Head, Metadata Services Department, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD
posted May 21, 2013 3:16 PM
Title: Head, Metadata Services Department
Department: Metadata Services
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days
Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental,
Vision, and Prescription
As the largest university library system in the Washington
D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve 37,000
students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The
University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and
research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource
is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Head for the
Metadata Services Department that will lead a service-centered
department in designing, implementing, and assessing a wide range of
processes that rely on metadata to provide access to the University of
Maryland Libraries scholarly resources in all formats. In a
collaborative environment, plans and develops policies, workflows, and
special projects. In partnership with colleagues in Public Services,
Collection Management, and the Information Technology Divisions, has
primary leadership responsibility for knowledge access strategies
through the Libraries' discovery systems.
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education.
* minimum of five years professional cataloging/metadata experience in
a library serving similar clientele.
* minimum of three years supervisory experience with evidence of
successful and innovative management and results-oriented operations.
* demonstrated abilities to creatively work with library faculty,
staff and others.
* demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and
methods of access to scholarly resources, combined with a strong
* excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.
* working knowledge of metadata standards and applications.
* demonstrated ability to meet faculty appointment, promotion, and
permanent status criteria
For the full position description, please go to:
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is
based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant
credentials. For additional information, consult the following
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at:
No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able
to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries
will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists
of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a
resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until
July 20, 2013.