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Job Opening: Monographs Dept Head, University of Cincinnati Saxton, Elna (saxtonel) 11 Feb 2004 13:06 UTC


The University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Head,
Monographs Department. This position represents an excellent opportunity for
a bold, innovative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented individual to bring
vision and energy to a unit involved in all aspects of monographs, from
ordering and receiving to cataloging. The Head of the Monographs Department
must be committed to quality service, streamlining operations, staff
development, and team building.

Environment:  Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati, a
state-supported, Research I institution cited as one of the nation's "Best
Colleges for the Real World," offers 450 academic programs on five campuses,
including a major medical center. Total enrollment is approximately 33,000,
including almost 7,300 graduate students; the faculty numbers approximately
3,000. Each year, this public, comprehensive university graduates 5,000
students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. UC is
the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of
more than $3 billion. A number of academic programs are ranked among the top
ten in the country.

A charter member of the Association of Research Libraries, University
Libraries is currently ranked among the top 50 libraries in the United
States. University Libraries supports the University of Cincinnati's
undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs with a collection of over
2.8 million volumes in its libraries (the Walter C. Langsam Library,
Archives and Rare Books Department, University of Cincinnati Digital Press,
and nine college and department libraries), as well as access to thousands
of electronic journals and electronic books available through our
participation in OhioLINK.

Qualifications:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or
equivalent advanced degree in library or information science. Minimum of 3
years progressively responsible professional experience in an academic or
research library setting. Substantial experience as a cataloger in an
academic library, including experience with government documents; original
cataloging; strong knowledge of AACR2r, Library of Congress Rule
Interpretations, Library of Congress classification and subject heading
schemes; MARC formats and the structure and function of automated
bibliographic control systems; and cooperative cataloging efforts. Strong
commitment to enhancing public access to library resources. Ability to
supervise and develop staff and manage change in a team environment. Ability
to work effectively independently and in teams. Excellent interpersonal
skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, both
orally and in writing; strong service orientation; and a commitment to
professional service. Demonstrated record of ongoing professional
development and contribution; scholarship; and ability to meet university
promotion and tenure requirements.

Salary and Benefits:  University of Cincinnati Libraries offers highly
competitive salaries in recognition of applicable education and experience.
Rank and salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.
Benefits include health care, retirement plan, 22 days of vacation, sick
leave, and tuition remission for self and immediate family.

Apply: Review of applications will begin February 23, 2004 and continue
until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and the
names, addresses, and telephone phone numbers of 3 references to Priscilla
Neill, University of Cincinnati, POB 210033, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0033; fax
to (513) 556-0325 or email in Microsoft Word format to .

UC is an EE/AA employer.   Women, minorities, disabled persons, and
Vietnam-era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.