Job Posting – State Library of North Carolina

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Position: Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services Branch (Library Supervisor)
Location: NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, State Library, Government & Heritage Library, Raleigh, NC
Vacancy Number: 60083844, Competency Level: J, Salary Grade Equivalent: 74
Salary Range: $39673 – $86341
Hiring Range: $39673 – $54692
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Posting Date: 06/16/2010
Closing Date: 07/07/2010
Re-posting of position. Previous applicants need not re-apply applications are still being considered.

Description of Work
This position manages staff and operations of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Branch in the State Library s Government & Heritage Library (GHL) and provides leadership for cataloging and metadata- related activities. Performs complex cataloging; trains and mentors cataloging staff; coordinates metadata record creation; oversees maintenance of controlled vocabularies and NC authorities; and manages quality control of MARC and Dublin Core records in Voyager and CONTENTdm. Actively participates and lends cataloging knowledge and expertise to collaborative, cross-functional library planning & decision-making related to the development, selection, and implementation of cataloging & metadata rules, standards, & practices; ILS changes; access interfaces for GHL OPAC and CONTENTdm; metadata crosswalks; cataloging & metadata workflows/procedures; NC authorities; & unified access to print & digital resources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of library science practices related to cataloging, metadata, library systems, and user access; current & emergent cataloging/metadata rules (AACR2, FRBR, RDA), practices, and standards (MARC, Dublin Core); Dewey/LC classification; LCSH; proprietary & open source ILS options; LC/OCLC cataloging tools; database reports; and digital content management system & collections. Demonstrated ability to provide vision for cataloging & metadata services; formulate, communicate, & implement cataloging strategies to maximize user access to GHL collections; lead & manage change; and work collaboratively in a cross-functional dynamic team environment. Strong skills & ability to perform & review original cataloging; write procedures, develop workflows, and train staff; assess ILS options & cataloging rule changes; pursue grant funding; and maintain connections within the profession to keep up with trends, developments, and changes in cataloging and metadata rules and practices.

Training and Experience Requirements
Master s degree in library and information science or a related discipline and three years of professional librarian experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina. Previous applicants need not re-apply applications are still being considered. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
All applicants must complete and submit a State of North Carolina Employment Application (PD-107) to the Department of Cultural Resources (DCR), Human Resources Division (HR). To obtain an application, please link to The application pages must be signed. A separate application is required for each position and location for which you are applying. Applicants seeking Veteran reference must submit either a copy of DD Form 214 or Discharge Orders along with the application. A resume in lieu of the required state application will not be accepted. Place the position number and job title for which applying in the Job Applied section on the application. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Applications can be mailed to DCR HR Division, 4603 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-4603 or if desired can be hand delivered to 109 E. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601. Applications must be received in the DCR HR Division by 5:00 pm on the closing date of the position announcement. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. Contact Phone Number is 919-807-7373. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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