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Position Announcement: Serials Cataloging Supervisor, U. of KS (Gaele Gillespie) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 19 Apr 2000 13:13 UTC

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 19:18:27 -0500
From: "Gillespie, Gaele" <ggillespie@UKANS.EDU>
Subject: Job Ad: Serials Cataloging Unit Supervisor, Univ. of KS (Lawrence , KS)

Below is a time-sensitive position vacancy ad for Serials Cataloging Unit
Supervisor, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS.  The search to
fill this porfessional position is being extended, so please refer to the
"Application Deadline & Procedures" portion of the ad for details, including
the designated person to whom your questions and applications should be
addressed -- NOT to me.  Thank you!
E. Gaele Gillespie / Serials Librarian / On behalf of the University of
Kansas Libraries



The University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, Kansas

The University of Kansas Libraries invites applications for the Head of the
Serials Cataloging Unit, one of several units within the Cataloging
Department.   The Unit has been an OCLC-contributing member, and an active
user of the MARC serials holdings format since 1985.  The Library is a NACO
participant and is currently using the Endeavor Voyager integrated library
system.  The Cataloging Department consists of 26 FTE faculty and staff and
is committed to the development of a team-based, continuous quality
improvement environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Head of the Serials Cataloging Unit manages the
operations of the Unit, which provides cataloging and holdings data for
serials, including a serials retrospective conversion project; supervises
Unit staff  (4.5 FTE).   Serves as a member of the Cataloging Department's
management team, which coordinates and plans the Department's cataloging
activities and directs the Department's team development efforts.
Coordinates the Unit's activities with those of other staff in the
Department and other departments.  Serves as a resource person for serials
cataloging policies for other library staff and in library-wide forums.
Engages in service and scholarly activities.   Reports to the Assistant Dean
(Processing and Collections).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program; successful
management and supervisory experience; strong knowledge of serials
operations, including serials acquisitions, access and serials control;
ability to work effectively in a team-based, production-oriented
environment, including the ability to engage staff in a continual process of
change and improvement; effective oral and written communications skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   knowledge of and working experience with
national serials cataloging standards (CONSER and MARC serial holdings
format); experience in an academic or research library; knowledge of one or
more Western European languages.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Full-time, tenure-track appointment, available as soon
as possible.

SALARY RANGE:  $40,000-$50,000, dependent upon qualifications

BENEFITS: 22 days vacation and 12 days sick leave per year; several paid
holidays; group health and life insurance options; choice of four retirement
programs; eligibility for sabbatical leave.

APPLICATION DEADLINE & PROCEDURES:  Applications received by May 15, 2000
will be given first consideration.  Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.  To apply, submit letter of application; resume; copies
graduate transcripts; and names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail
addresses of three references to:

Sandra K. Gilliland, Assistant to the Dean
University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, KS  66045-2800
Phone:  (785) 864-8922;  Fax (785) 864-5311; e-mail:

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Librarians at the University of Kansas are members of
the University faculty and are appointed to the ranks of Librarian I,
Librarian II, or Librarian III, dependent on professional experience in the
field of librarianship.  Librarians participate in the Library Faculty
Assembly and are members of the University Faculty Council.  Librarians are
evaluated annually first and foremost on the performance of professional
responsibilities.  In addition, librarians are expected to participate in,
and are evaluated on, professional service and research.

ENVIRONMENT:  The University Libraries constitute a major academic and
research resource supporting approximately 25,000 students and 1,300
faculty.  The University is located in Lawrence, a diverse community of more
than 75,000 set in the rolling hills of northeast Kansas, 40 miles from
Kansas City.  Lawrence and KU offer a wide range of cultural and
recreational activities, and the Libraries play a vital role in the
intellectual life of the community.  The Libraries' collections comprise
approximately 3.3 million volumes and 27,000 current serial titles, housed
in seven library facilities in Lawrence and one library in suburban Kansas
City.  The Libraries have a budget of $14 million and a staff of 71 library
faculty and professional staff, 76 paraprofessionals, and 80 FTE of student

The University of Kansas is a founding member of the Association of Research
Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Big 12 Plus Library
Consortium, and is a member of OCLC.  The University Libraries, along with
the Law Library and the Medical Center Library, are currently using the
Endeavor Voyager integrated library system.

Additional information about the University and the Libraries can be found
at and

The University of Kansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer.  The University encourages applications from underrepresented
group members.  Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on
the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age,
disability, and veteran status.  In addition, University policies prohibit
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and
parental status.