Head of Cataloging / Metadata Services (American University in Cairo Libraries)

Head of Cataloging / Metadata Services (Main Library)

The American University in Cairo Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT) seeks an experienced cataloging / metadata librarian to provide leadership in a period of change in the library and university. The AUC Library is a significant supplier of original Arabic catalog records to WorldCat, and of Arabic name and Islamic subject headings to the LC.

Founded in 1919, AUC’s campus is located in Cairo, Egypt, and its degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information see our website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director for Collections, the successful candidate will have overall management of and quality control in the Cataloging / Metadata Services Department. Sets priorities, allocates resources, and develops plans, policies and practices within the department; administers operations for original and copy cataloging of print, multi-media resources, electronic monographs, serials, and databases using MARC or metadata formats; administers end-processing functions; provides leadership for a multi-cultural, knowledgeable staff in an environment of anticipated change; creates a positive work environment.

Requirements

The candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS, excellent oral and written English, and 3-5 years’ progressively responsible experience in design and maintenance of cataloging workflow. Knowledge of the cataloging and related modules of Innovative Millennium is required. A second Masters degree, working knowledge of other languages, and experience in a multicultural environment are highly desirable but not mandatory.

Rank

This is a faculty appointment at the rank of instructor.

How to Apply

For full consideration, candidates must also complete the Personnel Information Form provided at http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=18663
Review of applications begins immediately. Letters of recommendation are requested.
Full description and requirements of the position are at http://library.aucegypt.edu/about/employment.htm
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

The position will remain open until filled. Preferred starting date is on or before September 1, 2010.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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