Position Announcement: Cataloging and Metadata Quality Control, Univ. of Va. Mary R. Prendergast 02 Jun 2000 14:24 UTC
Posting to multiple lists; please excuse duplication. FACULTY OPENING Cataloging and Metadata Quality Control The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic leader who will help to shape the future of the Library�s cataloging and metadata endeavors in a dynamic and changing environment.The Quality Control Coordinator will promote quality in the existing MARC environment and participate in developing metadata standards for the emerging digital library. The University Library wishes to attract individuals whose interest, presence, and contributions will expand our commitment and ability to serve an increasingly diverse campus population. Environment: The Library is a leader in developing the digital library, with electronic centers for texts; digital images, music and media; geospatial and statistical data; and rare books and manuscripts.The Library system consists of eleven libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences, law, and business. The libraries serve 12,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty. The Library�s homepage can be accessed at http://www.lib.virginia.edu.Thomas Jefferson�s Academical Village and the historic Grounds provide a gracious backdrop for teaching, learning, and research. Responsibilities: The Quality Control Coordinator has general faculty status and reports to the Director of Cataloging Services; coordinates authority control in VIRGO (the University's online catalog); serves as the NACO (Name Authority Cooperative project) coordinator for the Library; and coordinates VIRGO maintenance and enhancement projects.The Coordinator develops authority control tools and procedures for the Digital Library, working with the Digital Library Research & Development Dept. to develop prototype and production methods for standardization of metadata from diverse sources.The Coordinator creates original cataloging records, and original non-MARC metadata records, and is a member of the Cataloging Supervisory Team.The full position description can be found at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/cataloging/QCjob.html Qualifications: Master's degree in library science (preferred) or master's degree in a related field required. Experience with Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress subject headings, authority control, MARC formats, and automated library systems.Experience with NACO desirable.Supervisory and/or management experience preferred.Familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards (TEI, EAD, Dublin Core, etc.). Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.Strong service orientation. Commitment to professional growth and development.Basic knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred. Salary and Benefits: Salary competitive, depending on qualifications, from $31,000.The University of Virginia offers excellent benefits. Applications received by July 10 will receive first consideration.Send letter of application, resume, and names, postal and electronic mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Gail Oltmanns Associate University Librarian Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2498 The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.