Position Reopened -- University of Virginia Allison Sleeman 25 Jun 2002 12:49 UTC
FACULTY OPENING Database Quality Coordinator The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative, energetic leader who will help to shape the future of the Library's cataloging and metadata endeavors in a dynamic and changing environment. The Database Quality Coordinator will promote quality in the existing MARC environment, through authority control and record enrichment, and will 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 user 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 University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. 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. The Cataloging Services Department is located in Alderman Library and is the central cataloging area for most of the materials added to the University Library collections. Staff create and maintain original and copy cataloging and holdings records for various formats (print and electronic monographs and serials, microforms, maps, video and sound recordings, computer files, and web materials), and perform periodicals check-in/claiming, and binding and preservation activities. Departmental planning and management is coordinated by the Cataloging Supervisory Team. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Cataloging Services, the Database Quality Coordinator manages authority control in VIRGO (the University's online catalog); serves as the NACO coordinator for the Library; facilitates VIRGO maintenance and enhancement projects; and acts as a liaison to authority and database enrichment vendors. Works with the Digital Library Working Group to incorporate authority files and/or thesauri into the digital library and to assist in the development of methods for standardization of metadata from diverse sources. Creates original cataloging records, and original non-MARC metadata records. Participates as a member of the Cataloging Supervisory Team. The full position description can be found at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/cataloging/about/DQjob.html. Required Qualifications: Master's degree in library science or master's degree in a related field. Experience with cataloging, authority control, MARC formats, and automated library systems. Familiarity with metadata standards (TEI, EAD, Dublin Core, etc.). Supervisory experience preferred. Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; project management skills; and the ability to work flexibly in a rapidly changing environment. Strong service orientation. Commitment to professional growth and development. Experience with NACO and the ability to work with foreign languages preferred. Salary and Benefits: Salary competitive, depending on experience. General faculty status. The University of Virginia offers excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other optional retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Send, in print or electronic format, a letter of application, resume, and names, postal and electronic mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Mr. Alan R. Napier, Director Library Human Resources, Alderman Library, P.O. Box 400114, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904?4114; email@example.com. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.