[IUG] Georgetown law Library Position Opening
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HEAD OF CATALOGING AND METADATA SERVICES
Georgetown University Law Library
Manages the Law Library’s Cataloging and Metadata Services Department,
which is responsible for providing intellectual access to material owned
or accessed by the library.
Supervises a staff of 1 other professional, 5 paraprofessionals and 1
assistant; reports to the Associate Law Librarian for Collection Services.
The Department catalogs material in all formats; provides name, series
and subject authority control and database maintenance; maintains
holdings in a TDNet e-journal access system; provides metadata for
digital projects; and prepares materials for the shelf. The library has
the Innovative Interfaces Millennium modules for its integrated library
system and cataloging is done on OCLC. The library is a Library of
Congress NACO participant.
Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; 3 years
of experience in cataloging work; experience using a bibliographic
utility (preferably OCLC) and an integrated library system (preferably
Innovative’s Millennium); mastery of traditional cataloging rules,
standards and practices; willingness to explore and apply metadata
schemes to organize and provide access to digital collections; ability
to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing
environment; commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and
responsiveness to clients.
Preferred: Knowledge of legal materials and experience classifying them
in the LC classification system; knowledge of foreign languages;
knowledge of emerging technologies; supervisory experience.
Supervise 1 librarian and 6 support staff members plus student
assistants, hire and train staff, conduct performance reviews and
provide regular feedback, and direct the work of the department to
accomplish its tasks. Regulate workflow and work loads. Create a
positive work environment.
Administer operations for original and copy cataloging of print,
non-print, and electronic monographs and serials, for database
maintenance, and for preparing materials for the shelf. Develop and
implement departmental policies and procedures.
Together with the Associate Law Librarian for Collection Services, set
priorities, allocate resources, and develop plans. Working also with the
Millennium System Manager, Patron Services librarians, and Electronic
Resources and Services staff, develop policies and practices to enhance
the online catalog and to carry out other initiatives that provide
access to digital materials.
Participate in library committees and forums. Engage in work with staff
of other departments, demonstrating collaboration and teamwork.
Expected performance includes active participation in the intellectual
life and administrative activities of the Law Center as well as the
fulfillment of the responsibilities of the position in a superior
manner, demonstrating increasing knowledge, effectiveness and where
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
For more information about the Library, please visit the Library’s
website at www.ll.georgetown.edu
To apply, send a resume and the names of three references to
libraryjobs at law dot georgetown dot edu or by mail to Margaret A. Fry, Associate
Librarian for Administration, Georgetown University Law Library, 111 G
Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001
Review of applications will begin February 20, 2006 and will continue
until the position is filled.
Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.