[Asis-l] Job Posting: Head of Cataloging Services - University at Albany (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Germain, Carol Anne cgermain at albany.edu
Fri Oct 21 10:47:14 EDT 2011

The University at Albany, State University of New York, invites applicants for the following position in the University Libraries - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18:

(Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)

Job posting P11-25504

The University at Albany Libraries seek a creative, highly motivated, flexible leader to manage the Cataloging Services Department, consisting of two academic faculty librarians, four paraprofessional faculty, and student assistant support. Responsible for providing leadership related to facilitation of access to information in all formats in a highly automated and constantly changing environment. Works closely and collaboratively with the heads of other departments in the division (Acquisitions Services; Database Maintenance, Processing and Bindery; and Library Systems), as well as others throughout the Libraries, to ensure efficient workflow and high-quality user experience, set goals, and establish priorities. 

The incumbent will be an experienced leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in cataloging. Under the general supervision of the Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems, s/he provides expertise and leadership in cataloging (including MARC and other schemas); sets priorities and maximizes staff resources for the benefit of the Libraries' users; leads the Department in the evaluation and efficient, innovative use of technologies, including the implementation/management of the cataloging, authorities, and indexing features of the current and future integrated library system; leads ongoing review of departmental policies, procedures and organization; serves as the Libraries' official contact with OCLC; manages the department's student employee budget; collects and analyzes statistics; and supervises two academic librarians.

Minimum Qualifications:
*	Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent 
*	Minimum of 5 years increasingly responsible, substantive positions in libraries 
*	Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience, including experience working with staff of differing skill and educational levels 
*	Demonstrated experience in metadata management including authority control, the Anglo-American Cataloging rules, Library of Congress classification, MARC formats, integrated library systems, library automation, and OPAC design 
*	Knowledge of evolving standards, trends and issues in bibliographic metadata, digital media and inter-relationships between information systems 
*	Familiarity with XML, schema development, and related software 
*	Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire staff 
*	Commitment to quality cataloging and enthusiasm for the goals and process of cataloging 
*	Strong analytical, organizational, communication, planning and budget management skills 
*	Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries and to lead effective teams and manage change 
*	Familiarity with at least one Western European language other than English 
*	Experience collecting, summarizing, and presenting statistical data 
*	Demonstrated strong service orientation 

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience in any of the following:
*	Implementing/managing the technical aspects of integrated library systems, preferably ALEPH 
*	UNIX programming and an understanding of client-side/server-side configurations and issues 
*	Metadata development 
*	Electronic resource management 
*	Digital initiatives 
*	Working in a unionized environment 
*	Grant writing 
For additional information, including application instructions, please go to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=27186

Application deadline (revised): November 18, 2011

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Carol Anne Germain 
Information Literacy Librarian
University at Albany, LI 141A
cgermain at albany.edu

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