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job posting: Temple University Carole R. Bell 07 Jun 2006 18:18 UTC

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Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services
Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Thanks to significant funding enhancements and
new leadership committed to providing
excellent services and collections, the Temple
University Libraries have embarked upon
an ambitious program to expand and improve
services for this diverse, vibrant urban
research university of 20,597 undergraduate and
5,825 graduate students, and 1,642
full-time faculty. We offer an exceptional opportunity to participate in the
development of  a major ARL library now
experiencing transformative growth and change
in one of America’s most vibrant cultural centers.

Reporting to the Senior Associate University
Librarian, the Head of Cataloging and
Metadata Services  (Manager, Library Services)
ensures that all library information
resources in all formats (print, online, images,
media, archival, etc) are rapidly and
accurately described  in the online catalog and
other finding tools so these may be
identified and used by Temple university students
and  faculty and others world-wide.
The incumbent will plan, organize and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of
procedures and workflow for creation of library cataloging and metadata.
Develop new workflow routines for projects and
new materials types. Stay abreast of
new technology, national developments, and best
practices in order to integrate these
into the University Libraries and other Temple
libraries as appropriate. Supervise
directly and indirectly 13 FTE performing
cataloging, metadata creation, database
maintenance, and physical materials
processing.  Plan, implement, and monitor multiple
external contracts providing cataloging data or
bibliographic utilities services to
Temple (incl. outsourcing of specialized materials and languages, creation of
specialized loaders as necessary), and perform other duties.

Qualifications:   Required: ALA accredited
MLS.    Five years post-MLS cataloging and
database management experience in an academic,
research, or large public library
system required, including supervisory and training experience.  Knowledge of
applicable national cataloging and database standards (AACR2rev, LCSH, LC
classification, MARC, and metadata formats, RLIN or OCLC cataloging systems);
excellent oral and written communication skills;
and evidence of ongoing professional
growth and awareness of current/emerging trends in librarianship are required.
Preferred:  Experience with III  automated
library system and evidence of strong
planning and project management skills.

For full consideration, apply by July 14, 2006.
Further information and application
instructions are at

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Jonathan LeBreton
Senior Associate University Librarian
Temple University Libraries
Paley Library rm. 134 (017-00)
1210 West Berks St.
Philadelphia PA 19122-6088
|  email:
|  voice: 215-204-3184
|  fax:   215-204-5201

Carole R. Bell
Head, Acquisitions Dept.
Paley Library 017-00
1210 W. Berks Street
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122

voice:  215-204-3275
fax:    215-204-8550