Head, Metadata & Digitization, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport LA

Position: Head, Metadata and Digitization, Health Sciences Library
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
Posting Closes: 2/5/2014 at 11:59p.m.

Minimum Qualifications:
Professional degree from an ALA accredited library school; an understanding of general library procedures; basic understanding of computer applications in a library environment; knowledge of database management, spreadsheet, and word processing programs; a minimum of 5 years experience with metadata creation/cataloging and archival maintenance. Minimum of 2 years experience in an administrative or supervisory level position in a library preferred.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on a team-oriented, collaborative environment, problem solving ability, excellent microcomputer skills, and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff.

Must have knowledge of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd revision; Resource Description and Access (RDA); the National Library of Medicine Classification system; Medical Subject Headings (MeSH); Describing Archives: A Content Standard; and Dublin Core. Experience using an integrated library system and OCLC. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging in various formats, of metadata creation and best practices and standards. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat PDF software, and ContentDM.

Job Summary:
The person in this position serves as the Head of Metadata and Digitization. Responsibilities include using knowledge of classification systems, subject thesauri, and cataloging rules to catalog print and electronic materials in the library. The person in this position establishes policies and procedures for the section, sets priorities and workflow for the section, supervises 2 FTE, and establishes bibliographic control for all library materials. Additionally, this person is responsible for development and maintenance of the LSUHSC-S Archives as well as the History of Medicine Collection, including content development of the library's web pages associated with historical collections. The incumbent also establishes procedures and workflows for digital initiatives of the library. Other duties include creating original exhibits and securing traveling exhibits. Duties associated with the archives include creation of finding aids, organizing the materials, coordinating donor relations, and selecting materials appropriate for scanning into digital collections which can be accessed online. The person in this position must provide statistical information for various required reports and for holdings information.

Applicants should submit CV and three letters of reference to the Faculty Staffing Office at LSUHSC-Shreveport via email to: ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu  or by mail to the address below.

LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
Attn: Faculty Recruitment
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

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