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Position Announcement: Serials, University of Miami Cecilia Leathem 17 Jan 2001 20:17 UTC

The following position is available at the Otto G. Richter Library,
University of Miami.

This is an exciting time to be at the University of Miami.  Donna Shalala,
Health & Human Services Secretary, will begin as the new University
President in June.  We will be launching a new capital campaign sometime
this year, and we hope to have fundraising for a library addition to be a
major component of that campaign.  Richter Library is currently in the
midst of a 3-year renovation of our existing facilities.  We've just
completed the move of the majority of library staff, including all of
technical services, unto a newly renovated 3rd floor.  We have a materials
budget of over $4 million, with increasing support for the purchase of
electronic resources.


Serials Cataloger/Coordinator, Electronic Resources Cataloging

The Otto G. Richter Library of the University of Miami invites
applications and nominations for the position of Serials
Cataloger/Coordinator of Electronic Resources Cataloging.


This is a managerial position and the incumbent will report to the Head,
Knowledge Access Management Department.  The successful applicant shall:

*       have overall responsibility for the daily operations of the Serials
Cataloging Unit, including periodicals check- in, serials cataloging and
binding operations;
*       supervise and provide training for 9 full-time support staff;
*       prepare cataloging records for serials in all media, using AACR2r, LC
classification and subject headings and the MARC formats in an automated
cataloging system;
*       provide leadership for the formulation of policies related to the
cataloging of electronic/digital resources and coordinate those cataloging
*       contribute to the development and implementation of policies and
procedures necessary for cataloging serials and electronic/digital
*       maintain current awareness of cataloging issues and trends for
serials and electronic media;
*       assist in library instruction and collection development activities;
*       participate in library and university committees, including serving
on the Cataloging Policy Board;
*       participate in professional activities; and
*       complete special projects as assigned.


Required qualifications are:
*       ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent;
*       Two or more years academic library experience at the professional
*       Knowledge of cataloging, including knowledge of AACR2r, LC subject
headings and classification, and USMARC formats;
*       Experience or interest in providing bibliographic access to
electronic resources;
*       Demonstrated proficiency with microcomputer applications, including
experience with electronic information resources;
*       Basic bibliographic knowledge of one or more foreign languages;
*       Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population;
*       Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively,
maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty and
staff in a complex and rapidly changing environment;
*       Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; and
*       Evidence of continued professional development, involvement and


Twelve-month appointment at Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor or
Assistant/Associate Professor rank; tenure-track or non-tenure options


Salary commensurate with qualifications; minimum of $32,500.

Comprehensive benefits package including: paid pension plan; partially
paid medical and dental insurance plans; life, disability, and long-term
care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days
annual vacation.  Additional employment benefits available include a
credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore and sporting event
discounts; and optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art
wellness center.  Moving allowance available.  No state or local income


One of the oldest universities in South Florida, the University of Miami
is a private Research I university with a student population of
approximately 8,400 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate and professional
students.  One of only 26 private research universities to operate both a
law and medical school, UM is located near one the nation's most dynamic
and diverse metropolises.  Comprised of 14 schools and colleges, UM offers
a wide selection of academic disciplines ranging from architecture and
international studies to law and medicine.  UM has established an
international presence in medicine, engineering, law, the marine sciences,
international studies, business, communications, and other disciplines.
Opened in 1926, the University will celebrate its 75th anniversary in
2001. U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Donna Shalala has been
appointed president of the University of Miami effective June 1.

Located in suburban Coral Gables in the center of the 260-acre lush and
tropical main campus, the Otto G. Richter Library serves as the main
library for the university and has a collection of more than 2.2 million
volumes and is a depository for federal, state, and international
government documents. The Richter Library has a materials budget of
approximately $4 million, a staff of 39 librarians and 85 support staff,
and is a member of ARL, ASERL, OCLC, and SOLINET.  Through IBISWEB, its
Innovative Interfaces web-based catalog, the library provides access to
more than 200 databases and 2,000 plus electronic journals.  The Richter
Library is currently in the midst of a $16 million building renovation
project, which is scheduled for completion in early 2002. For more
information visit our Web site at:
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Position is available January 16, 2001.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted at ALA
Midwinter in Washington, D.C. in mid-January 2001.  Applications
(consisting of letter of interest, resume, and names, telephone numbers,
and e-mail addresses of three references) should be sent to:

Pat Hawthorne
Assistant University Librarian for Administrative Services
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
FAX: 305-284-4027


Contact Pat Hawthorne, Assistant University Librarian for Administrative
Services, at 305-284-3965 or via e-mail at
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The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

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