Position Announcement - Coral Gables, FL - Database Management Librarian: University of Miami Libraries Michael Kim 10 Nov 2010 17:43 UTC
Please excuse cross-posting: Database Management Librarian The University of Miami Libraries seeks a Database Management Librarian to provide leadership and guidance in planning and managing database maintenance and authority control activities in the University Library to ensure the quality of its resource discovery tools. The incumbent trains and supervises supporting staff in database maintenance and quality control and participates in original cataloging of print/online materials in a variety of formats, as well as provide descriptive metadata for digital collections as needed. The incumbent will also coordinate quality control projects for non-MARC metadata from digital collections. UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu). THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3.3 million volumes and 76,869 current serials titles, including 72,942 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,370 undergraduates, 5,259 graduate students, and 13,058 full and part time faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 56 professional and 90 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis. POSITION: Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Database Management Librarian provides leadership and guidance in planning and managing database maintenance and authority control activities in the University Library to ensure the quality of its resource discovery tools. The incumbent trains and supervises supporting staff in database maintenance and quality control and participates in original cataloging of print/online materials in a variety of formats, as well as provide descriptive metadata for digital collections as needed. The incumbent will also coordinate quality control projects for non-MARC metadata from digital collections. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Performance: • Responsible for performing and managing authority control, bibliographic quality control, and database problem resolution to insure bibliographic and authority records meet local and national standards, working closely with other library faculty/staff to establish and document relevant policies, procedures, and efficient workflows • Supervises, trains, and evaluates authority control and database maintenance staff (2.5 FTE) • Acts as a liaison to authority and database enrichment vendors and manages the loading and quality control for all vendor supplied records and data • Works with Metadata Services and Digital Library Initiatives to establish relevant policies, procedures, and workflows for metadata quality control of digital collections • Participates in original cataloging of all formats and metadata creation activities in the library as needed Service: • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, database maintenance and authority control services • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate QUALIFICATIONS : Required: • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent • Two years of professional cataloging experience. Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles, including but not limited to: AACR2R, LCRIs, LC classification, LCSH, MARC21 bibliographic and authority formats • Professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas, standards, best practices, and their applications, such as Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, MODS, METS, etc. • Working knowledge of bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems and familiarity with authority and database enrichment vendors services • Prior successful supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff and set priorities • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and adapt to a fast paced rapidly changing environment • Ability to plan and implement routines and processes that ensure optimum production, and monitor projects through to completion in a cost-effective manner • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituents • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Spanish preferred) Highly Desirable: • Experience managing authority control processes and/or vendor services • Experience batch loading and editing bibliographic records, using Millennium (Innovative Interfaces) and/or third party software, such as MarcEdit, preferred • Experience developing macros and/or scripts to enhance productivity SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant/ Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at: http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf. APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to: Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager Otto G. Richter Library University of Miami P.O. Box 248214 Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320 e-mail: email@example.com The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.