Cataloging Unit Head

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Created: April 30, 2014


The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative professional to join the Collection Acquisitions & Management team of the Georgia Tech Library. Georgia Institute of Technology is situated on an attractive 400-acre campus in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city. The Institute is a major public research university with premier programs in science, engineering, management, and other disciplines with an enrollment of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Institute memberships include the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University System of Georgia, and the Georgia Research Alliance.

The Georgia Tech Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. Its facilities include the Price Gilbert Memorial Library with an adjoining Crosland Tower, the Architecture Library, and the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. Clough Commons opened in 2011, is dedicated to student academic enrichment and innovative learning opportunities and is managed by the Library. The Library and Learning Excellence staff consists of more than 150 FTE faculty, academic professionals, and staff.

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collaborative, customer-oriented and innovative librarian to take the lead role in cataloging and metadata initiatives for the Library. The Collection Acquisitions & Management Department consists of four professional librarians and eleven support staff divided into an Acquisitions Unit, an Electronic Resources Unit and a Cataloging Unit. Reporting to the Head, Collection Acquisitions & Management, the Cataloging Unit Head supervises approximately five support staff. This Head provides leadership, training and expertise in cataloging in a variety of metadata schemas for resources in all formats. Additionally, the Head works collaboratively with the other Units in the Department as well as with others outside the Department. The librarian in this position must participate actively in professional and scholarly activities including Library, Institute and professional committees, research and publication.

        * Manage and supervise the ongoing work of the Cataloging Unit including original cataloging, copy cataloging, physical processing, batch loading, and database maintenance
        * Develop and implement procedures for new projects such as relocating materials to remote facilities, creating or acquiring records for materials digitized in house, retrospective conversions, properly preparing records for the ASERL Cooperative Journal Retention and the Collaborative Federal Depository Program projects, etc.
        * Solve catalog-related problems, keeping the customer experience as the most important consideration
        * Provide leadership in pursuing new opportunities for resource management, access and discovery (the VuFind front end, EBSCO Discovery Service, MARCit! Service and Worldcat Collection Sets are a few such tools currently in use)
        * Serve as the lead in exploring innovative tools and methods in streamlining processes
        * Work closely with Collection Development, Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation Services, Information Technology & Development, Emory University Libraries and other partners involved in joint projects
        * Provide original cataloging
        * Perform authority control


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or equivalent advanced degree. A minimum of two years post-MLS or paraprofessional cataloging experience in an academic, public or special library utilizing current cataloging rules and MARC formats. Experience with an ILS and a national bibliographic utility. Effective leadership skills. Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills. A commitment to professional development. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional working groups as well as independently as needed.

Desired: Five years or more of related experience; Knowledge of RDA, MarcEdit, OCLC Connection, Voyager, Access, authority control, batch processing techniques; supervisory experience

Salary & Benefits:
Appointments will be made at the Librarian I (entry-level) or Librarian II level, based on qualifications and experience.  Minimum salary for Librarian I is $50,000. Librarians are members of the General Faculty and are non-tenured. The benefits package includes 21 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, health/dental insurance options, and retirement options including TIAA/CREF. Visit the Georgia Tech Human Resources website to learn more about the benefits package.

Application Process:
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates are urged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the United States. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of 5 references to:

Donna Riley
Administrative Professional Senior

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