• Full Time
  • Miami, Fl
  • rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience. Range: $60-70k USD / Year

Website Florida International University

Location Name: Florida International University
County: Miami-Dade
Region: Southeast Florida
Address: 11200 S.W. 8th Street
City: MiamiZipcode: 33199
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

About FIU

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Job Information

Florida International University Libraries seeks a forward-thinking professional to join the library leadership team. This position provides leadership and strategic vision and direction to the Department of Cataloging and Metadata Services for integrating emerging cataloging and metadata practices and standards including linked data and FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) into the existing practices. The Chair will lead and manage the department to achieve the departmental goals, establish policies and procedures to maximize resource discoverability of collections in all material formats, provide initiatives to ensure organizational effectiveness and talent development, and collaborate with library departments, Law Library, Medical Library and Wolfsonian Museum to support the libraries priorities.

 

This is a non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services. The department catalogs and creates metadata for all types of materials including special collections, university archives, sound & image resources, GIS, and government information. The successful candidate will be a forward-thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the 21st-century librarianship and the impact of cataloging and metadata on expanding resource discovery for library users. This position will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to  meet library-wide criteria for promotion.

 

Responsibilities:  

 

  • Leads cataloging and metadata services operations by setting crystal clear goals in consistency with the University Libraries’ strategic objectives; coordinates communications related to department activities; regularly measures outputs through monthly statistical reports and other metrics; and routinely evaluates projects and initiatives.
  • Directs the work of the unit comprising 11 personnel, including evaluating the department’s operational effectiveness through periodic reports, annual performance evaluations, staff development, and gathers feedback from other library departments and library users.
  • Cultivates a collaborative approach to achieving the department’s goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate, enhance, and assess discoverability of the collections in all material formats in accordance with library priorities.
  • Provides leadership in cataloging and metadata standards and services, promotes emerging digital information environments, and advances access to materials through emerging technology and practices, and data analytics.
  • Leads the department’s support of digitization projects. Ensures that workflows and projects produce appropriate metadata schemes, creates and revises metadata for digital products, derives metadata from authoritative bibliographic tools and sources, across a broad range of material (manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, datasets, audio and video material, prints and drawings, rare books, and archival material) to support the Libraries’ digitization initiatives.
  • Researches, analyzes and integrates cataloging trends in information and department management.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development  

 

  • Maintains active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related organizations. Professional activity and leadership are expected in identifying and discussing cataloging, metadata, and discovery issues with colleagues throughout the world.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with promotion criteria.
Education/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:  

  • Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited program in Library and Information Studies.
  • Minimum five years of supervisory experience in cataloging or metadata services.
  • Experience leading teams and fostering continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage, motivate and coach staff.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with current and emerging cataloging rules and standards.
  • Expertise necessary to enhance the discoverability of information resources, including the use of machine-assisted indexing and metadata enhancement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digitization practices related to cataloging.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill as well as interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Familiarity with the linked data environment, including emerging library initiatives (e.g.
    BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, French, or Portuguese.
  • Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records using national PCC standards or other programs for descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata.
  • Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Experience working in an environment advancing digital initiatives.
Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Gricel Dominguez
Contact Email: gdoming@fiu.edu
Contact Phone: 305-919-5719
How to Apply / Instructions:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 528357 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Review will continue until position is filled.

 

How To Apply: Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply: Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.