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Law Cataloger
Arthur W. Diamond Law Library, Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries is seeking applications for the position of Law Cataloger at the Diamond Law Library.

Reporting to the Head of the Cataloging Unit, the Law Cataloger will perform original and complex copy-cataloging of books and serials in various formats in English and foreign languages using OCLC and local system. The Law Cataloger will provide accurate bibliographic description with correct access points through authority work and will assign classification numbers using local and LC call number schemes. The incumbent will perform bibliographic review using metadata editing software before loading files into the local ILS and will participate in the administrative routine of the Law Library and the Columbia University Libraries including internal and external committee work, preparing narrative and statistical reports.

The Law Library participates in BIBCO, NACO and SACO.

Minimum Qualifications:
-MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or Ph.D. or equivalent
-Working knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures, including RDA, MARC21, LC subject headings and classification.
-Working knowledge of at least 2 European languages, preferably with German.
-Knowledge of RDA, LCSH, Classification Web and Cataloger's Desktop
-Some cataloging experience in an academic library

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in OCLC Connexion Client
-Some experience in name authority work
-Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, initiative, and flexibility


The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library offers its researchers one of the finest collections of legal materials in the country in both digital and print formats. In addition to a near comprehensive United States Law collection, there are strong collections in International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and a special section devoted to Japanese Law. The Law Library has significant collections from at least thirty different countries and a useful core of materials from many other jurisdictions. The library has a staff of 42 and offers an array of services to the students and faculty of Columbia Law School.

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.


Jiny Kurian
Human Resources Generalist
Columbia University Libraries
511 Butler Library
(P): 212-854-7610
(F): 212-854-1550

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