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Job Announcement: McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Team Leader (Bibliographic Services) Birdie MacLennan 18 Jun 2002 20:39 UTC

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 15:53:50 -0400
From: "Cheryl Martin" <martinc@MCMASTER.CA>
Subject: Job Announcement: McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Librarian Team Leader (Bibliographic Services)

Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada -
Vacancy No. 02/3008

Applications are invited from innovative, service-oriented individuals
for the position of Librarian Team Leader, Bibliographic Services, for
the University Library. This is a full-time continuing appointment,
reporting to the Director of Bibliographic Services.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership of staff
in a team environment and the supervision of workflow within the
serials/electronic resources/authorities section of Bibliographic
Services. The incumbent will lead a team of 8-10 library assistants, and
may also direct the work of student assistants.

An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science
program is required, as is a minimum of three years increasingly
responsible academic library experience, including supervisory or team
leadership responsibilities. Substantial experience in one or more of the
following areas is required:
 - cataloguing of serials and electronic resources
 - cataloguing of government publications
 - authority work

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in MARC formats,
AACR2, LC classification and subject headings, and CODOC classification;
knowledge of cataloguing and authority control in an online environment;
knowledge of emerging trends in cataloguing and in library and
information technologies. A strong commitment to providing electronic
access to a wide variety of resources is required, as is demonstrated
knowledge of supervisory, management, and leadership practices, and
evidence of potential to lead a team in a dynamic, changing environment.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated and self-directed, and
have a demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially.
Strong oral, written communication and interpersonal skills are required
to work successfully with staff, students, and faculty in a variety of
situations. This position has a twelve month probationary period.

Librarians are represented by the McMaster University Faculty
Association. Appointment will be made at Librarian Level 3 with an annual
salary floor of $44,757.  Actual salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.  A copy of the Position Accountability
Statement is available for review in the Library Human Resources Office.
Deadline for applications is July 5, 2002.  This position is available
immediately.  Further information about McMaster University and its
Library is available on its website:

McMaster University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages
applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples,
persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.  In
accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is
directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Please submit a letter of application, a resume and the names of three
references to:
Library Human Resources Office
Room 209, Mills Memorial Library
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6 Canada
Telephone: 905 525-9140, ext. 24722
Fax: 905 524-9850     Email: