Leader, Rare Books Cataloging Team
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections seeks an experienced, multifaceted manager to join the Rare Books Cataloging Team. The Team's staff varies with project appointments. Currently it consists of 3 professional catalogers and 3 high-level support staff members. Its workload encompasses new cataloging for both the Department's collections and the rare book collections in the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, retrospective conversion, end processing, and record maintenance and enhancement, along with numerous special projects. The Team Leader directly supervises the team's support staff, advises the professional staff, and coordinates work with curators. The Team Leader also regularly catalogs books, serials, and other types of materials, and creates NACO name authority records. The position is one of three unit leaders in Special Collections Technical Services, all working together to develop the Department's overall descriptive program and provide technical expertise for a variety of initiatives. In addition, the Team Leader contributes to Library-wide initiatives such as system implementation and digital library metadata development, in concert with staff from Cataloging and Metadata Services in the Library's Technical Services Department. The Team Leader collaborates with the department's rare books curators and their assistants and with public services staff, along with other managers of rare books collections. This position offers the opportunity to work with exceptional collections in a technically sophisticated environment. The Leader, Rare Books Cataloging Team reports to the Head, Technical Services for Special Collections.