POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Catalog Librarian (Univ. of Georgia Law Library) (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 14 Aug 2000 23:26 UTC

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Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 14:33:13 -0400
From: Wendy Moore <wemoore@arches.uga.edu>
Subject: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Catalog Librarian (Univ. of Georgia Law

Catalog Librarian (Univ. of Georgia Law Library)

        Please feel free to forward this announcement to individuals
who may be interested, or to other appropriate library job or
discussion lists.  We hope to interview in October with a start date in
January 2001.  The application deadline is Wednesday, September 27.


University of Georgia
School of Law
Alexander Campbell King Law Library

POSITION: Catalog Librarian


-  Planning and overseeing the tasks and workflow for the Cataloging

-  Collaborating with other Librarians and other Library Departments to
coordinate workflow and services.

-  Supervising and training Cataloging Department personnel (currently
3.5 FTE - 1 Assistant Catalog Librarian, 2 full-time Library
Assistants, and 1 part-time Library Assistant).

-  Original cataloging and classification in all formats on OCLC.
Complex copy-cataloging for bibliographically difficult materials.
Planning and implementing methods for providing access to electronic
resources, including monitoring metadata standards and services.

- Managing authority control processes.  Updating records for title and
classification changes.  Retrospective conversion of titles not found in
the catalog.  Maintaining and improving the quality of the records in
the catalog to ensure accurate information is being displayed to the

-  Serving as the primary Library liaison with INNOVATIVE Interfaces,
Inc.  Keeping aware of developments and features available with the
INNOVATIVE software.  Communicating developments and changes in the
system to the Library staff and providing training when appropriate.
Coordinating the maintenance of the database with others at the
Library.  Administering and monitoring the system functions of the
database.  Generating and keeping statistics from the database.

-  Participating in Library Meetings and Committees.  Keeping current
with relevant developments in your area of specialization.  Being
professionally active through library associations, professional
workshops and meetings at the local, state, regional, and/or national

-  Providing evening and weekend reference service in rotation with
eight other Librarians.

-  Other duties as assigned.

-  Reports to the Director of the Law Library.


        Candidates must possess: a cooperative, service-minded
attitude; effective interpersonal and communication skills; initiative
and creativity; enthusiasm for contributing to a collaborative
Technical Services and Library environment; interest in effecting
change in an automated environment; awareness of current developments
in cataloging; understanding of broad library issues; a commitment to
professional growth.
        Required: MLS from ALA accredited library school; relevant
experience in library; working knowledge of cataloging tools and
formats (e.g. AACR2, LC Classification, LCSH, LCRIs, CONSER, OCLC,
MARC); experience with authority control; experience with automated
library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces or Endeavor; basic
knowledge of metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core) and mark-up
languages (e.g. HTML, XML); bibliographic knowledge of at least one
language in addition to English.
        Desirable: familiarity with legal materials; experience in an
academic law library; demonstrated experience with the Innovative
Interfaces or Endeavor integrated library system; project management
experience; supervisory and leadership experience.


        Standard benefits package includes life, health, and disability
insurance; mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement
system (such as TIAA/CREF); 21 days annual leave; and 12 paid holidays.
Salary minimum: $34,000.  Adjustments may be made commensurate with
qualifications and experience.


        The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a small city
about 60 miles east of Atlanta.  The Alexander Campbell King Law
Library has a rich, established collection numbering more than 460,000
volumes and volume equivalents and strives to be state-of-the-art in
use of library and information technology.  The staff consists of ten
Librarians, four Computing Services Specialists, and 12 classified
personnel who serve a student body of approximately 650 JD and LLM
students and a law faculty of approximately 40 members.  The Law
Library oversees all computing services of the Law School, in addition
to delivering traditional library services.  More information about the
School of Law and Law Library is available at http://www.lawsch.uga.edu/


        The Law Library is committed to diversity in its staff.  All
qualified persons are encouraged to apply.  The University of Georgia
is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.  Send cover
letter, résumé, and names of three references to: Maureen Cahill, Chair
of the Search Committee and Reference/Collection Management Librarian,
University of Georgia, School of Law Library, Athens, GA 30602-6018 or
mcahill@arches.uga.edu.  Applications received by Wednesday, September
27, 2000, are assured of consideration.

Wendy Moore, Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
University of Georgia, School of Law Library
Athens GA 30602-6018
Voice: (706)542-5081
FAX: (706)542-5001
Email: wemoore@arches.uga.edu