Tech Svs Opportunities -- Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA Marcia Tuttle 02 Mar 1999 23:41 UTC

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Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 14:23:50 -0800
From: Laurie McBride <lmcbride@SPL.ORG>
Subject: Tech Svs Opportunities--Seattle, WA

Dear Colleague:
The Seattle Public Library, one of the most dynamic public
libraries in the nation, is seeking top-notch candidates for two
positions in our Technical Services Division. Attached is brief
description of the two positions we are currently recruiting for.
We would appreciate your sharing the enclosed job bulletin with
anyone you believe might be qualified and interested in applying
for these positions.  Thank you, in advance, for any assistance
you are able to provide.


These are exciting times for the Seattle Public Library (SPL).
We are in the midst of major growth and expansion in technology,
collections and capital projects, thanks to the voters of
Seattle, our Foundation and Friends, and recent major donor
gifts.  In the coming year, SPL�s materials budget will grow by
millions of dollars.  Currently, our Technical Services Division
has two opportunities for employment: Technical Services Manager
and Catalog Librarian.  Below is more information about each

Technical Services Manager (Mg. Lib. I)
Full-time position --- Pay range: $53,602 - $65,042
Job Posting # 99-14
Closes at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, March 23, 1999

The Technical Services Manager supervises the staff responsible
for the Library�s bibliographic database, including acquisitions,
cataloging, and processing.  The incumbent will plan, organize
and direct technical services staff and operations to ensure
optimum workflow.  This position coordinates cataloging and
authority control, bibliographic maintenance, and physical
processing.   The Technical Services Manager will report to the
Director of Technical and Collections Services, and act for the
Director in her absence.  This position will also work closely
with Information Technology staff to articulate and resolve
system related problems.

Qualifications for this position include an MLS from an
ALA-accredited library school, or Washington State certification
as a librarian.  In addition, directly related experience which
includes a minimum of three years full-time, recent professional
experience in technical services operations is required.

Catalog Librarian --- Technical Services
Full-time position -- Pay Range: $20.16-$24.47 per hour
Job Posting # 99-15
Closes at 5:30 PM Tuesday, March 23, 1999.

The Catalog Librarian will serve as lead cataloger and source of
technical expertise on cataloging issues.  Duties will require
the incumbent to possess extensive knowledge of current
cataloging standards, including DDC, AACR2 (revised),  LCSH, and
MARC formats for bibliographic and authority data, and ability to
adapt these standards to local library databases.  A critical
component of the job will be the ability to communicate
effectively with Information Technology staff to articulate and
resolve system-related problems.  This position will report to
the Technical Services Manager.

Qualifications for this position include a MLS from an
ALA-accredited library school, or Washington State certification
as a librarian.  In addition, directly related technical
experience which includes at least one year of full-time
professional cataloging experience and various kinds of materials
at all levels of difficulty is required.

Interested?  Please email or call (206)
386-4120 to request an application.  You can also check out more
information about the job openings at our web site (

Seattle Public Library