Associate Director for Collection Services, Library - Georgetown University Law Center

Associate Director for Collection Services
Georgetown University Law Library

Georgetown University Law Library, located in the nation's capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, is one of the country's premier legal research institutions. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”

The Associate Director for Collection Services directly supervises the collection services operations, which encompass acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, and collection management (e.g., weeding, collection development, licensing) activities. The Associate Director for Collection Services serves as part of the Georgetown Law Library's core leadership team, participating in short- and long-term strategic planning. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Planning and developing programs, goals, and objectives.
  • Researching and identifying trends and needs.
  • Establishing program direction.
  • Assessing program operations.
  • Modifying existing services and/or creating new ones to maintain or enhance services.
  • Managing reconciling, and running reports on the library's collections budget for various departments and committees.
  • Supervising all staff in the cataloging and content acquisitions departments and serving as the primary point of contact for all other law library supervisors on policies, procedures, and collaborations.

    The Associate Director for Collection Services reports to the Associate Dean for Library Services and supervises up to 9 staff in ensuring that materials needed for the research, instructional or scholarly activities of the law school are acquired, accessible, and discoverable.

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • At least five years of supervisory experience
  • Understanding of acquisitions and/or cataloging and metadata and how these functions interact with other library operations
  • Demonstrated ability in learning and adapting to new technologies, and in mentoring and training others in same
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills
  • Experience in collection development and collection analysis

    Preferred qualifications
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent
  • Knowledge of current cataloging practices including RDA, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification system, BIBFRAME, Library of Congress subject headings and working knowledge of metadata tools and systems
  • Experience with budgeting and expense management
  • Experience with Alma

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    To apply for this position, please submit applications via Include a cover letter to the attention of Carole Prietto, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at [email protected].

    Georgetown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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