Catalog Data Realignment Proj. Manager (equivalent to a Visiting Assistant Prof)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Job Location: Nevada
Date Created: 07-13-2022
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Catalog Data Realignment Project Manager (equivalent to a Visiting Assistant Professor), UNLV University Libraries [R0131542]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest-growing universities. University Libraries comprises the Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.
The Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery (CAD) Division is comprised of three departments (Discovery Services, Collections, Interlibrary Loan, & Acquisitions, and Scholarly Communication and Data Services). CAD supports the University and Libraries' teaching, research and community engagement missions by acquiring, organizing, maintaining and making discoverable all needed and relevant materials, regardless of format and ownership, and developing tools aligned with the Libraries’ role as a partner in research and scholarly communication.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries' values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity
. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page
for a full listing.
ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Head of Discovery Services, the Catalog Data Realignment Project Manager will supervise a temporary donor-funded effort to address multiple data integrity issues in the UNLV Libraries catalog. In addressing these issues, the project will improve discovery and access to library collections, support accurate reporting of bibliographic information, allow for increased interoperability with external systems, and reduce obstructions currently affecting day-to-day workflows.
The Project Manager will work with the Head of Discovery Services and other colleagues in the Libraries to establish priorities and timelines for addressing the identified data issues within the two-year project window. The Project Manager will have a lead role establishing processes and workflows within the project with supporting documentation. To staff the project, the Project Manager will supervise, hire and train up to four temporary part-time employees, assigning tasks and overseeing their work with a focus on quality and timeliness.
This position may be eligible for a flexible work arrangement in accordance with the UNLV Flexible Work Policy and is evaluated on a case by case basis.
VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY
Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy
, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage
This position requires an earned Master's Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.
- Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
- MARC-based cataloging experience using a bibliographic utility such as OCLC WorldCat and software such as OCLC Connexion.
- Working knowledge of cataloging practices and standards across multiple formats of materials.
- Experience performing database maintenance tasks such as correcting incorrect or outdated catalog metadata, and reconciling or remediating catalog metadata to meet standards.
- Aptitude for complex, analytical, and technical work with an attention to detail.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
- Ability to successfully supervise and train staff.
- Experience with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery layer.
- Prior experience working with serials or government documents.
- Prior experience hiring and evaluating staff.
This is a temporary, non-tenure-track, full-time visiting faculty appointment. The salary is $65,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon the labor market. The position is contingent upon funding.
In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives an annual allotment for professional development activities. Residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on August 1, 2022
. Materials should be addressed to Catalog Data Realignment Project Manager Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday
, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Libraries Human Resources at (702) 895-2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <“R0131542”>
in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document
is available online.
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: email@example.com, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX
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