$57,294 minimum salary at the Chair and Assistant University Librarian rank
$65,589 minimum salary at the Chair and Associate University Librarian rank
Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials
The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services. The department provides descriptions for and access to materials and resources held at the University of Florida in all formats and subjects, including unique and cultural heritage collections. The department actively supports innovations in the description of materials held by the Smathers Libraries. The chair collaborates with Digital Support Services (DSS) on building the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) and leads the Libraries in integrating linked open data applications such as BIBFRAME with existing practices.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Discovery, Digital Services and Shared Collections, the Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a tenure track library faculty position which provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for optimizing description and access to all library resources for all users. This includes awareness of emerging metadata standards and linked data technologies in academic library cataloging practices. The Chair leads the department in implementing best practices and coordinates ongoing development of departmental staff by encouraging a commitment to continual improvement. The Chair collaborates with departmental staff to achieve the department’s goals, establish policies and procedures to escalate discoverability of collections in all formats in accordance with library-wide priorities, and support the Smathers Libraries’ commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require wide consultation and delegation throughout the department and the Libraries. Additionally, this position is a key member of the Libraries’ management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations that are attentive to users’ experience.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and forward-thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the progressive nature of librarianship and the role of cataloging in enhancing discovery for library users. The Cataloging and Discovery Services department is active in the national and international cooperative cataloging initiatives of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) — BIBCO, NACO, SACO, and CONSER. Strong participation in these programs is expected to transform and advance the functions and impact of cataloging and discovery.
The Chair will incorporate diverse content and perspectives including experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, etc. in work activities to support the UF community and foster excellence in our diverse and global society.
The Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society.
The Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position, in the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department with primary responsibilities of providing leadership, strategic vision and direction for optimizing description and access to all library resources for all users. The successful candidate will engage in professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop the preferred skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences satisfy the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.
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Apply by September 16, 2021 and applications are being reviewed as received. Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition Requisition 76377. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, address inquiries to Bonnie Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: email@example.com.