Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Metadata & Discovery innovates, leads, and actively participates in strategies to maintain, enhance, and positively transform UConn Library data and systems for managing collections and powering discovery. This position manages and supervises the Metadata & Discovery Unit, which is responsible both for metadata and inventory management and for the administration and development of the Library’s Alma and Primo systems. In addition, this position provides leadership for the metadata- and inventory- focused work of the UConn Health and Law School libraries. Within this context, this position requires an advanced proficiency with current and emerging metadata standards, models, and applications, an advanced understanding of library management and discovery systems, and a user-focused orientation and a working style that embraces collaboration in a complex and dynamic work environment. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Head of Metadata & Discovery makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University
This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of August, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions (reference search #2018556) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by June 10, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018556)