Position Announcement (Cynthia D. Clark) Stephen Clark 23 Mar 1999 20:37 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 09:08:36 -0800 From: "Cynthia D. Clark" <cclark@SUN1.LIB.UCI.EDU> Subject: Position Announcement HEAD, CATALOG DEPARTMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services, the Head, Catalog Department is responsible for overall management and supervision of the Catalog Department, including planning, implementing and evaluating operations, setting priorities, and evaluating staff. With other Catalog Department managers, the Head defines cataloging policies and procedures in keeping with the national standards and current best practices in the documentation of workflows, policies and assignments. Participates in the leadership of the Technical Services division and the Libraries by attending management meetings and working collaboratively with other managers and employees throughout the Libraries. May participate in collaborative efforts among the University of California libraries including the newly created California Digital Library. QUALIFICATIONS Required: * Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution. * At least five recent years of progressively responsible professional cataloging experience using online systems, preferably in more than one academic or research institution. * Demonstrated extensive knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, MARC formats, LC classification schedules. * Demonstrated success in personnel management, including the ability to engage staff in continual process improvement and professional growth. * Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills. * Demonstrated abilities in planning and creative problem-solving. * Strong collegial and interpersonal skills and the ability to participate as a member of the departmental management team and to direct the work of the cataloging teams in a culturally diverse environment. * Extensive experience with bibliographic utilities (OCLC or RLIN), desktop applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet software, Cataloger's Desktop, Classification Plus), and integrated library systems. * Significant involvement and understanding of current issues affecting cataloging on the national and international level; broad knowledge of trends in technical services. * Record of professional growth, scholarship, and/or service that meets the University of California criteria for the advancement and promotion of librarians. Preferred: * Familiarity with developing standards for bibliographic control of electronic resources, including emerging metadata standards. * Advanced knowledge of the application of technology to bibliographic control. * Familiarity with MeSH, NLM, and/or government documents classification systems. Desired: * Experience working with library material vendors or bibliographic utilities in establishing catalog-ready workflows. * Experience with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. INNOPAC system. * Experience cataloging non-English materials. THE CATALOG DEPARTMENT The Catalog Department is responsible for cataloging approximately 30,000 items annually including monographs, serials, AV, music, computer files, electronic resources, and government publications for all subjects and languages. Including the Department Head, the staff includes 6 librarians, 19 full-time library assistants and a varying number of student assistants. The Department consists of four sections: Monograph and Multimedia, Serials, Maintenance, and East Asian. The Department uses OCLC for cataloging and the Innovative Interfaces Inc. INNOPAC system as the Libraries' OPAC. Current projects include cataloging of government publications and internet resources. THE LIBRARIES The UCI Libraries consist of the Main Library, the Science Library, and the Medical Center Library. The Main Library primarily serves the Schools of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Social Ecology, the Graduate School of Management, the Department of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Science Library primarily serves the College of Medicine and the Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and the Department of Information and Computer Science. The Medical Center Library serves the UCI Medical Center, located in Orange, 12 miles from the main campus. The UCI Libraries' organization includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments. The library collection, supported by a budget of $4.5 million, consists of approximately 2 million volumes and 19,000 current serial titles, a substantial microform collection, and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. In addition to the local INNOPAC integrated library system, the Libraries participate in the University of California MELVYL System. The UCI Libraries are a member of a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Librarians at the University of California, Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians are periodically subject to peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity. They are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, one day per month sick leave, reductions in incidental fees, and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group life and health insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary. SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $43,332 - $60,636 (Associate Librarian III - Librarian III). DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications received by April 15th will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. TO APPLY: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names of three references to: Judy Kaufman, Assistant University Librarian, Personnel and Administration, UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557. e-mail: email@example.com; voice (949) 824-4716; confidential fax (949) 824-1288. Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired. This position description is listed at http://sun3.lib.uci.edu/~vacancy/, with links to the UCI Libraries Home Page and to additional websites featuring campus and community information. *MELVYL is a registered trademark of the Regents of the University of California. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIVERSITY.