Iowa State University Library seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking leader to 
oversee the Metadata Services Department. This position will lead the Library’s 
efforts to identify and develop metadata services while also overseeing and 
improving existing practices, workflows, and functions. Success in this 
position will require someone who is comfortable with trial and error, curious, 
enjoys risk, encourages innovative thinking, quickly adopts and abandons new 
approaches, and embraces failure. The Head of Metadata Services will 
collaborate extensively with metadata stakeholders inside and outside the 
Library, bringing technical expertise, vision, and an ability to identify and 
implement innovative metadata solutions that enhance the access and 
discoverability of digital assets. This will require an understanding of 
current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, models, 
applications, and initiatives. It will also require familiarity with 
information processing (programming) and emerging trends and best practices in 
automating manual tasks. Solid skills in personnel management and change 
management are essential, as is the ability to develop productive professional 
relationships. 

A Librarian III will demonstrate continued effectiveness in job performance 
through evidence of substantial knowledge, understanding, and skills in 
performing the duties of their position; demonstrate effective leadership in 
institutional service; perform effective supervisory duties as assigned; and 
continue to build body of scholarship in area(s) of interest or exhibits 
leadership in external professional activities. A Librarian IV will demonstrate 
excellence in job performance through evidence of substantial knowledge, 
understanding, and skills in performing the duties of their position; 
demonstrate excellent leadership in institutional service; perform excellent 
supervisory duties as assigned; and establish a positive national and/or 
international reputation through scholarship or leadership in external 
professional activities. 

Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. 
Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential 
to your success, and you’ll be working alongside us to achieve this goal. 
You’ll also need to embrace the Library’s core values, demonstrate 
collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant 
mission. 

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive 
biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion 
that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual 
identities of people, and diverse perspectives. 

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: 
https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number 80227P. 

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive 
biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion 
that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual 
identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad 
spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, 
sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, 
marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be 
discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal 
Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email 
eooff...@iastate.edu. 


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