Job Summary/Basic Function:
Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate’s education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service.
The University of North Texas Libraries Collection Management Division is looking for a transformative, collaborative, and engaging librarian to serve as the Head of the Cataloging and Metadata Services department. As part of the libraries strategic goals, the libraries are incorporating new formats, acquisitions methods, and cataloging structures all while exploring new technologies, crowdsourcing, and other methods to improve discovery of, and access to, research information for the UNT Community.
The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides creative leadership, supervision, and project management for library activities within the Cataloging and Metadata Services department, and improves the overall discovery of information for students, faculty, staff, and the UNT community. This position steers decision-making within the library about general cataloging and classification practices, as well as standards, fields, and codes related to the Integrated Library System (ILS).
The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services works closely with other divisions in the library. This position provides support on matters relating to the ILS in conjunction with the Resource Discovery Librarian. This librarian will also collaborate with the Digital Libraries Division to organize quality control for non-MARC metadata for digital collections, serve as a resource for resolving metadata problems, and coordinate metadata creation for digital objects with the Cataloging and Metadata Services department. This position also collaborates with Collection Development librarians to coordinate projects of mutual concern, such as establishing workflows for acquisitions, processing of electronic resource records, and harvesting data from the ILS.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Collection Management Division, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services participates in divisional library planning and policy formulation. This position is also responsible for professional development through scholarly research and publication, presentations, participation in national professional associations, and service
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Minimum Qualifications: * ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Information or Library Science, or its equivalent
* 2 years professional library experience in Technical Services, Cataloging, or related department
* 1 year of supervisory experience of librarians and staff, academic setting preferred
* Original and copy cataloging experience
* Knowledge of current issues and principles regarding RDA
* Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with library departments and divisions
* Evidence of publishing and/or participation in professional organizations appropriate to the level of appointment
Preferred Qualifications: * Familiarity with III’s Sierra or Millennium automation system
* Experience managing the loading and quality control of vendor-supplied cataloging records
* Experience working with digital projects
* Metadata descriptor experience
*Knowledge of development and application of APIs
* Understanding of Open Access issues