Principal Cataloger/Head, Cataloging/Metadata (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)

Principal Cataloger/Head, Cataloging/Metadata (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)

Job Description: The American University in Cairo Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT) is seeking an innovative and experienced Principal Cataloger/Head, Cataloging to help guide the Library’s Cataloging/Metadata Department in designing, implementing, and assessing a wide range of processes to provide access to the Library’s scholarly resources in all formats. Working closely with and reporting to the Director for Collections, the Principal Cataloger/Head, Cataloging/Metadata will play a key role in implementing the strategic vision of the cataloging department.

The Principal Cataloger/Head, Cataloging will be responsible for the implementation of RDA and leads in local implementation of changes in national standards, rules, and best practices. The Principal Cataloger will evaluate and make recommendations for web interface improvements in close collaboration with Automated System and Research and Information Services. Through the management of and quality control in the Cataloging/Metadata Department, sets priorities, allocates resources, and develops plans, policies and practices within the department and designs and develops new workflows in all areas of library resource materials along with department heads. Requirements: The candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS, or international equivalent; at least five years’ in academic library technical services and familiarity with the cataloging and associated modules of the Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Knowledge of relevant cataloging standards and guidelines (RDA, AACRII, MARC 21 formats, LC classification, LCSH bibliographic and authority formats); working knowledge of bibliographic utilities and familiarity with authority and database enrichment vendors. Professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas, standards, best practices, and their applications such as Dublin Core and EAD. A second Masters degree, working knowledge of other languages, and experience in a multicultural environment are highly desirable but not mandatory. Additional Information: This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor. The position will remain open until filled. Preferred starting date is September 1, 2012. Full description and requirements of the position are at Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed Personal Information Form; e) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to Note: Please remember that your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).

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