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Job Announcement (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) Peter V. Fletcher 10 Jan 1997 22:23 UTC

Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services, the
Head of Cataloging leads and manages a department comprised of 6 librarians
and 12 support staff  in organizing and providing access to the Library's
resources including materials in print and electronic formats, microformats
and multimedia (both monographs and serials).

Management responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of the
department to ensure that all cataloging activities are accomplished in a
timely and cost-effective manner; Setting goals, providing direction, and
communicating priorities; Establishing and revising, as needed, departmental
policies and procedures; Overseeing the supervision, timely evaluation,
training and continued development of staff; Assessing resource needs,
coordinating departmental activities and providing for their evaluation;
Continually examining and adjusting Cataloging objectives in relation to
Library policies in light of changing circumstances; Encouraging continuing
education and creating an environment supportive of high performance;
Exploring innovative use of technology; Planning, preparing, and analyzing
reports and statistics; Participating in library-wide planning committees
and task forces; Assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS; Minimum of 4 years cataloging experience in an
academic or research library; Supervisory experience(minimum 2 years) in an
academic or research library including experience managing a cataloging or
database management unit or project; Direct experience with MARC formats,
AACR2, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, and a major
national bibliographic utility; Solid understanding of and commitment to
cataloging standards and guidelines, authority control, and the maintenance
of high-quality data in an automated environment; Demonstrated ability to
engage staff in the process of change; Demonstrated analytical and
organizational skills; Flexibility to manage a broad variety of tasks with
varying time pressures and changing priorities; Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills; Experience with an integrated library automated
system; Demonstrated ability to work with diverse staff at all levels.
Preferred: Ability to provide leadership in a computer-intensive
environment; Experience with technical services operations in a networked
environment; Participation in professional activities, preferably at the
national level; Experience cataloging serials; Experience with national
cooperative cataloging programs; ability to work with a variety of modern
European languages.

SALARY/BENEFITS:Rank and salary commensurate with experience, minimum
$47,000.00; Excellent benefits, choice of health plans, immediate tuition
waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.

Send letter, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3
references including immediate supervisor to Melonie Hughes, Administration
Associate, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans,
LA 70118.  Review of applications will begin March 14, 1997 and continue
until the position is filled.  Tulane University is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer.