Position Announcement: Bibliographic Control & Electronic Resources (Head of Cataloging), Colorado State Univ. Holley R. Lange 31 Jan 2001 17:16 UTC
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES http://lib.colostate.edu Announcement of Vacancy January 2001 Coordinator for Bibliographic Control and Electronic Resource Services RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Technical Services, this position plans and coordinates the full range of activities to create effective access to and management of informational resources through programs of bibliographic control and information organization. Bibliographic Control and Electronic Resource Services includes faculty (3) and classified staff (12) in original cataloging and these units: Joint Copy Cataloging, Database Management, and Projects. The Coordinator provides personnel organization, supervision, evaluation, training and professional development for the department. For bibliographic control and information organization service programs, the position leads investigation, implementation and evaluation of information technology; develops and recommends policies and procedures for cataloging/metadata in consultation with other groups in the Libraries; fosters standards and best practices for programs; managers automated system modules used for services; directs authority processes germane to programs; conducts analyses of services; and provides liaison with vendors for information organization. As a member of the Libraries� management team, this position proposes, substantiates and documents budget and personnel requirements and manages departmental budget allocations according to Division and Libraries priorities; represents staff in various organizational contexts; coordinates efforts with other Libraries units and partners external to the Libraries; maintains strong communications channels within the department, division, and Libraries; reports the work and performance of the department; and demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills in groups as a member and a leader. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited MLS; at least three years of increasing cataloging and management responsibility in an academic or research library; experience using AACR2, and MARC formats and online authority control; demonstrated experience in organizing electronic and digital resources; experience with organizing networked resources; experience and knowledge of automation systems; evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills; excellent leadership and collaboration skills; demonstrated successful experience supervising librarians and support staff; and a demonstrated commitment to innovative approaches for improving operations and services of research libraries; and the ability to meet tenure and promotion criteria. Desired: Experience with INNOPAC, OCLC, project management, and intra-library collaboration. RANK and SALARY: Full faculty status and responsibilities. 12-month tenure track appointment with contract renewed annually until tenure is granted. Salary minimum $50,000. BENEFITS: Insurance benefits are provided through a Acafeteria@ allocation; faculty may select from several options for medical, life, dental, and personal disability insurance; TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, and VALIC retirement plans; 24 days vacation annually; 15 days sick leave annually; opportunities for advanced academic work; optional deferred compensation. UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION: Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution for the State of Colorado in 1870. Enrollment is approximately 23,000 students with graduate and professional students comprising about 18% of the total. The University Libraries is an ARL library with materials holdings of 2 million and 120 staff. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of 110,000 situated 65 miles north of Denver at the foothills of the Rockies. Rocky Mountain National Park, Poudre Canyon, and other mountain recreation areas are nearby. TO APPLY: To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications as they pertain to the position, resume and names, office and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of least three references to Teri R. Switzer, Interim Assistant Dean for Administrative Services, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019; fax: 970-491-1195; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials must be received by February 19, 2001 for full consideration. The Colorado Open Records Act permits the University to treat applications as confidential to a limited extent. Applicants must make a written request for confidentiality to receive this protection. However, despite such a request, applications and other records submitted by or on behalf of all finalists must be made available by the university for public inspection upon demand. "Finalists" are persons who are selected for interviews. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirement. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in Room 100, Student Services Building.