Cataloging Unit Head
Georgia Institute of Technology

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

 * 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

 * Perform authority


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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