertise.
A complete job description can be found at
We look forward to your application!
*Michael A. Rodriguez, MLIS*
*Electronic Resources Librarian @ University of Connecticut
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*@ Shelver's Cove <http://shelverscove.wordpress.com/>*
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