Head of Metadata Services

Georgetown University Library is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking,
innovative, energetic and teamoriented person to serve as Head of the Metadata
Services Unit within the Technical ServicesDepartment.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for providing
innovative leadership, vision,planning, and supervision for
cataloging and metadata services. The incumbent will set
priorities;allocate resources; develop plans, policies and
practices within the unit/department; supervise
operationsfor original and copy cataloging of print, multi-
media resources, special collections/rare books,electronic
monographs, serials, and databases using MARC or other metadata formats;
oversee physicalprocessing functions; provide leadership for knowledgeable
staff in an environment of anticipated create a
positive work environment; deliver digital initiatives support; monitor the
national andinternational trends in metadata creation and
direct on-going review and revision of library-
widemetadata/cataloging policies and procedures; serve as
the resource person to all Library staff answeringinquiries
and providing interpretations on existing and emerging metadata standards and
rules;collaborate and work with other library units to
create metadata for digital and special collections;oversee
the Library's participation in cooperative metadata endeavors such as NACO;
serve as amember of the Technical Services Department's
Management Team; serve on library and university wide committees and task
forces and initiatives as required.This position reports
directly to the Head of Technical Services. Directly reporting to this
position are 2catalogers and 1 Receiving/Copy Cataloging
Supervisor, 4 indirect reports and 1-3
student(s).Additional indirect reporting may also include
staff that performs metadata creation work within
otherdepartments, copy cataloging, and physical processing.
Work is performed according to priorities set bythe
Department Head and within guidelines and procedures established for the


The candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree, at least 2 years
progressively increasingsupervisory/management/leadership
experience, along with demonstrated knowledge and
experiencewith provision of metadata/cataloging services,
including those related to digital initiatives within
anacademic or research library setting. The candidate must
demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills.Experience
working with metadata creation for institutional repositories is highly
preferred. Workingknowledge of MARC21and non-MARC metadata
schema including but not limited to metadata formats,such
as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, OAI, and XML required. Familiarity with data
interchangestandards (e.g., OAI-PMH); knowledge of the
semantic web and linked data; experience with
digitalcontent management systems such as DSpace and
ContentDM; knowledge of current standards such asAACR2,
LCSH, LC Classification, NACO and forthcoming changes with FRBR, RDA and MARC;
andemerging technologies in cataloging services, including
those related to digital libraries and specialcollections
is highly preferred.


Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits
packageincluding 21 days paid leave per year; medical;
TIAA/CREF; tuition assistance. This is a
12-month,Academic/Administrative Professional (AAP)
appointment.Apply online at of
applications begins immediately and continues until filled.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer.

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