Position Announcement: Head of Bibliographic Access (Cataloging Dept.), CRL, Chicago (Steve Early) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 14 Aug 2001 15:28 UTC

Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 09:58:09 -0500
From: Steve Early <early@CRLMAIL.UCHICAGO.EDU>
Subject: Position available: Head of Bibliographic Access (Cataloging Dept.),
 Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, IL

Cross posted to several lists. Apologies for duplication.

Available Position:

Head of Bibliographic Access

Center for Research Libraries
6050 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL

Deadline:  Applications accepted until Friday, October 19, 2001.


Responsible to the Vice President and Director of Programs and Services for
the daily and ongoing management of all operations related to the three
primary activities of the Cataloging Department: original cataloging, copy
cataloging, catalog maintenance, and data description for digital and
web-based projects. Oversees OCLC, RLG, and Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
functions as they relate to cataloging in CRL's on-line public access
catalog. Coordinates activities with other departments within the Center
and serves as liaison and coordinator to national cataloging programs such
as BIBCO, CONSER, and NACO. Has overall responsibility for managing any
bibliographic access projects.


The Head of Bibliographic Access provides leadership and technical
expertise for bibliographic access services and initiatives for the Center
for Research Libraries, a
not-for-profit corporation serving the research universities and libraries
of North America, located adjacent to the University of
Chicago.  Responsibilities include supervising a staff of eight, including
five librarians, and project staff as appropriate.   Working closely with
other department heads, the Head of Bibliographic Access will coordinate
the development and implementation of distributed approaches to creating
access to materials at the Center, including digital materials.  The Head
will manage multiple projects in order to increase access to unprocessed
materials, balancing appropriate standards with production
requirements.  The Head will monitor emerging standards and options for
access created by new technologies and will work closely with staff
throughout the Center to provide a fresh approach to bibliographic access
issues for the Center's print and digital collections.  The Head will
report to the Vice President and Director of Programs and Services and will
represent the Center locally, nationally and internationally.

Qualifications:  Degree from a program accredited by the American Library
Association.  Experience in applying current cataloging practices and
standards and knowledge of emerging standards.  Demonstrated experience in
managing cataloging operations, in using automated processes to improve
operations, and in implementing varying approaches to providing
bibliographic access.  Successful experience in supervising, particularly
in involving staff in planning and establishing goals and implementing
measures to continuously improve work processes.  Strong interpersonal
skills.  Ability to articulate bibliographic access issues to Center staff,
funding agencies, and members.  Good judgment, flexibility, and excellent
oral and written communication skills.

Desirable:  Experience with Innovative Interfaces; experience with database
design, development, and maintenance, especially with Access or
SQL.   Working knowledge of several languages.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (no less
than $50,700).  The Center offers an excellent benefits package.

Information:  For further information about this position, contact Melissa
Trevvett, Vice President and Director of Programs and Services at (773)
955-4545, ext. 316.

To Apply: E-mail your resume to the Human Resources Department at
hr@crlmail.uchicago.edu; or fax to (773) 955-4339, or mail to:

Center for Research Libraries
Attn Human Resources Department
6050 S. Kenwood
Chicago, IL  60637-2804

Deadline:  Applications accepted until Friday, October 19, 2001.