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Friday, May 29, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Univ. of Minnesota, USA

University of Minnesota Libraries, Twin Cities

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an innovative, agile-thinking leader for the position of Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services. This position provides leadership for all aspects of cataloging and metadata services, with an increasing emphasis on enhancing discovery of the University of Minnesota’s unique collections. The Head is responsible for the oversight and organization of seventeen cataloging staff, including the direct management of eight catalogers. The position will lead the development of policies, best practices, and standards to continuously improve workflows and outcomes. The Head will also foster and facilitate collaboration within and external to the unit to ensure that the most efficient and appropriate metadata standards and best practices are used in making physical, electronic, and digital materials discoverable and accessible.

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; a minimum of five years professional cataloging/metadata experience in an academic library with demonstrated expertise and proven leadership in cataloging and metadata services, including experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, CONSER or SACO); and, evidence of leadership skills and innovative management and results-oriented operations, including a minimum of three years supervisory experience, with a strong commitment to fostering growth and development in others.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Marilyn McClaskey
University of Minnesota Libraries

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