Job Posting - UMKC University Libraries - Cataloging Librarian and Processing Supervisor Pennington, Buddy D. 21 Mar 2007 15:21 UTC

Dynamic urban academic library seeks innovative, knowledgeable, flexible
individual with strong public service orientation and proven cataloging
skills for the position of Cataloging Librarian and Processing
Supervisor, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) University
Libraries. The UMKC University Libraries are a member of MOBIUS
statewide library higher education consortium with a shared Innovative
Interfaces automated library system. Position reports to the Assistant
Director for Technical Services, and manages Catalog Processing Unit
(copy cataloging, finishing, repair), supervises three Library
Information Specialists and student assistants, catalogs complex
materials in diverse range of formats and subjects, emphasizing
monographs, media, digitized and online resources, and using appropriate
metadata and levels of description. Creates authority records for online
catalog and LC authority file as NACO participant. Participates on
Technical Services management team to maintain high quality,
user-centered service. Monitors cataloging and metadata standards
development, LC and NLM changes in cataloging practices/policies;
analyzes impact of these changes and determines and implements
appropriate responses in local practice. Helps evaluate cataloging
workflow during period of strategic planning and reorganization.
Professional development encouraged, required for promotion in ranked,
non-tenure track position. Successful candidate will have an opportunity
to participate in library strategic planning and planning for a new
expansion of the library and integrated learning center.

UMKC is a comprehensive research university exemplifying the values of
education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and
collaboration. See: In a large
area of green space and in Kansas City's research/cultural corridor, the
campus is located in the heart of one of America's most affordable and
attractive cities.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum 2 years recent
cataloging experience; cataloging familiarity with AACR2r, USMARC
formats, authorities format, LC; reading knowledge of second language.
Must have excellent analytic, problem solving skills; exceptional
interpersonal, communication skills; good oral and writing skills in
English; commitment to public service. Demonstrated ability to plan,
coordinate and implement projects and to participate successfully in
multiple, simultaneous assignments; aptitude for complex and detailed
work. Must show evidence of professional initiative, mature judgment;
understanding of scholarly research environment. Must be able to thrive
in a team setting, handle multiple responsibilities in a dynamic
environment, and operate effectively in a diverse academic community.
Potential for professional growth, service activities in keeping with
university and library requirements for retention, promotion in
non-tenure track appointment is also required.

Preferred: Professional experience cataloging academic library
materials; professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata
schemas, standards, best practices, and their applications (e.g. Dublin
Core, XML, OA, FRBR, etc.); additional graduate degree; subject
knowledge in music; Western European language; experience with automated
library system; experience cataloging non-print media; demonstrated
successful supervisory experience, OCLC, NACO.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience
and excellent retirement/benefits package.

Send letter of application, resume, names of three references to: Brenda
Dingley, Chair of Search Committee, University Libraries Administrative
Office, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas
City, MO 64110, 816-235-1531 or submit via e-mail to
Application review begins May 18, 2007, and continues until position is
filled. See for
additional openings. UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

Buddy Pennington
Serial Acquisitions Librarian
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University Libraries