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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

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