New York University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Knowledge Access. The ideal candidate will provide strategic direction and leadership, both within the Knowledge Access Department and throughout the Division of Libraries, for the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata infrastructure, policies, and practices. The Head will actively lead a strategic re-design of library metadata services that promotes innovation in support of NYU's teaching and research mission. To this end, the Head will direct major change initiatives in response to evolving user demands, technological innovation, and emerging data models (RDF, BibFrame, Linked Data).
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services, the Head, Knowledge Access is responsible for all operational areas of the Knowledge Access Department, including establishing metadata policies, strategies, and best practices, overseeing resource allocation, and conducting assessment. This position administers metadata services for the Libraries, directs database and discovery systems quality management, and leads the outreach and development of internal and external partnerships related to metadata services. The Head provides leadership and administrative oversight for 25 professional and paraprofessional staff and directs the assignments of staff responsible for metadata creation transformation, remediation, and maintenance (both MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats and for all collections. Specific duties include:
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Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.
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