Applications for this position will be accepted and considered through April 1.

Head, Cataloging Services

Duke University Medical Center Library seeks an experienced cataloger and innovative manager for its Cataloging Services.  Responsibilities include:  Guidance and direction to a department of three FTE in the cataloging and classification of complex records, implementation of automated authority work, and evaluation of MESH changes.  Participation with the University Library and TRLN (Triangle Research Libraries Network) for OPAC design improvements and updates, shared authority control and access to electronic resources.  Exploration of new technologies to integrate bibliographic data in web interfaces.  Coordination of policies and procedures with other Technical Services departments.  Analysis of workflow, evaluation of new technologies, and implementation of changes to improve services. Qualifications:  Master in Library Sciences with 3 or more years cataloging experience, with detailed knowledge of MESH, MARC encoding and other relevant standards.  Experience in a health science or sciences library is preferred.  Work experience with DRA, or similar bibliographic integrated library system, and the MARC holdings format.   Demonstrated interest in issues and standards related to cataloging, metadata, etc, such as XML, HTML, HTTP, and CORC.  General computing skills and knowledge.    Familiarity with emerging bibliographic control standards for electronic resources.  Supervisory expertise and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.   Knowledge and interest in expanding and changing library environments and technologies.    Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals is preferred. The Medical Center Library, a leader in advancing the role of information services in the Medical Center, is committed to providing the "best way to the best information."  In support of the mission of the Medical Center, we are active collaborators (or partners) in clinical, research, and educational initiatives. The Library supports staff development and encourages participation in local, regional, and national organizations.   Salary:  $40,000 minimum.  Salary based on experience and qualifications.  Visit our Website at for more detailed information about the job and benefits.  Send letter of application, resume and three references to Vanessa Sellars, Assistant Director of Administrative Services, Duke University Medical Center Library, Box 3702, Durham NC 27710.  AAE/EOE