KARMS Metadata Production & Management Supervisor - New York University

Posted on July 25, 2017


Supervise the Division of Libraries Metadata Production & Management (MP&M) Department’s routine activities. Develop, implement, analyze, and document Department’s processes and workflows. Establish priorities, review work for accuracy, troubleshoot and resolve problems. Monitor and evaluate the quality of vendor supplied bibliographic records. Keep departmental staff informed of the unit, departmental, and library- wide activities. Conduct regular reviews with departmental staff, oversee staff development and establish working goals for individual staff. Serve as a resource for branch and consortium libraries and global sites on metadata processing matters. In consultation with KARMS department heads, assist with the development and implementation of KARMS policies and procedures.


Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education: M.L.S. from an ALA accredited-institution

Required Experience: 3 years of performing unrevised original cataloging across all formats in the majority of Western European languages in an academic library, including responsibility for interactions with librarians, technologists, and managers across departments and affiliated institutions.

Preferred Experience: Training and supervision of various levels of staff

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with and motivate a large, diverse staff. Knowledge of standard office software (Microsoft Office, Google Apps) and expert knowledge of the OCLC Connexion Client. Knowledge of Library of Congress policies, and Library of Congress online resources, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, Classification Web, and Cataloger’s Desktop. Have expert knowledge of AACR2 and Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging codes and RDA Toolkit navigation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Familiarity with Authority Control, and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) MARC standards, expertise with presentation and statistical software programs, and mastery of Special Collections cataloging of rare and unique materials.

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