[Eril-l] Job Posting: Head of Resource Description at Duke University Libraries

William Hanley III william.hanley at duke.edu
Fri Mar 19 09:09:47 PDT 2021

Dear colleagues,

I am reaching out to make you aware of recruitment for the Head of Resource Description vacancy in the Duke University Libraries Technical Services Division.  The position reports to Dracine Hodges, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, and is a member of the division's leadership team.  Below is a brief summary of the role.  I would be happy to answer questions or put you in touch with staff to learn more about working at Duke or living in the Triangle region.

The Head of Resource Description provides strategic direction and operational management of bibliographic metadata and cataloging infrastructure, policies, and practices.  You will direct Resource Description production of MARC metadata at all levels, in all formats, and languages reflected in Duke University Libraries' (DUL) collections strategy.  You will lead change initiatives in response to emerging data models (RDF, BIBFRAME, Linked Data), to enhance user-centered resource discovery, and transitions driven by technological innovation (e.g. FOLIO, SHARE-VDE).  Learn more here:


Priority will be given to applications received by March 22, 2021; however, all applications will be reviewed.  Please feel free to share this information.

Thank you,
Will Hanley
Electronic Resources Management Specialist
Continuing Resource Acquisitions Department
Duke University Libraries
Smith Warehouse, Bay 9
email:  william.hanley at duke.edu<mailto:william.hanley at duke.edu>
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