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Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions (Law) & Metadata Services (Univ Libraries)

Apply now Job no: 493644
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: Newark
Categories: Administrator

The Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions duties, which are located at the Law Library, works with the Director to manage and perform the duties related to the cataloging and acquisitions functions of the Law Library. This position works with the Director to supervise and train staff assigned to work with this position. The Metadata Services duties, which are located at the main University Libraries, focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital and virtual collections. This is a shared Law School/University position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Law: Manage and perform original and copy cataloging in all formats and mediums. Obtain, manage and load cataloging records from multiple legal vendors. Provide authority control of headings and ensure the proper testing of links in bibliographic records. Provide reports, statistics and data analysis with recommendations as required.
  • Law: With the Director, manage, train and supervise staff in all aspects of the acquisitions process including, invoice payment, budget reconciliation, and integration of acquisitions with cataloging workflow. Contribute and participate in collection development recommendations and act as liaison to the Collection Development Committee. Manage and participate in the renewal process for materials in all formats. Assist the Associate Director of Technology with digital resource licensing negotiations. Monitor expenditures and fund allocation and assist the Director with budget recommendations and reporting.
  • Univ Lib: Contributes to the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections and services appropriate for the library's current and future systems : such as Digital Commons, Preservica, ArchivesSpace, CMS, Digital Gateway, etc. Develops training materials and documentation for library staff in the application of metadata standards, policy, and procedures.
  • Univ Lib: Identifies and creates record format specifications and developing procedures for importing/exporting, batch data processing, publishing, and integrating records from multiple sources in MARC and non-MARC schema.
  • Univ Lib: Curation of research data and similar content as it is ingested into the Institutional Repository; working with the repository team to improve ingest workflows for research data and improve metadata and documentation; developing curatorial workflows for different data types, file formats, and subject areas; contributing to educational content concerning data management best practices and developing workshops for researchers and librarians about data management and curation best practices.
  • Law: Participate in Law Library's reference rotation.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of progressive cataloging experience in a law or academic library, minimum 3 years experience with integrated library systems.
  • Previous experience with academic library cataloging and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources. Preferred: Ability to perform basic legal reference, familiarity with legal databases.

Desired Qualifications:

  • JD preferred


  • Exempt

Salary Grade:

  • Administrative - AD180

Physical Demands:

General Office Environment

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

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