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Job Announcement - Head, Continuing Resources Cataloging and Data Management, MIT Libraries Jennifer Edwards 07 Feb 2003 20:17 UTC

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>>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
>>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
>>( 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.