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job posting: Head of Cataloging Services -- University at Albany Karina Ricker 29 Sep 2011 14:55 UTC

The University at Albany, State University of New York, invites applicants for the
following position in the University Libraries:

Head of Cataloging Services
(Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)

Job posting P11-25504

The University at Albany Libraries seek a creative, highly motivated, flexible
leader to manage the Cataloging Services Department, consisting of two
academic faculty librarians, four paraprofessional faculty, and student assistant
support. Responsible for providing leadership related to facilitation of access to
information in all formats in a highly automated and constantly changing
environment. Works closely and collaboratively with the heads of other
departments in the division (Acquisitions Services; Database Maintenance,
Processing and Bindery; and Library Systems), as well as others throughout the
Libraries, to ensure efficient workflow and high-quality user experience, set
goals, and establish priorities.

The incumbent will be an experienced leader with a keen sense of the evolving
role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best
practices and current trends in cataloging. Under the general supervision of the
Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems, s/he provides
expertise and leadership in cataloging (including MARC and other schemas); sets
priorities and maximizes staff resources for the benefit of the Libraries’ users;
leads the Department in the evaluation and efficient, innovative use of
technologies, including the implementation/management of the cataloging,
authorities, and indexing features of the current and future integrated library
system; leads ongoing review of departmental policies, procedures and
organization; serves as the Libraries’ official contact with OCLC; manages the
department’s student employee budget; collects and analyzes statistics; and
supervises two academic librarians.

For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to

Application deadline: October 14, 2011

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.