The Head, Metadata & Cataloguing Services provides vision and leadership, strategic planning and management for all of the operational activities of the Metadata & Cataloguing Services department including the Holdings Maintenance and Inventory Control unit and the Cataloguing & Metadata unit. The Head works collaboratively to lead the development of metadata services in evolving digital and physical environments.
The Head represents the Waterloo cataloguing and metadata function within the Tri-University Group of Libraries (TUG) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and works with these partners on cataloguing and metadata policy development.
The Head works closely with Library managers, committees, and others as appropriate to advance the Library’s strategic directions and to assess and evaluate existing and new cataloguing and metadata projects and services. Library managers provide key leadership for the Library and lead projects and initiatives as related to areas of responsibility and expertise
As a member of the Library Managers Group:
As Head, Metadata & Cataloguing Services:
Work collaboratively with the Holdings Maintenance and Inventory Control unit and other departments to coordinate the withdrawal bulletin process
In collaboration with Digital Initiatives, advises on metadata workflow and workload issues for the digital object metadata work that supports the University of Waterloo Library’s digital repositories, campus Digital Access Management (DAM) projects that the Library is involved with and other campus projects as they arise
Serves as the Waterloo lead on TUG and OCUL cataloguing and metadata policy and procedures
In close collaboration with other Library departments, ensures the development of cataloguing and metadata services through all stages of the collection lifecycle from selection to de-selection
In close collaboration with the Head, Collection Development, creates workflows to ensures access to electronic collections and keep track of vendor performance
Participates on specialized teams or working groups to support the unique needs and strategic goals of the University, for example participation in grant-funded projects as a metadata specialist