Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services (University of California Santa Barbara, California)

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services (University of California Santa Barbara, California)

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the ten campuses of the University of California, seeks an innovative, team-oriented and energetic leader as Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services. Reporting to the AUL for Collection Services, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services has overall responsibility for providing innovative leadership, vision, planning, and supervision for cataloging and metadata services.


Departmental services include cataloging processes involving monographic resources in all formats, authority control, database integration and maintenance, electronic resource support, special projects, technical processing of government publications, and digital initiatives, including those of the California Digital Library. The Department has a staff of 17 FTE and many student assistants. The incumbent is responsible for establishing and documenting policies and procedures to provide standardized cataloging and metadata practices. Oversees goal setting, designing and monitoring workflow, adopting and implementing new technologies, and ongoing evaluation of services for the Department. Supervises, trains, and evaluates staff in cataloging and metadata services. Promotes and cultivates staff development. Works cooperatively with other Library department heads, and is responsive to the needs of public services in providing user centered bibliographic services. Participates on library committees, serves on UC system wide committees and task forces, and represents the library in local, regional, and national associations. Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Demonstrated knowledge and solid experience with provision of cataloging services, including those related to digital initiatives. Demonstrated leadership and increasingly responsible supervisory and management experience, teamwork skills, and clear communication of expectations and goals. Experience using a bibliographic utility in an integrated library system, preferably OCLC and ExLibris. Familiarity with and knowledge of various metadata formats, such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, OAI, and XML. Thorough knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging and authority control, as well as current standards, trends, and forthcoming changes with FRBR, RDA and MARC, and emerging technologies in cataloging services, including those related to digital libraries. Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to diversity and staff team development. Preferred: Experience using the Ex Libris Aleph online system; project management experience; experience with web technologies, and various report generating and management software products. Salary commensurate with qualifications, plus a monthly administrative stipend. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by November 14, 2011. Send cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, phone and email addresses of three references to: Judy Gorrindo Human Resources, Davidson Library University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010. *Applications may also be sent via email – gorrindo@library.ucsb.edu. For the complete job announcement visit: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/human-resources/academic-openings. Appointment and/or continued appointment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The University of California, Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites applications from all who meet the stated qualifications.

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