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. Newer librarians are encouraged to apply.
At the Annual Meeting
Applicants interested in chatting about this position at the Annual Meeting are invited to drop their CVs off at the Career Center.
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
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
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
To make a full application, submit a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references via the jobs.shu.edu website.
Internal Number: 493791
About Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University School of Law is located at One Newark Center, Newark, New Jersey. The Law School offers day and weekend classes.
The Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library occupies three floors at the heart of the School of Law and contains comfortable work and study spaces, including group study rooms. The robust collection includes the archives of New Jersey Congressman Peter W. Rodino, Jr.