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  Head Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata Services Department

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    The General Libraries--The University of Texas at Austin
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    Head Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata Services Department The General Libraries -- The University of Texas at Austin The Head Librarian is responsible for managing the operations of the Cataloging and Metadata Services Department which includes original and copy cataloging for serials, monographs, music, media and electronic formats; bibliographic maintenance; and end processing. The Department is composed of 10 librarians and 36.5 FTE classified staff with eight staff reporting directly to the Head Librarian. All of the cataloging units reside physically in the Cataloging Department except for the Benson Latin American Serials Unit, which is located in the Benson Latin American Collection. The Department catalogs for the Perry Castaneda Library, the Undergraduate Library, the Benson Latin American Collection, the Center for American History and nine branch libraries. It is primarily responsible for cataloging and preparing approximately 100,000 titles annually in various formats and languages. The Department is part of the General Libraries Technical Services Division and reports to the Assistant Director for Technical Services. The Department is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and contributes to BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, and SACO. It is responsible for original and copy cataloging of monographic and serial titles in print, microform, and electronic formats for all Roman and non-Roman alphabet languages as well as for acquisition and bindery preparation of Latin American serials. Cataloging is done in accordance with AACR2r, LCRI, LCSH, LC classification, MARC and other metadata schema. Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program; at least five years experience cataloging a variety of formats, using MARC21, AACRr, LCSH and LC classification; at least three years of current or recent supervisory experience; experience working with a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellent planning, leadership, communication and supervisory skills and experience in an academic or research library and in a complex library network environment. Substantial and progressively responsible experience with planning, budgeting, and personnel management. Familiarity with current trends and developments in cataloging, including metadata schema and emerging standards. Experience with an integrated library system. Knowledge of cataloging and automated systems sufficient to take an active role in implementing a new integrated library system and associated workflow changes. Experience with national cataloging standards, and issues and trends in technical services and automation, including the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. Working knowledge of several languages. Successful candidates will display evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness and a proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently. Salary and Benefits: $55,000-$65,000 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available. Recruiting Schedule: To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by October 1, 2004. Interested candidates must complete an online Application of Employment at http://www.utexas.edu/hr/empl/getting_started.html. Please refer to job posting number 04-08-04-01-0080 and follow applicant instructions given online which includes submitting the following additional materials: a letter of interest, a full resume, a statement of salary requirements and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three professional references. Send these additional materials to Carol Johnson (c-johnson@mail.utexas.edu), The University of Texas at Austin, The General Libraries, P.O. Box P, Austin, Texas 78713-8916. An email confirmation will be sent within 1-2 working days to candidates who have submitted both the online application and who have emailed the additional materials as instructed. The General Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups. For more information, see UT Library Online (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/). An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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