[Metadatalibrarians] Position vacancy: Metadata Creation Manager, Harvard Library

Van Alstine, Colin P. colinvanalstine at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Oct 5 11:30:44 PDT 2017

With apologies for duplicated postings.

Position vacancy announcement

Metadata Creation Manager

Information and Technical Services

Harvard Library

Harvard Library is seeking candidates for the position of Metadata Creation Manager.

Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Creation (MC) and as a member of the MC managers' team, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by ensuring the creation and maintenance of discovery metadata for library content in multiple languages and formats.

Leading a team of eight staff, and under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Creation (MC), the incumbent works collaboratively with managers throughout ITS to develop department-wide strategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices for technical services in the Harvard Library.  The incumbent will complement the skills of other members of the MC section by contributing non-MARC metadata expertise and diversifying ITS metadata strategies.  Working closely with the Metadata Technologies Program Manager and the Metadata Creation Section managers, and in consultation with curators and other stakeholders, the incumbent takes a leadership role within ITS in instituting new metadata production methods, with a particular emphasis on emerging areas beyond traditional MARC practice. The incumbent engages staff in adopting innovative metadata practices, and helps guide ITS's strategy to reframe and expand existing skills and extend staffing flexibility to meet the long-term discovery needs of Harvard Library collections. The incumbent's role includes developing new projects and participating in multi-institutional pilot initiatives such as the Linked Data for Libraries project and the PCC ISNI pilot.

Information and Technical Services<http://library.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/images/Harvard%20Library_Held%20in%20Common%20Functions_Org%20Charts%20for%20ITS-%20Scott%20Wicks.pdf> (ITS) actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

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The position will remain posted until filled. However, applications will be reviewed beginning October 30, 2017.

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