United States, North America
May 06, 2014
KELVIN SMITH LIBRARY, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY TEAM LEADER FOR ACQUISITIONS AND METADATA DESCRIPTION. Case Western Reserve University seeks an energetic, creative and collaborative professional for the position of Team Leader for Acquisitions and Metadata, reporting to the Associate Director for Academic Engagements Services. The incumbent will be responsible for overall supervision of the library's acquisitions of materials in all formats and metadata operations, including traditional library cataloging and creation of metadata for digital objects, including manipulation and loading of files of vendor-supplied records. The incumbent will plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in collaboration with library management. The incumbent will provide training, evaluation, and supervision of team staff. The team leader will ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. The successful candidate will research and implement best practices for batch and automated cataloging and acquisitions, maximizing library personnel resources for more human-intensive activities. In addition to management and administrative duties, the incumbent will perform original cataloging as needed. The successful candidate should stay abreast of national trends and new developments in cataloging, metadata and acquisitions, and network with research services, collection development, and other library professionals within the library as well as outside the University. The incumbent will also create and implement assessment methods for the work of the team, and perform other related duties as assigned, including participation in the library’s Personal Librarian program. Professional contributions beyond the basic requirements of the job—publications, active participation in University and professional organizations, and other research activities—are required for advancement within the Librarian broadband program. Candidates must show evidence of such contribution. ENVIRONMENT. The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI. Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services. Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,400 undergraduates and 5,650 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,055. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. SALARY. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. APPLICATION PROCESS. The full job description and application information are available at