The search to fill the position of Head of Metadata Services at the University of Toronto Libraries has been extended until July 15. The full posting along with all the necessary details concerning the application process, is online at http://ischool.utoronto.ca/job/head-metadata-services-librarian-ii-or-iii/
The University of Toronto Libraries seek an innovative and engaged information professional to manage a large unit central to library operations, and help provide leadership and the strategic direction for the future of resource description for the library system. Reporting to the Associate Chief Librarian for Collections and Materials Management and working closely with unit heads across the library system the Head of Metadata Services will oversee the creation of metadata for materials acquired and created by the University of Toronto and provide vision for the delivery of new services within the area of resource description and discovery. The Head of Metadata Services will build the metadata capabilities in the unit by fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation, accountability, and ongoing learning by assessing the needs for and organizing staff training and development, promoting library-wide collaboration, and keeping abreast of the current and new practices within the rapidly evolving realm of information management and discovery. The Head will also serve as an authoritative resource person for metadata related questions, supervise and contribute to the creation of original and complex adaptive catalogue records using MARC 21, RDA, LCSH and LCC, as well as the creation of authority records to NACO standards. The Head is expected to be a key player in building effective relationships with colleagues both nationally and internationally as new metadata standards emerge, including representing the Library in the Canadian Linked Data Initiative.