Position announcement, Washington DC Marla Schwartz 02 Nov 1998 22:42 UTC


American University's Washington College of Law Library is seeking a
librarian to head its Cataloging and Bibliographic Access Department.
Responsibilities include supervising and coordinating the cataloging
workflow, and training and evaluating both professional and
para-professional catalogers and staff.  The incumbent will perform
original cataloging of monographs and serials in all formats using AACR2,
LC classification schedules, LCSH, OCLC, and INNOPAC, and participate in
reference and collection development activities.  The successful candidate
will have a flexible, imaginative approach to new procedures, evidence of
strong communication, mentoring, and decision-making skills, evidence of
professional and scholarly activity, and a commitment to fostering a
collaborative work environment.

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS, 3 or more years of progressively
responsible cataloging experience using online systems, and thorough
knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, MARC format and LC classification schedules.
Demonstrated supervisory skills.

Preferred:  Experience in an academic law library and/or working knowledge
of legal materials, knowledge of foreign languages, and familiarity with
developing standards for bibliographic control of electronic resources.

This is a tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. A record of professional growth,
scholarship/creative activity and services in keeping with University
standards is expected for promotion and tenure consideration.

All inquiries should be by mail. Applicants should send cover letter,
resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three
professional references to:

Marla Schwartz, Search Committee Chair
American University
Washington College of Law Library
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8182

Position available February 1, 1999.  Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse faculty,
staff and student body. The school encourages applications by minority and
women candidates.