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The National Defense University Library is searching for a Cataloger to be part of a "state of the art" information service providing access to resources in all formats.  This position is a challenging one of integrating websites, online documents, audio-visual materials, electronic journals, books, rare books and  personal collections, and realia into a database providing coherent access to materials supporting the mission of the University.

The National Defense University Library is located in George C. Marshall Hall on Ft McNair, Washington DC.  From the windows of Technical Services, one can look to the Washington Monument, the US Capitol and the Library of Congress for inspiration.   A perk, to say the least, the beautiful setting of Ft. McNair also offers free and secure parking. 

The Library's collections consist of  more than 500,000 bound volumes, pamphlets, periodicals, A-V materials, microforms, and government documents, and classified documents.  The library is a readily available source of information on the theory and conduct of national security affairs, international relations, management, and mobilization of resources.

The Library is organized into Technical Services, Research and Information Services, Special Collections, Archives and History, Collection Development and Systems; all work under the guidance of the Library Director.

The book collection emphasizes history and the social sciences, management, and military art and science.  The Library's Special Collections, Archives, and History Branch is the repository for personal papers, rare books, academic history materials, student papers, historical photographs, maps, prints, and artifacts. The manuscript collection contains primarily the personal papers of twentieth-century military leaders, with emphasis on those of former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The collection of 1,400 current periodicals is complemented by access to over 4,000 electronic journals.  Five multidisciplinary online search services are available by contacting Research and Information Services Division.

As a participant in OCLC's CORC (Cooperative Online Resource Cataloging) research project, NDU Library offers the opportunity to stay on the front lines of metadata and resource description application in libraries.  The digitizing of resources in Special Collections and Archives and the application of metadata to the database provides another challenging opportunity for catalogers.

The Department of the Army Job Opportunity Announcement

 Vacancy Announcement No.: NC1404-00-MY
 Opening Date:          March 22, 2000
 Closing Date           April 12,2000
 Position Title  (Pay Plan-Series):  Librarian (GS-1410)  Grade: 11
 Full Performance Grade: 11

 Salary:  $42,724 to $55,541 per annum
 Region: National Capital Region
 Organization:  National Defense University
 Duty Station:  Ft. McNair


Performs original cataloging in machine-readable format (MARC) for complex materials requiring interpretation and judgment based on a thorough knowledge of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (latest ed.), Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings and LC Classification. Serves as a subject area specialist in the following areas: Government Documents, Special Collections, electronic products, general collection in support of the curriculum and the classified document collection. Sets precedents for cataloging in emerging areas of Internet/World-Wide Web information access.  Adjusts library's cataloging procedures to meet the rapidly changing demands of access to electronic information.

Full text of the announcement is available at and
National Defense University educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research, and outreach in national security strategy, national military strategy, and national resource strategy; joint and multinational operations; information strategies, operations, and resource management; acquisition; and hemispheric defense studies. (