Head of Cataloging and Metadata, The College of New Jersey

The R. Barbara Gitenstein Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a full-time 12-month, tenure-track Head of Cataloging and Metadata.  The successful candidate will provide leadership  and vision in all aspects of cataloging/metadata and authority control; coordinate the work of a team of professional catalogers; train and supervise paraprofessional catalogers as well as work with the Assistant Dean of Technical Services, the Acquisitions Librarian, and the Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian to facilitate workflows. Working with other librarians the Head of Cataloging and Metadata will assume primary responsibility for developing policies and procedures for cataloging materials in all formats including curricular materials, special materials, electronic resources, and serials, and create original cataloging and revise copy cataloging for a variety of formats.  In addition, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata will provide limited reference service in collaboration with the public services librarians.

For a more detailed position description, see: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=TCNJ&cws=37&rid=663


ALA-accredited Master’s degree; at least three years professional-level, recent cataloging experience; extensive knowledge of cataloging standards and practices including RDA, LC-PCC PS, AACR2, LCRIs, LCC, LCSH, and MARC21; knowledge of current and emerging metadata standards (including BIBFRAME); ability to implement new cataloging standards and procedures; strong computing skills; excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills; detail orientation, initiative, flexibility and a strong service orientation are essential. 
Preferred Qualifications:  Supervisory experience; experience cataloging electronic resources and serials; experience with OCLC services, library services platforms (preferably Alma), DDC, NACO, BIBCO, CONSER, authority control procedures, non-MARC metadata initiatives, and automated procedures and software for bibliographic maintenance and enhancement such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and XML/XSLT tools. Familiarity with archival description. Record of scholarly/professional activity. Additional graduate degree is highly desirable. 

Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Technical Services/Acquisitions/Cataloging
How To Apply:: 

To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to Forrest Link, Chair, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Search Committee. Applications must be submitted online through our applicant tracking system, Taleo. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by February 1, 2019 in order to ensure full consideration.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.