Thursday, May 31, 2012

Head of Discovery Services Librarian

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for the position of Head of Discovery Services Librarian.

Reporting to the Director of Logistics & Resources Distribution Services and together with the Head of Collections (Access), this position will co-manage LRDS, a division-wide staff of 20+, focusing on the Discovery aspects of the Division’s work. The incumbent will continue to develop a new “technical services” paradigm through the supervision of staff and librarians involved with the cataloging/metadata workflows that enhance discovery and access of print and electronic resources, regardless of ownership, but always keeping the end-user in mind. This work requires collaboration with others across the organization engaged in related challenges. Responsibilities include contributing to leadership and vision in the design of a comprehensive, future-oriented approach to making library collections (and other materials) accessible regardless of system(s). This will involve working across divisions to collaboratively develop and coordinate the various cataloging/metadata related workflows that facilitate ubiquitous access and discovery and continuously evaluate the Libraries’ online resource discovery environment. This position, with a strong background in MARC record management and familiarity with non-MARC standards, will also contribute to the library-wide effort to research next generation ILS / Library Services Platforms. This position will facilitate the MARC metadata “clean up” associated with significant print collection migrations.

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