Monday, March 10, 2008

Head of Acquisitions and Metadata Services

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Position: Head of Acquisitions and Metadata Services
Reports to: Dean of Libraries

Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries seek an innovative and dynamic librarian with strong leadership and managerial skills for the position of Head of Acquisitions and Metadata Services. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position manages a department of seven librarians (direct supervision) and nine support staff; sets policy for monographic acquisitions and cataloging, metadata creation, authority control, database maintenance and physical processing of library materials; responds to and anticipates user needs; plans for future activities and projects in accordance with new developments in resource discovery; serves as a member of Administrative Council, and collaborates with colleagues in library-wide planning, budgeting and policy development.

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 300 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

  • Masters' degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school
  • A minimum five years of managerial experience in technical services in an academic or research library
  • Knowledge of standards, trends, and best practices in acquisitions and cataloging of all formats except serials and metadata creation for digital collections
  • Experience supervising full time staff
  • Experience with integrated library systems and cataloging modules
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience with planning
  • Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of staff within the Library, the University and in collaborative initiatives with other institutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
  • Commitment to diversity
  • Record of professional activity in areas related to position responsibilities


  • Experience supervising professional staff
  • Experience with integrated library systems acquisitions modules
  • Experience with managing digital projects

Appointment will be made at the Associate or full Librarian rank

For full consideration, submit application online by May 2, 2008 to the University’s application site:

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