[Eril-l] Job Posting: Head of Metadata & Collection Management, University of San Francisco

Sherise S Kimura kimura at usfca.edu
Mon Dec 13 09:15:53 PST 2021

Hi everyone,

The University of San Francisco is hiring for a Head of Metadata &
Collection Management

Please contact Erika Johnson (eljohnson5 at usfca.edu), search committee
chair, if you have any questions.


The University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning
Resource Center seeks an engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual
for Head of Metadata & Collection Management. As a member of the library
leadership team, this individual will advance the library’s efforts to
transform and improve the management and discovery of our collections. The
position oversees the functions of acquisitions, periodicals, cataloging
and metadata, with a focus on demonstrating the impact of library
collections and meeting the needs of our diverse students and faculty. The
library has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and seeks
candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and
inclusive community.

Full Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collection Services, the Head of
Metadata & Collection Management leads a team of 6.0 FTE staff and
librarians in acquisitions and cataloging functions ensuring that library
information resources are rapidly and accurately ordered, received,
processed, and described in the library’s catalog and discovery interfaces.
This position will also work closely with library liaisons in their
collection development activities.

In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Collection Services, the
incumbent develops policies and provides leadership for collection
management activities including selection, deselection, and assessment of
resources in all formats and subjects of the general library collection;
monitors acquisitions expenditures; reviews collections data to determine
how well our collections represent diverse cultures and perspectives and
serve the needs of diverse campus communities and constituents in alignment
with our Collection Development Diversity Statement and other strategic

Additional duties include: reviewing and evaluating workflows and work
assignments with an eye toward increasing efficiencies and better
supporting students and faculty; developing, coordinating, and implementing
bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS (III Sierra),
Discovery (EBSCO EDS), and digital repository systems (ContentDM and
Digital Commons); hiring and training staff and librarians; collecting and
analyzing data and statistics related to the collection; performing
original and copy cataloging; participating in local and national
professional organizations; service to the USF community; and other duties
as assigned. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Librarians are part
of the USF Faculty Association (USFFA), an AFT collective bargaining unit.
Appointment is at the Associate Librarian level.

Requirements  ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree; demonstrated acquisitions,
cataloging, and/or metadata creation/management operations experience;
ability to analyze workflows and implement service improvements in light of
local and national library trends; outstanding interpersonal, written and
oral communications skills; experience using spreadsheets and other data
analysis tools; evidence of successful and creative supervision of staff
and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading
transformational change; strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the
ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and
staff from diverse backgrounds; ability to work within a collaborative
environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate.

Preferred Experience: Five or more years related experience in
acquisitions, cataloging, and/or inclusive collection development and
management within an academic library setting. Experience with creating
collection development and management policies and strategies. Experience
working with library vendors and negotiating license agreements. Knowledge
of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development and
assessment. Ability to perform data analysis and use data to make
evidence-based decisions. Working knowledge of national cataloging
protocols and current cataloging best practices; knowledge of other
metadata standards (Dublin Core, MODS) and tools to transform and/or
crosswalk metadata. Demonstrated experience or interest in working with
diverse groups, cultural humility and ability to support the advancement of
DEI initiatives.

Sherise Kimura
Head of Electronic Resources & Systems
Gleeson Library/Geschke Center
University of San Francisco
kimura at usfca.edu
*Pronouns: she/her/hers *
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