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Position Announcement (Ohio Wesleyan University) Marcia Tuttle 06 Dec 1999 18:05 UTC

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Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 13:01:53 -0500
From: Carol Holliger <chhollig@CC.OWU.EDU>
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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.

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

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 Ohio Wesleyan
University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and actively
encourages the applications of minorities and women.