Job Posting: University of Richmond) Marcia Tuttle 06 Feb 2002 16:49 UTC

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Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 11:32:03 -0500
From: "Dickie, Betty" <edickie@RICHMOND.EDU>
Subject: Job Posting: Richmond, Virginia


        The University of Richmond libraries seek an energetic, creative,
knowledgeable librarian to serve as head of Bibliographic Access Services
(BAS).  BAS is responsible for providing to the libraries and their users
efficient, cost-effective, quality services in acquisitions, cataloging,
and serials management.  The head of BAS will be someone who is willing to
experiment, to seek new ways to use technology to provide bibliographic
access to the University's information resources in a variety of formats,
and to expand the range of digital information assets made accessible
through the library's system.

        Responsibilities:  The head of BAS is responsible for planning,
personnel, supervision, training, and day-to-day operations of BAS.
These operations involve bibliographic control of resources in print,
media and other electronic formats. Establishes and evaluates procedures
for acquisition of monographs, serials, AV materials, and online databases
and for description of these materials for ease of retrieval. Reviews and
modifies organization of BAS and workflows within BAS as needed to assure
efficient, cost-effective, quality services. Works with public services
librarians to assure that patron needs are met. Will participate
significantly in planning and implementation of a program to integrate and
manage a wide range of electronic resources using the full capabilities of
the Endeavor Information Systems ENCompass product. Serves as liaison to
external vendors and communicates and collaborates with other Voyager
users to develop optimal use of the system.  Will move the division
towards a concentration in providing access tools for digital information.

        Required Qualifications:  Master's degree in library/information
science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Minimum of five years experience, including significant successful
supervision of full-time library workers, in the areas of acquisitions,
cataloging, and serials management.  Professional leadership in at least
one emerging area of bibliographic access such as metadata, digital
libraries, or library systems.  Strong knowledge, both theoretical and
practical, of serials management and serials issues as applied to both
print and online serials.  Knowledge of current and emerging standards for
bibliographic description; trends in information storage, organization,
and retrieval. Experience with standards for electronic information
transfer between various systems, especially between local library
bibliographic systems and vendors' systems as well as local institutional
fiscal management systems. Knowledge of integrated library systems,
creative problem-solving skills, effective oral and written communication.
The University of Richmond offers a competitive salary commensurate wit

        To apply send a letter of application, resume and names, address,
e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Human Resource
Services, Attn: UR Jobs, University of Richmond, VA 23173.  E-mail: