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*ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 175* *Multimedia and E-Monographs Catalog/Metadata Librarian Technical and Automated Services Rutgers University Libraries* * RESPONSIBILITIES: *The Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) Department of the Rutgers University Libraries seeks a dynamic and proactive individual to join an outstanding group of librarians and support staff to provide leadership in the areas of special formats cataloging, electronic monographs, and digital projects. Under the direction of the Head of CMS, the successful candidate supervises the original and complex cataloging of two full-time support staff catalogers who catalog scores, sound recordings, videorecordings, cartographic materials, and monographic electronic resources. Provides leadership in the cataloging of electronic monographs and other networked electronic resources. This position will establish standards and develop strategies to integrate electronic monographs in the Libraries' online catalog and institutional repository; expand commercial e-book and digital video collections in IRIS; and establish methods to identify and link URLs for public domain full-text books available in electronic collections, such as Google books, to relevant IRIS records; increase the presence of electronic government documents in IRIS, working with appropriate units on procedures for recommending electronic resources for cataloging, and on strategies for link management; design and implement a metadata strategy for e-monographs and electronic theses and dissertations submitted to the repository; create a strategy for federating monographs across the libraries' repository and IRIS online public catalog. As part of the Libraries' institutional repository team, will provide leadership in digital projects, including metadata strategies for moving images, music, women's studies and the arts, and participates in the ongoing development of the libraries' data model and metadata strategy. The candidate will participate in the METS application for special formats to support digital collections in University Archives, the Margery Somers Foster Center, and the Institute of Jazz Studies. *QUALIFICATIONS: *Required: ALA accredited MLS and three years' experience applying AARC2 cataloging standards, LC Classification and LCSH, with a minimum of two years' experience cataloging nonbook formats. Experience with OCLC Connexion and a major integrated library system, preferably Sirsi, required. Knowledge of nationally recognized metadata schemas, such as METS, MODS, PREMIS, Dublin Core required. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional association. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong project management skills. Ability to mentor and manage staff. Desired: Reading fluency in a Western European language; experience with metadata creation, familiarity with XML. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. *SALARY: *Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience for a tenure track faculty position. *STATUS/BENEFITS:* Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation. *LIBRARY PROFILE: *The Libraries' central Technical and Automated Services (TAS) unit, on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus, provides acquisitions, cataloging and systems support to all Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), and is directed by the Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems. RUL is comprised of libraries on the University's Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark Campuses, and operates as a unified library system. The Library holds more than 3 million volumes; 2.5 million documents, 4 million microforms, 20,000 current subscriptions and more than 100,000 e-books, e-journals and databases. The Libraries are a member of ARL, METRO, NERL, PALINET, PALCI, VALE, and use Unicorn (SIRSI), OCLC's Connexion, and Fedora repository software. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities. Rutgers University has a distinguished history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. Rutgers fills its mission as New Jersey's state university by educating a diverse student body of over 48,000. Rutgers ranks sixth among the public AAU institutions in the percentage of total minority enrollment, third in percentage of African-American students enrolled, and eighth in percentage of Asian students enrolled. Over fifteen percent of full-time faculty are members of a minority group, ranking the university twelfth among AAU public research institutions. Rutgers is committed to fostering a diverse and multicultural environment that values intercultural awareness. For more information, please check www.libraries.rutgers.edu and www.rutgers.edu . *TO APPLY:* REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. *SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES TO:* Sandra Troy (APP. 175), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX: 732-932-7637 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University's multicultural environment.