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Head of Metadata and Cataloging, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks a Head of Metadata and Cataloging to provide vision and leadership for the department. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Knowledge Access Management Services, this position supervises both professional and classified staff.

Primary responsibilities: provides leadership in all aspects of Metadata & Cataloging operations; supervises operations for cataloging and processing of resources in all formats; supervises the Metadata Librarian in setting priorities to meet non-MARC metadata needs of the Special Collections and Digital Initiatives departments, and provides consultation and guidance to the Institutional Repository team; collaborates with the Head of Discovery Services to enhance the user discovery and access experience; serves as a member of division's management team; performs original and complex MARC cataloging for materials in various formats; oversees maintenance of the Libraries' Sierra Cataloging module and related ILS functions and coordinates policy decisions for its use; participates in scholarly activities and service to meet promotion and tenure standards.

The preferred candidate will have a solid foundation of knowledge and experience in metadata and cataloging including: MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, and METS; current standards such as RDA, LCSH, LC Classification; authority records from varying sources, including the LC Name Authority File; and using the cataloging module of an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces Sierra.

The Libraries emphasize excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a strong service orientation and interest in library users' values and needs; and leadership which encourages teamwork. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential, as is the ability to plan, analyze, and solve problems creatively, flexibly, and resourcefully.

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Appointment may be at the level of Librarian II or Librarian III depending on experience, record of scholarship, service and achievement. Salary range: $60,100-$92,400, DOE. TIAA/CREFand other retirement options; 24 annual vacation days; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

About us: The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. The University Libraries include the main library in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, which together combine traditional library services and unique primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces. Instructional design, media production, and maker spaces are part of the library organization and we are proud to offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals and technologies in these specialties.

Reno/Tahoe Area: Located just a 3 ½ hour drive from San Francisco, the Reno/Tahoe area is one of the country's outdoor meccas, which also boasts an array of festivals and cultural activities and an active arts community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

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Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory or management experience in a library technical services environment
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience creating original records, preferably in an academic or research library setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NACO training and certification to contribute records to LC Name Authority File
  • Experience with original cataloging of special formats such as maps, music, and foreign language materials
  • Experience creating and executing crosswalks between metadata schemas
  • Familiarity with and interest in emerging concepts such as linked data and FRBR and new data models such as BIBFRAME
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems such as CONTENTdm or Islandora

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