Position Announcement -- University of California, Santa Barbara -- Cathering Nelson Stephen Clark 25 Feb 2003 13:41 UTC

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 15:12:50 -0800
From: Catherine Nelson <nelson@library.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Position Announcement


The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the ten campuses of
the UC, is seeking a Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions Services.  The
University of California is widely recognized as the preeminent public
university system in the world.  UCSB is ranked as a category 1 research
university by the Carnegie Commission, and is an elected member of the
Association of American Universities.  The library memberships include
ARL, CLIR, SPARC, and OCLC.  The library is also a participant in the
California Digital Library.  The library collections include over two
million volumes, government documents, microforms, sophisticated
electronic resources, and numerous Special Collections.

Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are
professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two
days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month.  The
University has an excellent retirement system, which is coordinated with
Social Security.  A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life
insurance plans are offered by the University.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions Services,
under the direction of the AUL, Technical Services, has overall
responsibility for providing innovative leadership, management and
supervision for monographic cataloging and acquisition services.  The
Department has a staff of some 36 FTE and many student assistants.

Departmental services include cataloging processes involving monographic
resources in all formats, authority control, database maintenance and
special projects, technical processing of government publications, and
digital initiatives, including those of the California Digital Library.
Acquisitions operations include approval plan management, fund
accounting, and physical processing of resources.  The incumbent is
responsible for establishing policies, developing procedures, goal
setting, designing and monitoring workflow, adopting and implementing
new technologies, and for ongoing evaluation of services for the
Department.  Supervises, trains, and  evaluates staff in cataloging and
acquisitions.  S/he works cooperatively with other department heads, and
is responsive to the needs of public services in providing user centered
bibliographic services.   As appropriate, the incumbent participates on
library committees, serves on UC systemwide committees and task forces,
and represent the library in local, regional, and national associations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required -  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
Demonstrated knowledge and recent experience with provision of
cataloging and acquisitions services, including those related to digital
Demonstrated leadership and increasingly responsible supervisory
andmanagement experience.  Experience with acquisitions, fund
accounting, and vendor relations.  Experience using a bibliographic
utility and an integrated library system, preferably OCLC, RLIN, and
ExLibris.  Knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging as well as
current standards, trends, and emerging technologies in cataloging and
acquisitions services, including those related to digital libraries.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing
environment.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication
skills.  Commitment to diversity and staff team development.

Preferred -  Experience using the ExLibris Aleph online system;
experience with web technology, and various report generation and
management software products.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $56,256, plus a monthly
administrative stipend.  Consideration of applications begins April 15,
2003, and continues until the position is filled.  Send resume, and the
names and addresses of three references to: Detrice Bankhead, Associate
University Librarian, Human Resources, Davidson Library, University of
California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and invites applications from all who meet the stated

Catherine Nelson