Head of Cataloging – Annandale, Virginia

Primary responsibility for ensuring NOVA’s library catalog is accurate and up to date. Manages and oversees the Union List of Periodicals Project for all campuses. Provides collection management for electronic resources and assists with issue resolution. Helps track OER resources and college-produced materials where the college has an ownership interest.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Responsible for cataloging operations
•Manages the cataloging unit and trains cataloging Library Specialist II’s
Provides collection management for electronic resources and assists with issue resolution.
Helps track OER resources and college-produced materials where the college has an ownership interest.
•Trains new AV Catalogers. Shares cataloging expertise with staff. Prepares original cataloging.
•Ensures NOVA’s library catalog is accurate and up to date
•Manages and oversees the Union List of Periodicals Project for all campuses
•Plans special campus-wide cataloging projects.
•Provides professional expertise in the plan and design phase of integrated library system implementations
•Supervise cataloging unit and ensure the quality of cataloging records.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in Library or Information Science/Studies or in a similar field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in library and/or information science coursework; Significant experience in original cataloging, previous supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Extensive experience in managing a catalog department including supervision of support staff. Extensive original cataloging experience. Cataloging experience using RDA cataloging rules. Experience with Aleph.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Expertise in the management of electronic resources, including extensive knowledge and application of library cataloging , online cataloging (OCLC) and ALMA online library systems, and circulation systems. Expertise in collection management and issue resolution related to electronic resources.
•Extensive knowledge of Library of Congress classification, cataloging rule interpretations and subject classification.
•Ability to analyze, categorize, and classify information according to Library of Congress classification system
•Ability to construct Library of Congress call numbers and subject headings
•Ability to apply complex cataloging rules and procedures.
•Ability to perform copy cataloging for foreign language materials using language expertise or foreign language dictionaries.
•Ability to code bibliographic data for library computer systems.
• Excellent communication skills
•Excellent computer skills.

To apply, visit:

https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/22174

 

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