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Metadata / Cataloging Librarian

The University of California, Santa Cruz

innovative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented individual to become a

member of the Technical Services section leadership group. The person


are seeking will supervise the Metadata/Cataloging Unit, participate in

the reorganization of a library now experiencing transformative growth


change in California's premier public university system, and join in the

development and implementation of new approaches to bibliographic

services. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the incumbent


assist in researching, recommending, planning and implementing new

metadata/cataloging and acquisitions systems, tools, technologies,

procedures and policies across the UCSC Library. As part of UC


library efforts, the incumbent will also participate in systemwide

cataloging, metadata and acquisitions initiatives.

About UC Santa Cruz: With an enrollment of 15,000 undergraduate and

graduate students, UCSC is one of ten campuses of the University of

California. In a survey of 60 elite universities, UC Santa Cruz ranked

15th for the percentage of its students whose bachelor's degree led to

doctorates. Another study ranked UCSC as 11th in the country among


universities for the quality of its research productivity. Researchers


the University of California, Santa Cruz, attracted a record $128.5

million in external grants and contracts to the campus in the 2005-06

fiscal year. UCSC is distinctive as a major research university with an

uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. UCSC is especially

interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and

excellence of the academic community.

The UCSC Library has collections of approximately 1.5 million volumes,

more than 22,000 serials, two library buildings, and a staff of 120. The

Library has the most intensely used collection in the UC system. Deeply

embedded in the Library's culture is a tradition of flexibility and

innovation, which has enabled the Library to participate actively in the

University's instruction and research programs. Excellent service is

another hallmark of the UCSC Library, as is partnership with the other


libraries and the California Digital Library. The UCSC Library uses the

Innovative Interfaces Inc.(III) ILS and adds approximately 35,000


to the III and the Melvyl system catalogs each year.

Rank: Associate Librarian

Beginning of Appointment Salary Range: $43,860, salary commensurate


qualifications and experience

Position Available: January 3, 2007

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the

incumbent is responsible for the overall supervision of the

Metadata/Cataloging Unit and works closely with the Acquisitions Unit.

* Ensure that all information resources in all formats (print or

non-print, monographic or serial resources, media and archival


are promptly and accurately described in the online catalog and other

finding tools.

* Develop, implement, and maintain departmental policies and

procedures for the bibliographic control of a diverse variety of

materials in all formats.

* Plan, organize, and direct the workload and workflow of the

Metadata/Cataloging Unit in the provision of access to all

formats. Supervise, hire, train, and conduct performance reviews for



* Act as a resource for the interpretation and application of


cataloging rules and local cataloging conventions for all formats and


matters relating to database maintenance and digital initiatives.

* Perform complex cataloging and database maintenance, as well as

complex problem resolution involving materials representing a wide

variety of formats, languages, subjects and levels of difficulty.

* Implement innovative technological methods for expediting


* Work with other UCSC Library staff to develop cost effective and

efficient strategies for producing metadata.

* Identify and apply metadata schemas as appropriate.

* Develop and implement creative approaches to bibliographic


to enhance discovery and utilization of resources by users.

* Represent the UCSC Library and stay abreast of new technology,

national developments, and best practices by attending conferences and

participating in collaborations with other libraries within the UC


and elsewhere.


ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.

Minimum of 2 years professional original cataloging experience.

Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and

principles including but not limited to: OCLC copy and original

cataloging, adding and maintaining authority records in academic

libraries, AACR2R, LCRIs, LC classification, LCSH, MARC21 formats,

cataloger web sites, and electronic lists.

Professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas,

standards, best practices, and their applications (e.g Dublin Core, XML,


Current awareness of national trends and developments in cataloging,

metadata standards, information retrieval and acquisitions practices.

Experience with library integrated database systems.

Demonstrated project management, analytical, and problem solving skills,

with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.

Proven excellent communication, interpersonal and time-management skills

with a strong service orientation.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a

dynamic environment.

Prior successful supervisory experience, ability to motivate staff and


priorities, and effective organizational skills.

Demonstrated experience or ability to work with diverse populations of

students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred qualifications: Acquisitions experience; professional


in non-MARC metadata schemas and standards; experience with a national

cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, or SACO);

experience with at least one scripting language; demonstrated initiative

investigating new ideas and implementing change; working knowledge of at

least one modern European language and facility in working with other

western languages: prior Priot; prior experience in an academic

research library; participation in professional organizations or groups

relevant to the position; experience with emerging bibliographic

information systems.


Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are


by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council -American


of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional


two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave,


all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an

excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health,

dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

Relocation assistance is provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional

backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and

flexibility. In addition to professional competence and quality of


within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian


requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the

library, university and community service, and scholarly activities.

Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

APPLY TO: All applicants should submit a letter of application;


vitae or resume; names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of

three references that can be contacted. Send materials to:

Library Administration

321 McHenry Library

University of California

Please refer to Position #T07-14 in

all correspondence.

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Or electronically to:

CLOSING DATE: This position is open until filled. Review of


will begin on Monday, October 16, 2006. To ensure full consideration,

applications must be received by this date.



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