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Head of Collection Services

Apply now Job no: 493791
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: Newark
Categories: Faculty

The Head of Collection Services manages and performs duties related to collection services operations (acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, government documents, and serials). The position is responsible for the supervision and training of staff assigned to work in this area.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage and participate in library acquisitions process for materials in all formats; assist with digital resource licensing negotiations; monitor expenditures and fund allocation and advise director on purchasing decisions
  • Manage and perform original and copy cataloging; obtain, manage, and update cataloging records from multiple vendors; provide authority control of headings and the proper testing of links in bibliographic records
  • Oversee library collection maintenance, including evaluating collection for growth, deaccession, and organization
  • Participate in collection development decisions
  • Manage, train, and supervise staff in collection services processes including all aspects of the acquisitions process; invoice payment and reconciliation; and the integration of acquisitions with cataloging workflow
  • Provide legal reference and research support to law library patrons
  • Provide reports, statistics, and data analysis with recommendations as required
  • Participate in formal and informal educational sessions, including workshops and classes, as needed
  • Participate in professional organizations and engage in service and scholarly activities at the local, regional, and/or national level
  • Participate in law school committees and collaborate with colleagues in other departments on programs and policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: 

  • MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • JD from an ABA-accredited institution (or equivalent law degree) (JD requirement may be waived with significant demonstrated experience, preferably in an academic law library)
  • 3-5 years of progressive technical services experience in a law library, including cataloging, using integrated library systems, and acquisition processes and procedures in all formats.
  • Experience cataloging with AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21, Kbart, and OCLC
  • Experience with budgeting and expense management
  • Demonstrated supervisory abilities and experience
  • Comfort and aptitude with technology, including the ability to mentor and train others in same
  • Ability to perform basic legal reference and familiarity with Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage complex workload

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience providing legal reference services
  • Familiarity with RDF, XML, and other machine actionable metadata languages, principles of linked data, and ability to work with controlled vocabularies and ontologies
  • 1+ year experience with OCLC WMS

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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