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Head of Cataloging

Head of Cataloging

UCLA Job Location: California Apply By: 03/16/2021 Date Created: 02-17-2021

Department: Law Library Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian to Full Librarian ($84,507 – $116,341) Position Availability: June 1, 2021 Application deadline for first consideration: March 16, 2021   The UCLA Law Library seeks a Head of the Cataloging to carry out the cataloging goals of the Law Library by establishing priorities, setting policy, implementing procedures, supervising staff, and sharing the day-to-day cataloging workload with two other catalogers.   Position Duties Under the direction of the Director, Bibliographic Services, the Head of Cataloging oversees, participates in, and reports on the daily operations of the Law Library’s cataloging section.   Specific duties and responsibilities include:  
  • Implement cataloging policies based on national and UCLA standards
  • Develop and implement local cataloging policies as needed, based on the specific needs of the Law School’s faculty and students
  • Directly supervise, train, and evaluate one librarian and one library assistant
  • Perform original and complex contributed cataloging in a variety of Western European languages and in all bibliographic and physical formats, including monographs, serials, print loose-leafs, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources, applying national standards according to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and Library of Congress guidelines
  • Perform name, series, and subject authority work, and contribute or revise name, series and subject authority records in the national authority files
  • Evaluate vendor-supplied records, arranging for their retrieval from OCLC or other external sources; prepare import profiles as needed, and oversee bulk loading of record sets
  • Resolve complex bibliographic problems and conflicts in bibliographic records
  • Work closely with public services staff to resolve questions and concerns regarding records in the online public catalog
  • Develop and implement special cataloging projects as needed
  • Oversee (and in some cases perform) a variety of cataloging maintenance activities, using global data change functions when possible
  • Serve as campus liaison for cataloging, systems, serials and e-resources management related committees and task groups
    Description of Unit The Law Library serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research.  The UCLA School of Law has approximately 1,100 law students, 100 full- and part-time faculty, and 120 law school staff.  The School has a varied and demanding curriculum, highly productive faculty, an extensive clinical and externship program, more than a dozen research centers and programs, and 15 law journals.  The Law Library also supplies legal resources for other UCLA faculty, students, and staff with a need for such materials.  Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members the UCLA community and members of the bench and bar.   The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus.  It currently has a staff of 17 librarians and 14 staff personnel, as well as many part-time student employees.  The library offers users an impressive print collection and a vast array of electronic resources.  The administration of the Law Library is headed by the Director of the Law Library, who reports to the Dean of the School of Law.  The day-to-day functions of the Library are divided into five sections: Access and Information Services, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, Empirical Research Group, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, and Reference and Research Services.  The Bibliographic Services department interacts extensively and collaboratively with the other three departments in providing services to the Law School.   Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06166

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