How to Become a Head Cataloging Librarian

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Head Cataloging Librarian

What does a Head Cataloging Librarian do?

A Head Cataloging Librarian develops cataloging policies and procedures and implements improvement. Manages staff and student assistants in all formats cataloging following updated workflows. Being a Head Cataloging Librarian creates metadata schema to ensure efficient workflow for metadata projects. Typically requires a master's degree. Additionally, Head Cataloging Librarian typically reports to top management. The Head Cataloging Librarian manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Head Cataloging Librarian typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.

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Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections.

01/16/2020: Spartanburg, SC

Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and digital collections.

11/29/2019: Moline, IL

The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Service will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards to promotion and tenure.

12/24/2019: San Francisco, CA

As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties.

12/04/2019: Knoxville, TN

Head of the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian.

02/05/2020: Boulder, CO
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Head Cataloging Librarian

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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Head Cataloging Librarian

Best colleges and universities for Head Cataloging Librarian

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Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Head Cataloging Librarian

Is being a Head Cataloging Librarian Worth it?

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Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections.

12/31/2019: Saint Louis, MO

Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and digital collections.

01/21/2020: Monterey, CA

The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Service will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards to promotion and tenure.

01/11/2020: Akron, OH

Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic cataloging and metadata vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.

12/18/2019: Tacoma, WA

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, Cook Music Library, the librarian will serve as head music cataloger and will catalog books, scores, and recordings, as well as other materials in various languages and formats.

01/29/2020: Rockford, IL
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Head Cataloging Librarian

What skills do you need to be a Head Cataloging Librarian?

Due to the management level associted with this job, many skills are required to being successful and ensuring the success of your team.  It is necessary to be able to excel with: Document Archiving, Licensing Management, Project Management, Information Curation, Cataloging Schemas, Rules and Systems, Create Metadata Records, Library Cataloging, Metadata Standards, Cataloging Special Collections.  For management positions, some skills may come as a no brainer, for this role those would be: Library Management Software.  As you can tell, it is no easy feat to be a manager, and the skills required reflect that.

People's Opinions on Head Cataloging Librarian skills

Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections.

02/11/2020: Corpus Christi, TX

Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and digital collections.

01/17/2020: Saint Paul, MN

Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff.

01/10/2020: Anchorage, AK

Works with subject experts, cataloging staff and/or students to create records for digitized/digital materials.

01/28/2020: Savannah, GA

Maintains a current knowledge of national and international developments and trends in cataloging, classification and subject analysis, metadata, bibliographic and authority control, and automation of cataloging functions.

11/30/2019: Stamford, CT
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Step 6: View average salary for Head Cataloging Librarian

How much does a Head Cataloging Librarian make?

The average salary range for a Head Cataloging Librarian is from $60,460 to $89,513. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Head Cataloging Librarian
$60,460 to $89,513

Step 7: Find relevant Head Cataloging Librarian jobs, and apply.

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