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Head of Cataloging Jeannette Ward 15 Feb 2006 21:28 UTC

Cataloging Services, Department Head (search extended)

The University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, provides a collegial and dynamic environment for professional involvement and growth.  The Libraries seeks an experienced, technically knowledgeable, creative, and flexible leader for the Cataloging Department. UCF encourages national cooperative cataloging projects, is a member of NACO, catalogs an average of 51,000 volumes per year, and is currently migrating to the ExLibris Aleph LMS.

Responsibilities: Sets priorities, allocates resources, and develops plans, policies and practices within the Cataloging Services Department to enhance the access and use of all library resources at all locations.  The department head is responsible for the overall management of the department; supervises and leads a staff of seven librarians, twelve paraprofessionals, and student assistants;  hires, trains, and supervises staff and conducts performance reviews; administers operations for original and copy cataloging of print, non-print, metadata and electronic monographs and serials, and database maintenance; directs the workflow of the department to accomplish its tasks; provides leadership for a knowledgeable staff in an environment of anticipated change; develops and implements departmental policies and procedures; creates a positive work environment.

Qualifications: Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; minimum of three  years experience in cataloging work;  Preferred:   experience using a bibliographic utility (preferably OCLC) and an integrated library system (preferably Aleph); mastery of cataloging rules, standards and practices; record of increased management responsibilities; ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment; commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and responsiveness to clients. Experience with the application of metadata schemes to organize and provide access to digital collections; experience with vendor supplied catalog records; excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to collaborate and to work with colleagues across departments; experience leading committees or teams; a record of professional contribution.

Environment: The University of Central Florida is a rapidly growing metropolitan university located thirteen miles east of downtown Orlando.  UCF has 42,000 students, 4,700 employees, and serves a metropolitan population of 1.5 million residents. The university offers 86 bachelor's, 68 master's, and 24 doctoral programs and confers about 7,000 degrees a year.  The main library has a collection of over 1.5 million volumes and is a partial depository for government documents and patents.  The library materials budget is $5.3 million.  The staff of 123 includes a library faculty of 47.  UCF offers an exciting and vibrant academic environment with growing collections, advanced technology, and an expanding campus.

Salary and Rank: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with generous health insurance benefits, employer-funded retirement options, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9 holidays and no state income tax.

To Apply: Committee review is ongoing and search is opened until filled.  Submit via email a resume, contact information for at least three professional references, and a letter explaining the applicant's experience and qualifications to: Cynthia Kisby, Personnel Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries, e-mail: Finalists will be asked to give a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.  UCF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Search materials are available for public review as provided by Florida statute.