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Supervisory Librarian Discovery Services

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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Washington Court House, OH

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Do you love cataloging and working with metadata? Do you want towork at the world's largest museum, education, and researchcomplex? Are you excited about the possibility to describe andprovide access to amazing collections? The Smithsonian Librarieshas two management positions open in the Discovery ServicesDivision: Head, Copy Cataloging and Head, Original Cataloging. Joinour team in Discovery Services to develop creative workflows, openup access to rare and unique collections for the world, andcollaborate on strategic projects that strengthen and share theInstitution's research. The Division acquires, catalogs, processes, and distributescollection materials for the twenty-one branches of the Libraries,which span a full range of subjects, along with graduate and postgraduate research materials and primary sources. Research materialsare in various multiple languages such as Amharic, Arabic, French,Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, etc. The two positions work closely with the Head of ElectronicResources & Serials to determine and set cataloging policy,using national and local standards for the Libraries' researchcollections. The Libraries is an active participant in the PCC andNACO national programs, and hopes to expand our contributions withsupport from these two positions. Both positions report to theAssistant Director, Discovery Services and work with DiscoveryServices colleagues, along with Collections, Digital Programs &Initiatives, and Research Services staff. The Libraries is lookingfor experienced librarians who can provide creative, innovative andenergetic leadership and direction for the metadata and descriptiveactivities and collection needs that are emerging in ARL and museumlibraries. Head, Copy Cataloging For the complete posting and application instructions at: The Head directs the copy cataloging in the Libraries and leadsefforts for the enrichment and maintenance of the Libraries'bibliographic metadata and records. The incumbent works closelywith the Head, Original Cataloging and Head, Electronic Resources& Serials to ensure that data and records conform to local,national and international standards for description,classification, and subject analysis. The incumbent is theprincipal for SIRIS(the Smithsonian Libraries' catalog) work with monographcollections projects, ensuring accurate collection records for thematerials being added, transferred or withdrawn. The Head implements and manages vendor-provided services for thereceiving, physical processing, and cataloging of newly purchasedmaterials. The incumbent works closely with the Head, Acquisitionsto ensure purchased and gift materials are available to researchersand the Institution in a timely manner. The Head serves as arepresentative to the cataloging services contract, andcollaborates to write specifications for vendor contracts and withfunding proposals. Head, Original Cataloging For the complete posting and application instructions at: The Head oversees the creation and editing of catalog records inthe local bibliographic database and in OCLC, ensuring that theseconform to local, national and international standards fordescription, classification, subject analysis and encoding. TheHead manages authority control processes, oversees project workinvolving the cataloging services contract, and sets and documentsthe policies and procedures that govern the Division's catalogingwork. The incumbent is a liaison to the Program for CooperativeCataloging and coordinates and oversees Smithsonian Libraries' NACOand BIBCO contributions. The Head guides the Division to deliveroutstanding cataloging services and seeks new, innovative policies,programs, efficiencies, and practices that enhance and improveservice to the Smithsonian community and the public. General Information Discovery Services at the Smithsonian Libraries provides theacquisitions, cataloging, and processing of all gift and purchasedmaterials for the Libraries' collections. In addition, DiscoveryServices licenses, purchases, and subscribes to electronic contentand resources, and makes our content available through OneSearch (the Libraries'Summon installation). The Division supports the research andlearning work of the Institution through the Resource Sharing andDelivery Department. The Division is embarking on several strategicinitiatives – cataloging Artists'Books that are found throughout our collections, moving largeparts of our collections in response to changing needs in theMuseums, implementing FAST headings and data into bibliographicrecords, adding author and identity IDs into bibliographic data,and creating new processes to globally enhance bibliographic dataand records for unique materials in our collections (DibnerLibrary Manuscripts is an example). By working at the Smithsonian, you make an importantcontribution to an Institution beloved by the American public andvisitors from around the world. The Smithsonian is the guardian ofsome of the nation's most valuable scientific, historic andartistic treasures and is a leader in research, innovation anddiscovery. We offer our visitors a unique, inspiring experience andwe offer those who work here a chance to make a difference in thecultural life of our nation. The Smithsonian Institution values andseeks a diverse workforce. Join us in “The Increase and Diffusion ofKnowledge. The job postings will be open on for 14 days, starting 1/30/2018and will close on 2/13/2018 and may be extended for 14 more days,depending on the number of applicants. The completeannouncement and application instructions are on USAJOBS. Forgeneral information about working at the Smithsonian, visitReview health and leave benefits at To learn more about the Libraries visit Contact Polly Khater, Assistant Director for Discovery Services,, with anyquestions. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Category: Education, Keywords: Librarian

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At University of the Sciences, we are building on a life sciences legacy begun almost two centuries ago as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, which remains one of our four colleges today. From treating, researching, and studying diseases and cures on a molecular level to the medicines that improve the lives of people worldwide, USciences is about moving life forward.

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