Duke University, Duke University Libraries

Position ID:Duke-DUL-TLOC [#19201]
Position Title: Team Lead for Original Cataloging
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Library / Technical Services-Cataloging
Appl Deadline:2021/10/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/08/17, listed until 2021/10/11)
Position Description:    

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The Team Lead for Original Cataloging oversees in-house and vendor MARC-metadata creation and lifecycle in a variety of formats, languages, and subjects. Leading a team whose mission is promoting inclusive and timely discovery and access to Duke University Libraries collections, you will provide guidance, expertise, and data-driven benchmarks to achieve this mission. You will also contribute original cataloging and entity management within your areas of expertise.

Responsibilities • Plans, manages, and supervises the operation of the Original Cataloging Team, responsible for cataloging resources in a variety of formats, languages, and subject areas, and for normalizing and maintaining MARC metadata post-cataloging. • In close consultation with the Department Head defines and clarifies roles and responsibilities of team staff, setting clear expectations and standards. Ensures that staff develop skills and adapt to evolving metadata processes and inclusive description practices. Monitors and evaluates staff performance. Works to create an environment that promotes respect, trust, agency, and accountability. Serves on the Resource Description Management Team. • Provides leadership in and contributes to sustainable scaled workflows for electronic resource description and vendor cataloging for print resources; provides leadership in making efficient and innovative use of available tools and technologies relevant to enterprise level description workflows. • Provides consultation or performs liaison duties to help solve technical problems, interacts collaboratively on or leads projects, and exchanges information within and outside of Duke University Libraries Technical Services. • Collects, analyzes, and reports on metrics relevant to departmental goals; uses relevant metrics in making judgments and recommendations; identifies and uses trend information in planning. • Using inclusive description practices, provides original cataloging of monographs in all formats, subjects, and languages for which there is competence. This includes performing related research as necessary, to assign descriptive and subject access points and to contribute new and enhanced records within established guidelines. • Contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, including NACO, SACO, and BIBCO. This includes entity management through creation and enhancement of authority records and recommending new and changed Library of Congress Subject Headings, and authenticating bibliographic records to national standards. Performs related research as necessary. • Actively participates in planning and procedures relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advises on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections. • Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity. • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities • Supervises 7 employees (6.75 FTE)

Qualifications It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning, and a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience. In addition, managers and supervisors are expected to help develop a common vision by providing clear direction and priorities, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication. They are also expected to take the time to effectively plan and evaluate performance, provide feedback, recognition and coaching, and develop employees to achieve their personal and organizational goals.

Education: Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the conceptual, analytical, and interpersonal skills required to manage and lead a critical library program.

Experience: Required: Demonstrated strong leadership skills through progressively challenging work assignments; experience training catalogers; three years of original cataloging experience in an academic or research library; thorough knowledge of RDA, the LC-PCC Policy Statements, LC Subject Headings, LC classification, and MARC21; thorough knowledge of the NACO and BIBCO programs of the PCC; demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex cataloging issues and make policy decisions; experience with at least one bibliographic utility and local library system (OCLC and Aleph preferred); working knowledge of, or fluency in, a second language; demonstrated ability to apply analysis of metrics to workflow and process planning and reporting.

Preferred: Two years of supervisory experience; experience in planning for and implementing automated workflow solutions; experience in developing standards for bibliographic control of electronic resources; working knowledge of, or fluency in, Russian, Chinese, or Hebrew languages; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and dynamic team environment; project management experience with workflows; experience with web-based metadata technologies; advanced knowledge of the application of technology to bibliographic control.

Working Conditions • Normal office environment • Work will be performed onsite • Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible • Occasionally moves library materials weighing up to 30 pounds

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. This description is subject to change at any time.

Salary and Benefits Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience; the anticipated range is $63,000-$75,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Environment Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. We recognize that the workplace only truly flourishes with an active presence of different backgrounds and unique abilities. We value the unseen perspective, the unheard voice, and the unnoticed ideas. We hope to give a platform of growth and connection, where employees can be free to produce new ways of thinking to promote inclusion and respect for all. Duke University Libraries encourages an environment where shared goals are reached by exceptional individuals. Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

Application Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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Further Info:
365 Rubenstein Library
Box 90194
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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