Monday, May 16, 2011

Catalog Librarian: Gould Law Library,Touro Law Center (Central Islip, NY)

The Gould Law Library seeks a cataloging librarian to perform original and copy cataloging in all formats and mediums, with emphasis on legal materials. Other responsibilities include catalog database maintenance; providing authority control of headings; assisting in the training and supervision of Technical Services staff, especially in cataloging related functions; and planning and participating in library projects. The cataloger is expected to participate in professional development opportunities, formal and informal, to keep current with developments in cataloging, technical services, library automation and law libraries, and legal research and legal systems of the world, by reading relevant professional literature and attending local and national meetings and continuing education programs. This librarian is expected to participate in the life of the Law Center by attending programs and special presentations.


Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program; at least two years of experience in original as well as copy cataloging using AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, MARC, and a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC; experience with an integrated library system in an academic or research library, preferably Innovative Interface’s Millennium; familiarity with the emerging RDA standards; proficiency in the use of standard PC applications; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong service orientation; and the ability to work well both with others and independently.

Preferred: Familiarity with legal materials

Reading knowledge of Hebrew language, biblical and modern a plus.

Touro Law Center is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, an hour from New York City. Fifty full-time law faculty members provide a practice-oriented educational curriculum to approximately 800 students in both full-time day and part-time evening programs. The library contains over 450,000 volumes and equivalents, and provides access to myriad online subscription databases. The library staff includes ten professional librarians and fourteen support staff members. Visit for more information about Touro Law Center.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical and life insurance, and disability benefits. The search committee will review applications immediately.

Touro Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Letters of interest, resumes, and three references should be sent to:

Beth Chamberlain

Head of Technical Services

Gould Law Library

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

255 Eastview Drive

Central Islip, NY 11722