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Type P
Entered 10/30/2017
Company Purdue Universtiy Libraries - West Layfaette, IN
Position Head, Metadata Services
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Purdue University Libraries seeks a Head of Metadata Services to oversee, develop, and provide stewardship of the Metadata Services unit in its provision of metadata and cataloging services for librariesí resources. The Head will direct the goals and assignments of staff responsible for metadata creation and cataloging (MARC and non-MARC) in a variety of formats, including but not limited to print and electronic monographs and serials, maps, microform, audiovisual materials, and digital, special, and archival collections. The Head of Metadata Services will promote a collaborative work environment and lead staff in the use of current and innovative practices in resource description and discovery. This position also regularly assesses procedures and develops strategies to increase productivity and to streamline workflows.
The Head of Metadata Services also fosters and facilitates collaboration with systems staff, other departments, and librariesí repositories to ensure that the most efficient and appropriate metadata standards and best practices are used to enhance discovery and access experiences for all librariesí resources. The Head, Metadata Services will report to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Access.


Master's degree in Library Science or Library Information Sciences (ALA accredited).
Three years of recent original cataloging experience in academic/research library.
Proficiency in current and emerging metadata standards, models, applications, and initiatives (such as RDA, MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD).
Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards: MARC 21, RDA, AACR2; Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance.
Demonstrated leadership ability and experience.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.


Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories.
Experience working with the ExLibris Alma integrated library system.
Experience with digital management software, such as CONTENTdm.
Reading or bibliographic knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
Experience with Linked Data and BIBFRAME initiatives.
Project management experience.

Additional Information:

Cover letter is required to be considered for this position. Cover letter must include your interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as your past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.