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Manager of Serials Cataloging, Harvard Library, (Cambridge, MA)

Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Creation (MC) and as a member of the MC Managers team with a dotted line relationship to the Head of E-Resources and Serials, the Manager of Serials Cataloging facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by ensuring the creation and maintenance of discovery metadata for library content in multiple languages and formats, with a focus on serials.  

The Manager of Serials Cataloging will lead and manage a unit of professional catalogers, metadata specialists and support staff engaged in creating metadata for materials primarily in the serials format, both print and electronic, and in all languages.  This position works collaboratively with managers throughout ITS to develop department-wide strategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices in the Harvard Library. This position takes the lead in formulating and disseminating Harvard Library policies and procedures related to serials cataloging. The incumbent will also support and direct all CONSER activities at Harvard, including serving as Harvard’s CONSER representative and actively participating in CONSER initiatives. The incumbent engages staff in adopting innovative metadata practices and helps guide ITS’s strategy to reframe and expand existing skills and extend staffing flexibility to meet the long-term discovery needs of Harvard Library collections.  

Information and Technical Services (ITS) actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library. 

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