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Head of Cataloging (Librarian II)

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To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to: William K. Gentz Head, Library Human Resources gentz@pitt.edu Applications received by November 30, 2017 will receive primary consideration. To learn more about the library, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/ Women/Vets/Disabled

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Head of Cataloging (Librarian II)
Department Name 63230-Technical Services
Position Number 0001830
Position Details

The University library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Cataloging, a faculty librarian position in the ULS Technical Services unit. This position report s to the Head of Technical Services.

General Responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for developing, overseeing, and documenting cataloging policies, priorities and procedures for the ULS, and providing leadership and management for the work of the Catalog Management Unit (CMU) in Technical Services. The CM U consists of four faculty librarians and four support staff that receive and catalog materials in all formats and all languages. In addition, the incumbent creates guidelines for copy cataloging done in other units, creates specifications for cataloging special collections, and selects and trains staff to work on special projects. The incumbent works in a collegial manner with colleagues in the ULS and in the Law and Health Sciences libraries, primarily by providing expertise on issues and activities with Pitt’s local Voyager database and database accuracy .

librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes participating in and contributing to depart mental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups and the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues t h at affect research, teaching and learning, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research programs, services and collections .

Qualifications

Required:
MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school
• Minimum of 5 years library experience at the professional level including experience with OCLC, the Library of Congress Classification System and Subject Headings, original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats, bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control and bibliographic record maintenance, and advanced knowledge of MCR2 and RDA cataloging rules
• 3-5 years of supervisory experience
• Strong communication skills
• Demonstrated strong planning and project management skills and experience
• Broad knowledge of cataloging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in an academic library
Preferred:
• Experience with Voyager cataloging operations
• Experience cataloging complicated materials, such as maps, music or foreign language materials
• Reading knowledge of a foreign language
• Demonstrated ability to train staff
• Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into workflows

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/ CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance .

Successful candidate will be hired on a 3-year contract with possibility for renewal.

Application Process

To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:

William K. Gentz
Head, Library Human Resources
gentz@pitt.edu

Applications received by November 30, 2017 will receive primary consideration.

To learn more about the library, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/ Women/Vets/Disabled

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 11/17/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/17/2018
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