Unit Head, Serials & Electronic Resources Cataloging Saxton, Elna (saxtonel) 17 Aug 2004 13:21 UTC
The University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Serials & Electronic Resources Cataloging Unit Head. This position represents an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic and service-oriented individual to bring vision and energy to a unit involved in all aspects of cataloging serials and electronic resources. The Unit Head is responsible for providing leadership in serials and electronic resources cataloging, establishing and revising practices, policies and procedures for providing access to these materials, and participates in authority control processing and database management projects. Environment: The University of Cincinnati is a Carnegie Research I institution with an international reputation. It is a large, public, urban university with a diverse student population of approximately 35,000. Ranked in the top 50 of ARL, 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. University Libraries is a leader in the nationally recognized OhioLINK library consortium, which provides access to approximately 6,000 electronic journals and 100 full text databases. Current serials subscriptions number over 27,000 with a serials budget of $3.3M. The city of Cincinnati offers a variety of cultural amenities, including the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, top ranking art museums, symphonies, jazz clubs, opera, dance, repertory theater, two professional sports leagues, and entertainment attractions such as the Newport Aquarium, and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Visit http://www.gototown.com Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program; one to three years cataloging experience; experience with AACR2R, Library of Congress Interpretations, Library of Congress classification and subject heading schemes; and MARC formats and the structure and function of automated bibliographic control systems; knowledge of current trends in cataloging electronic resources; successful supervisory experience with a commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development; strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and to adapt to a changing environment with a positive and innovative attitude; ability to support and foster a positive team environment; ability and interest in fulfilling the University's requirements for tenure and promotion; and commitment to professional growth and development. Desired qualifications: The ideal candidate will also possess experience cataloging in OCLC or another bibliographic utility; experience with OhioLINK or another consortial arrangement; experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc., or another integrated library system; reading knowledge of a Western European language; ability to work with a variety of foreign languages; extensive experience cataloging serials in all formats; experience in an academic library; skill with on-line catalogs and PC office software; and experience in seeking out and using new library technologies to improve operations. 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 October 1, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references to Priscilla Neill, University of Cincinnati, POB 210033, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0033; fax (513) 556-0325; or email (MSWord format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. See complete job information at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/information/personnel UC is an EE/AA employer. Women, minorities, disabled persons, and Vietnam-era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.