Position Announcement (Ohio Wesleyan University) Marcia Tuttle 06 Dec 1999 18:05 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 13:01:53 -0500 From: Carol Holliger <chhollig@CC.OWU.EDU> Subject: Position Announcement (Ohio)/Repost ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES AND HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES. Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a creative, experienced, future-oriented, and flexible team-minded librarian to be responsible for the overall management and supervision of the Technical Services Department. The department includes cataloging, acquisitions, serials, collection development, authority control, maintenance of database, and a shared Innovative Interfaces online integrated library system. Reports to the Director of Libraries. Member of the library's management and planning team. Coordinates collection development activities. Plans, implements, and evaluates operations, sets priorities, and evaluates staff. Develops policies and procedures relating to cataloging and related bibliographic control functions. Performs original cataloging and classification and advanced copy cataloging of all materials types, including books, serials, maps, videos, CD-ROM, other electronic resources, and rare and Special Collections materials, using AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, LC subject headings and classification, OCLC, and Innovative Interfaces online catalog. Oversees the training and scheduling of departmental personnel. Prepares and manages acquisitions and departmental budget as well as completes management and statistical reports. Represents the library by serving on college committees, by serving as library liaison with specific departments, and by participating in local and statewide consortia. Participates in the reference rotation schedule six-day hours a week and some week-ends when school is in session. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. A minimum of three years' post-MLS professional cataloging experience in an academic library and two years management and/or supervisory experience. Extensive knowledge of AACR2, MARC, LC classification, and LCSH; experience with an integrated online library syste m and with a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC. Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of cataloging and current issues affecting cataloging as well as the ability to use and integrate technology into the workflow. Experience with acquisitions, collection development, and budget management. Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills for initiating plans and carrying out projects. Experience with microcomputer applications e.g., word processing, database, and spreadsheet. Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Skilled in fostering a cooperative working environment and managing change. Knowledge of reference sources. Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively and self-motivated. Superior collegial and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. PREFERRED QUALIFCATIONS: Highly desirable a second master's degree in a subject discipline. Experience working with the Innovative Interfaces online integrated library system; OCLC searching and cataloging functions; library material vendors; and PC hardware and software troubleshooting in a networked environment. Knowledge of emerging metadata standards. Familiarity with current licensing issues involving electronic resources. Advanced knowledge of the application of technology to bibliographic control. SALARY: This is a twelve-month administrative faculty position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range $43,000-$48,000, excellent fringe benefits package. TO APPLY: Send application letter addressing qualifications, resume/VITA, unofficial copy of MLS transcript (official transcript needed before appointment), names, addresses, phone numbers of three recent professional references, separate statement of applicant's philosophy of library service as it relates to technical services in an academic institution to Dr. Theresa Byrd, Director of Libraries, 43 University Avenue, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH 43015. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Priority deadline for this position is December 31, 1999; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, private liberal arts college located twenty miles north of Columbus, Ohio. The main library and its three branch libraries support an undergraduate curriculum and cocurricular activities in a teaching library environment, serving a resident student population of 1,930 and a faculty of 130. For more information about the library and the position description, please visit our Home Page at http://www.owu.edu/~librweb/. Ohio Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and actively encourages the applications of minorities and women.