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Coordinator of Cataloging & Metadata & Assistant or Associate Professor (1 position)

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Info Acquisition & Organization - 240120
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton Libraries are looking for librarians who want to work at a place where colleagues can partner easily across the campus while still enjoying the size and resources of a comprehensive university. Consisting of Roesch Library, Marian Library, and University Archives and Special Collections, the UD Libraries ​form an academic focal point, enriching the intellectual and cultural life at and beyond the University.​ Our faculty and staff are recognized for seamlessly connecting information and services to users, contributing to the educational mission, and preserving the history of the University of Dayton. Roesch Library recently ​underwent a significant renovation designed to meet present and future needs with an emphasis on student preferences, technology, inclusion, and welcome.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Coordinator of Cataloging & Metadata
The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional to serve as Coordinator of Cataloging and Metadata. Reporting to the Director of Collections Strategies and Services, the successful candidate will coordinate and manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of metadata (MARC and non-MARC) workflows that support the discovery and curation of the Libraries collections, including both print and digital content, across all divisions of the University Libraries.


- Coordinates metadata creation, transformation, remediation, and maintenance (both MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats and for diverse collections across the University Libraries.
- Coordinates and manages the development and implementation of metadata strategies for University Libraries’ digital content.
- Supervises, trains, and provides guidance to library staff performing cataloging/metadata activities in the division (currently 2 FTE).
- Maintains a working knowledge of existing and emerging metadata standards, tools, and best practices, as well as developments in interoperability, with a focus on standards such as Dublin Core, BIBFRAME, and MARCXML.
- Plays a pivotal role in projects that include data migration, reformatting or repurposing, and choosing appropriate metadata mappings and tools.
- Works closely with colleagues across the Libraries to develop policies, workflows, and best practices for digital content curation, maintenance, preservation, and access.
- Creates, maintains, develops, implements, and extends the Libraries’ metadata profiles.
Serves as an expert resource for cataloging and metadata activities, including best practices for creating non-MARC metadata, for the Libraries.
- Provides and oversees enhanced and original cataloging in a MARC-based environment according to local, consortial, and national standards, such as RDA, LC-PCC Policy Statements and PCC guidelines.
- Oversees authority control activities and contributes to the national authority file through NACO and SACO.
- Collaborates with state-wide consortium to focus on metadata as it relates to integration between shared systems and local systems, authority work, database integrity and impact of displays and searching of metadata on end users in shared or integrated systems by serving on the OhioLINK Database Improvement and Discoverability Policy Team.
- Serves on current and emerging cross-divisional teams within the Libraries, such as the eCommons Team, Digital Preservation Team, etc., as appropriate.
- Serves as collection liaison to assigned departments.
- Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues.
- Serves on various library, University, and professional committees.

Compensation and Rank
This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate rank. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available for candidates who live outside the region. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year. The University offers educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as free and discounted admission to many athletic, arts, and scholarly events. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians. The position is anticipated to start September 1, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Completion of at least 33 credit hours of an ALA-accredited MLS program at the time of application with expected graduation date by August 2021.
- Previous experience in library cataloging, metadata, or related technical services activities.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service.

In addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, appointment at the rank of associate professor must meet the University Libraries’ requirements for promotion: five or more years of professional library experience; evidence of excellent professional achievement; and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

We recognize that candidates may not possess all of the preferred qualifications, however​, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following, and we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills:

-MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of RDA, LCC, LCSH, and MARC formats and standards.
- Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records in accordance with PCC standards, e.g., BIBCO, NACO, and SACO.
- Experience with Archive-It, Digital Commons, Omeka, or other web archiving, institutional repository and/or digital exhibit platforms.
- Experience with one or more of the following XML-based standards: Dublin Core, EAD, MARCXML, OAI-PMH, VRA Core, MODS, METS, and PREMIS.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement projects, workflows, and services.
- Supervisory or team leadership experience.
- Working knowledge of Sierra ILS.
- Working knowledge of OCLC products and services.
- Awareness of critical concerns in the field, including bias in resource description and access practices.
- Familiarity with linked data principles and BIBFRAME.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills.
- Successful experience working in a dynamic and changing environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team with faculty, staff, and a growing culturally diverse campus population.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
- Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist educational values.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how the candidate meets each of the required qualifications, any of the preferred qualifications, and include a brief statement of the research area they would like to pursue as they advance toward tenure and/or promotion. Please provide contact information for three references who will be contacted if applicants are selected for an interview. For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, please submit a copy of an unofficial transcript.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST April 28, 2021.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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