Job Announcement - Head, Continuing Resources Cataloging and Data Management, MIT Libraries Jennifer Edwards 07 Feb 2003 20:17 UTC
> Please excuse cross-postings ... >> >> >>HEAD, CONTINUING RESOURCES >>CATALOGING AND DATA MANAGEMENT >>Serials and Acquisitions Services >>(Librarian II or III) >> >>The MIT Libraries seek an energetic and experienced librarian to >>establish policies and manage the processes related to discovery of and >>access to continuing resources in many formats. The Head of Continuing >>Resources Cataloging and Data Management directly manages a staff of six >>(three librarians and three support staff), and performs the full range >>of supervisory responsibilities including hiring, evaluation, and staff >>development. Reporting to the Head, Serials and Acquisitions Services, >>he/she contributes to the administration of the department, including >>planning, personnel and budget management, policy development and >>implementation. >> >>RESPONSIBILITIES: Establishes serials cataloging standards, procedures, >>and workflow, and adjusts same as conditions change. Ensures fulfillment >>of responsibilities to CONSER participation. Works in partnership with >>members of several acquisitions units and the monograph cataloging unit >>to coordinate policies, procedures, and standards, and to facilitate >>communication and cooperation. Communicates with public service units to >>assess needs, clarify policies, and implement new procedures and system >>modifications. Has responsibility for planning and management of >>processes for record maintenance and data quality control in several >>databases that provide access to the Libraries' electronic >>resources: Barton OPAC, VERA (in-house tool listing databases and >>e-journals), and the local ExLibris SFX KnowledgeBase. Responsible for >>coordinating all ongoing activities relating to SFX, including working >>with technical, acquisitions, and public services staff to facilitate >>changes and revisions on a timely basis. Maintains an understanding of >>current issues and developments in national and international standards >>for bibliographic control of continuing resources, and shares that >>knowledge as appropriate within the Libraries. Serves on committees, >>participates in library planning activities, and is expected to >>contribute professionally. >> >>QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-MLS/MLIS. Several years of professional >>cataloging experience, preferably in a large academic library, and >>significant experience with serials. Good understanding of traditional >>and emerging means of managing access to information >>resources. Demonstrated ability to manage diverse, complex operations >>and to lead staff in new directions. Well-developed communication and >>analytical skills. Evidence of initiative, flexibility, attention to >>productivity, and ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a >>rapidly changing environment. (At least five years professional >>experience and demonstrated professional growth and service in keeping >>with MIT Libraries' standards for promotion are required for appointment >>at Librarian III level.) >> >>HIRING SALARY: $47,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with appointment >>level (Librarian II or III), qualifications and experience. >> >>Position available immediately. Applications must include a cover >>letter, resume, and names and addresses of three current references and >>should be mailed to: >> >> Search Committee for Head, Continuing Resources Cataloging (IP) >> The Libraries, Room 14S-324 >> Massachusetts Institute of Technology >> 77 Massachusetts Ave. >> Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307 >> >>(Applications may also be sent via fax to 617-253-0583.) >> >>The MIT Libraries include five major subject libraries (architecture and >>planning; engineering; humanities; science; management and social >>sciences) and several branch libraries in more specialized subject >>areas. The Libraries hold more than 2.6 million printed volumes, and >>extensive collections of other physical formats. Over 200 digital >>databases and over 3000 electronic journals are licensed for access on >>the Institute's network. The Libraries recently implemented Ex Libris' >>Aleph system as its public Web-based catalog and as the support system >>for user service and processing functions. The Libraries' webpage >>(http://libraries.mit.edu/) presents information about library services, >>as well as access to information resources through the staff-designed >>Vera interface. MIT Libraries maintain membership in the Association of >>Research Libraries, the Boston Library Consortium, and OCLC through >>NELINET, as well as in EDUCAUSE and the Coalition of Networked Information. >> >>Serials and Acquisitions Services is one of three collection services >>departments. The staff of twenty-two people includes seven librarians >>and fifteen support staff that are engaged in cataloging continuing >>resources and the ordering and receipt of print and electronic >>monographs, serials, and depository government documents, as well as the >>gifts and discard programs. >> >>MIT offers excellent benefits a choice of health plans, a dental plan, >>retirement plan, tuition assistance, and a relocation allowance. The MIT >>Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and >>fosters professional growth of its staff with management training and >>travel funding for professional meetings. >> >>MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community >>and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic >>minority candidates.