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Position Announcement (Cynthia D. Clark) Stephen Clark 23 Mar 1999 20:37 UTC

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Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 09:08:36 -0800
From: "Cynthia D. Clark" <cclark@SUN1.LIB.UCI.EDU>
Subject: Position Announcement

                        HEAD, CATALOG DEPARTMENT


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


* 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
* 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


* Familiarity with developing standards for bibliographic
of electronic resources, including emerging metadata standards.
* Advanced knowledge of the application of technology to bibliographic
* Familiarity with MeSH, NLM, and/or government documents classification


* 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 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 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:; 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,
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