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 libraries’ 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 libraries’ repositories to ensure that the most efficient and appropriate metadata standards and best practices are used to enhance discovery and access experiences for all libraries’ resources. The Head, Metadata Services will report to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Access.
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