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Position Announcement, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks Debbie H Kalvee 24 Mar 1998 21:04 UTC

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DEPARTMENT:             Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
                        Bibliographic Access Management


SALARY:                 $44,657.60 Annually (12 months)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

OPENING DATE:           March 23, 1998

CLOSING DATE:           April 13, 1998

RESPONSIBILITIES:       Manage and coordinate the activities of monographs
and periodicals/serials classified staff.  This position will report to
the head of the Bibliographic Access Management (BAM) department.  BAM is
responsible for acquisition of library materials, processing of materials,
and copy and original cataloging.  This position will: 1) be responsible
for hiring, supervision, professional development and evaluation of
classified employees; 2) organize and manage the workflow in BAM; 3)
review and develop policies and procedures for cataloging and processing;
4) be responsible for training staff in the theory and practice of
original and copy cataloging; 5) oversee the quality of original and copy
cataloging records produced in house as well as through outsourced
cataloging;  6) stay current with national and international professional
and technological developments relevant to cataloging;  7) promote
effective change and innovation in an automated environment; and, 8)
provide effective reference service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS, or equivalent, in library or information
science from an ALA-accredited, or equivalent foreign-accredited program.
The successful candidate must have: demonstrated cataloging experience in
an academic library; strong supervisory, management, training, and
problem-solving skills in a technical services environment; experience
with a major bibliographic utility and automated library system; knowledge
of and experience with AACR2, USMARC bibliographic and authority formats,
LCSH, and LC classification; knowledge of current trends in cataloging,
technical services, and library automation; excellent oral and written
communication skills; demonstrated ability to provide reference service to
a wide variety of library users; and evidence of commitment to user needs.

APPLICATION:  Send application letter with resume and names, phone
numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of 3 current professional
references to:  Debbie Kalvee, Chair, Cataloging Manager Search Committee,
Bibliographic Access Management, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of
Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK  99775-6810.  Telephone:  (907) 474-7483;
Fax: (907) 474-5068; E-mail:  For information on
the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library,
please refer to our home page at: http//

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer and educational institution.  Your application for
employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure
under the Alaska Public Records Act.