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Head of Resource Description

Company: Emory University
Location: Decatur
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

The employer is from Education sector.

  • Manages the Resource Description Team, with programmatic responsibility for functional areas and direct supervision of 9 paraprofessional staff.
  • Provides strategic and innovative leadership of database services by proposing, implementing and monitoring contractual vendor services that expedite processing and offer rapid delivery of information resources accurately indexed and described in the Libraries' discovery systems.
  • Lead change in the transition from MARC 21 to the emerging linked data model for resource access and description by implementing and integrating metadata practices and developing staff expertise in areas that provide new modes of discovery and access to digitized content along with traditional content formats.
  • Develop and maintain expertise on the most recent developments in web-based technologies, such as Linked Open Data, social engagement techniques, and cloud-based metadata services. Lead crowdsourcing initiatives for resource description, as appropriate.
  • Works with direct reports to coordinate recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff and student employees. Coaches, mentors, and counsels both direct and indirect reports in order to develop staff in a positive and proactive manner ensuring individuals have opportunity to develop broad knowledge of library operations and services as well specialized skills. Works with LITS Human Resources staff to develop specific training for staff based on need and participates in succession planning and management initiatives as appropriate.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining up-to-date librarian position responsibilities statements and library staff job descriptions for staff within team. Reviews requests for new positions and reclassifications and submits to Assistant Director, Resource Management for consideration.-- Works with HR staff to facilitate reclassifications.
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations for direct reports and oversees annual process within the team/unit ensuring that annual evaluations are conducted in a timely manner and submitted on time in accordance with campus and library policy.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with team/unit staff to facilitate the work of the library and ensure library staff is informed of library activities and initiatives.
    • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with appropriate teaching experience and/or library experience).
    • Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, etc.
    • Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary. Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a supervisor in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.--
    • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with task/project parameters.
    • Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles, including but not limited to: LC BIBFRAME, RDA, AACR2, LC/PCC PS, LCRIs, LC classification, LCSH, MARC21 bibliographic and authority formats.
    • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
    • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.
    • Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries, higher education, and relevant subject disciplines.
    • Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.--

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