Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New
Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown
facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing
education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New
Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States
accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET and the Management
program is accredited by AACSB. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-
five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from
nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North
America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional
experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access
to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits
including housing, annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age
The American University in Cairo Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT) is
seeking an innovative and experienced Head, Cataloging to help guide the
Library's Cataloging/Metadata Department in designing, implementing, and
assessing a wide range of processes to provide access to the Library's
scholarly resources in all formats.
Working closely with and reporting to the Director for Collections, the Head,
Cataloging/Metadata will play a key role in implementing the strategic vision
of the cataloging department. The Head of Cataloging/Metadata will be
responsible for the implementation of RDA and leads in local implementation of
changes in national standards, rules, and best practices. Position will
evaluate and make recommendations for web interface improvements in close
collaboration with Automated System and Research and Information Services.
Through the management of and quality control in the Cataloging/Metadata
Department, sets priorities, allocates resources, and develops plans, policies
and practices within the department and designs and develops new workflows in
all areas of library resource materials along with department heads.
The candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS, or international equivalent; at
least five years' in academic library technical services and familiarity with
the cataloging and associated modules of the Innovative Millennium integrated
library system. Knowledge of relevant cataloging standards and guidelines
(RDA, AACRII, MARC 21 formats, LC classification, LCSH bibliographic and
authority formats, Dublin Core, MODS); working knowledge of bibliographic
utilities and familiarity with authority and database enrichment vendors.
Professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas,
standards, best practices, and their applications such as Dublin Core and EAD.
A second Masters degree, working knowledge of other languages, and experience
in a multicultural environment are highly desirable but not mandatory.
This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor.
The position will remain open until filled. Preferred starting date is
February 1, 2013.
Full description and requirements of the position are at
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed Personal Information
Form; d) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your
professional background sent directly to [log in to unmask]
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