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Position Announcement: Head of Cataloging and Database Management Catherine Nelson 16 Mar 2004 16:33 UTC

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the ten campuses of
the UC, is seeking a Head of Cataloging and Database Management. 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 Database Management, under
the direction of the AUL, Technical Services, has overall responsibility
for providing innovative leadership, vision, enthusiasm, and supervision
for cataloging and database management. The Department has a staff of some
26 FTE and many student assistants.
Departmental services include cataloging processes involving monographic
resources in all formats, authority control, database integration and
maintenance, electronic resource support, special projects, technical
processing of government publications, and digital initiatives, including
those of the California Digital Library. The incumbent is responsible for
establishing policies and procedures within the context of national
standards, 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
database management. 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 system wide 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
services, including those related to digital initiatives. Demonstrated
leadership and increasingly responsible supervisory and management
experience. Experience using a bibliographic utility and an integrated
library system, preferably OCLC, RLIN, and ExLibris. Familiarity and
knowledge of various metadata formats, such as Dublin Core, XML, etc.
Knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging as well as current
standards, trends, and emerging technologies in cataloging 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
Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $56,256, plus a monthly
administrative stipend. Consideration of applications begins May 3, 2004,
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
Head, Serials Department
Davidson Library
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-2444
FAX: (805) 893-5349