Job Announcement (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) Peter V. Fletcher 10 Jan 1997 22:23 UTC
HEAD, CATALOGING DEPARTMENT, TULANE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY (SEARCH REOPENED): 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). Responsibilities: 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. Qualifications: 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. TO APPLY: 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.