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Dartmouth College Library – Head of Metadata Services and Strategies, (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth Library is seeking a Head of Metadata Services and Strategies to provide forward-thinking leadership to the department responsible for original and copy cataloging, authority control, and development of standards and policy for bibliographic control. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Collections and Content Strategies, the Head of Metadata Services and Strategies will lead the department with a user-centered mindset in the creation and ingestion of metadata that aids in the discoverability of information resources held locally and globally as well as exploring new practices to expand discoverability. Partnering with metadata stakeholders across the Library, this role sets appropriate levels of description related to collections and develops and leads metadata initiatives.  

Contact: [email protected]

Salary Range: $85,000 – $99,000

Dartmouth Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

How to Apply

Position description:

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among

the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to

supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and

faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck

School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate

and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of

about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries

Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust,

CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong

commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race,

color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or

expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.