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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Digital Collections Librarian, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Digital Collections Librarian

James Madison University

Libraries & Educational Technologies

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries & Educational Technologies (L&ET) seeks a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented colleague to provide leadership, vision and oversight of JMU Libraries' digital collections. The Digital Collections Librarian will work closely with colleagues across L&ET to ensure that JMU Libraries' digital collections are fully integrated into the Libraries' collections and services. This position will serve as a member of a team of librarians and staff committed to effectively managing, accessing and preserving the Libraries' expanding digital collections, including serving as point person for outreach to faculty, staff and students in the implementation of a digital repository system.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Digital Collections Librarian manages JMU Libraries' locally created digital materials, taking a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections. This position provides strategies for effective management and preservation of library digital assets, informs conversations on scholarly communications and advises students and faculty on best practices for preserving scholarship and digital projects. The Digital Collections Librarian also collaborates with other units in L&ET to plan and implement systems related to digital collections, including repositories and digital asset management systems. 

The successful candidate will establish priorities, manage projects, create workflows and identify digital collection development opportunities as informed by emerging trends and best practices in digital collection creation and management. Working within JMU Libraries' distributed digital collections environment, this position facilitates communication and workflows between staff across L&ET units working on digital projects and ensures internal and external stakeholders remain informed and engaged. This position is also responsible for investigating, planning and managing format conversions and migrations; promoting digital collections; seeking grant funding for digital initiatives and for modeling innovative and flexible solutions that meet the needs of JMU's communities of scholars and researchers. Responsible for a unit of 1 full-time employee and student assistants, reports to the Director of Collections.

Links to JobLink and the full position description can be found on the JMU Libraries employment information page at:


Genya O’Gara

Director of Collections

James Madison University

MSC 1704

Harrisonburg, VA  22807

(540) 568-3366

[LIBJOBS] USA - Salt Lake City - Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian and Digital Metadata Librarian (2 positions)

Mountain West Digital Library: Two Librarian Positions

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks to fill two exciting temporary Librarian positions: Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian and Digital Metadata Librarian. These positions are made possible with recent grant awards to MWDL through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the first national digital library in the U.S. MWDL is one of the first seven service hubs in DPLA's Digital Hubs Pilot Project and has received funding from three national agencies/foundations via DPLA. The purposes of MWDL's participation in the DPLA Project are (1) to provide a digital "on ramp" to memory institutions in the Mountain West region, currently including Utah, Nevada, and southern Idaho, and with partners in Hawaii and Arizona; and (2) to expand MWDL services, improve its service model and funding model for long-term sustainability, sharing the lessons learned with other regional and state collaboratives. These two positions are funded through August 31, 2014, under the DPLA Digital Hubs Pilot Project grants. The positions are Research Librarians (non-tenure track career-line faculty) at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, with rank based on experience and vote of Marriott Library faculty.


·         Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian, Mountain West Digital Library (UALC), full-time temporary
Full description at
Review of applications will begin May 16, 2013

·         Digital Metadata Librarian, Mountain West Digital Library (UALC), half-time temporary
Full description at
Review of applications will begin May 13, 2013



[LIBJOBS] Associate/Assistant Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives (Normal, IL USA)

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Monday, April 29, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Position Announcement: Special Collections Librarian; Athens, OH, USA

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[LIBJOBS] Position Announcement: Special Collections Librarian, Athens Ohio, USA

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[LIBJOBS] Librarian II vacancy in Fayetteville North Carolina



April 29, 2013


Librarian II/State & Local History Manager position #LIB0045


Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center


Fayetteville, NC




Master of Library Science degree (MLS) and 18 months experience as a MLS professional librarian required.  Six months of supervisory experience required.  MLS professional librarian experience in a public library preferred; experience with genealogy and/or family history research resources and methods preferred; experience with archives and preservation of documents is preferred.  Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.


North Carolina Public Library Certification required within 18 months of employment. Must have access to transportation and maintain a valid N.C. driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or obtain and present a valid N.C. driver's license to the Library's Personnel Administrative Assistant for verification within 30 days of employment. Background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.


Provides in-depth genealogy and/or family history research services for the public. Orients and instructs the public and staff in the use of the library's online public access catalog. Supervises, trains, evaluates, and schedules Local & State History and information services staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed, customers are given efficient, prompt, and competent assistance, and pleasant working conditions are maintained. Coordinates scheduling for the second floor information services service desk. Develops and conducts adult programs through the Adult Programming Council. Works with the Librarian II Youth Services to coordinate curriculum-based programming for school visits. Coordinates scheduling for the second floor information services service desk. Develops and presents proscribed training for the system to ensure the library's continued delivery of fast, efficient, and accurate reference services through print and electronic resources. Works with the Training Coordinator to develop and schedule training. Oversees collection development work and purging of obsolete and/or worn materials for the assigned areas within the facility. Selects and recommends for purchase printed, audiovisual and electronic material in assigned subject areas to develop and maintain for public use. Supervises and assists with the development of bibliographic and database indexes and brochures to encourage and help the public find needed information in print and electronic formats. As assigned, supervises facility staff and operations in the absence of the manager. Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, short and long range developments and/or plans. Periodically reviews the Local and State History Scope of Collection statement and updates as needed. Assesses Local and State History collections to recommend resources for digitization projects. Coordinates the digitization process with outside agencies. Participates in appropriate councils and committees, making recommendations for system-wide policies and procedures. Provides in-depth reader's advisory services to the public. Oversees the Local and State History web page on the library's website. Actively serves on the Web Team. Compiles, prepares and maintains reports, records, statistics and budget information for the assigned department. Evaluates services, programming, and materials collection for assigned department to ensure compliance with library's five year plan. Works in collaborative efforts with other community agencies. Maintains awareness of library trends in the delivery of services. Researches, identifies, develops and prepares proposals and applications for public and private grant opportunities. This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks as directed by their manager or supervisor.




We now only accept on-line applications. You may complete the application from our website at Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application. If you wish to submit a resume to be included with your application, you may mail, fax or bring it to our office. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1829, Fayetteville, NC 28301; fax number is: 910-323-6135; our office is located at the Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick Street, Room 25. Computers are available in our office, for those who need access to apply. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM of the closing date of the position.


Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-1580 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail:   or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653; Library website:



CCPL&IC:  2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Services
Dagmar Aerdelman
Administrative Support Specialist (Personnel)
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5000
(Phone #: 910-483-7727 ext.1305

Thursday, April 25, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Job Announcement - Library Technical Services Manager, Rockville, MD, USA

Montgomery College

This is an opportunity to empower students to change their lives and enrich our community.
Montgomery College has endless possibilities!
Montgomery College is a dynamic, diverse institution, with students from over 170 countries, located in a diverse county of nearly one million residents. Montgomery College is committed to equal opportunity.

Job Title: Library Technical Services Manager
Position #: S03812
Grade: M
Location: Rockville Campus
Salary: $66,476.80 - $89,752.00 per year

Posting extended, online applications must be received by Monday, May 27, 2013. ( and scroll down to the Library Technical Services Manager position)

The Montgomery College Libraries have a need for a full time Library Technical Services Manager, position #S03812. Work schedule is Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Job Summary: The Library Technical Services Manager oversees and coordinates the operations and activities of the Libraries centralized Technical Services Department, supporting all aspects and methods of technical services activities for a 3 campus/4 libraries library system. As part of the Library Leadership Group, the Library Technical Services Manager works with and fosters collaborative and collegial work relationships with the Campus Library Managers and develops long term goals and objectives, and strategic directions for the Montgomery College Libraries. The Library Technical Services Manager develops goals and objectives for the Technical Services Department, and implements new and provides oversight to existing systems and technologies. The Library Technical Services Manager's responsibilities are college wide, system related and technical/procedural in nature, and the work involves leading and directing teams of employees in accomplishing the Libraries goals and objectives. The Library Technical Services Manager assists in the development of the annual Libraries budget, oversees expenditures within assigned accounts, and assists in development of plans to effectively utilize Libraries resources. The Library Technical Services Manager oversees the technical aspects of the Montgomery College Libraries electronic resources program, the Libraries cataloging program, and the library collections acquisitions program. The Library Technical Services Manager directly supervises the Electronic Resources and Web Technologies Librarian and Library Technical Services Assistant Supervisor, indirectly supervises a staff of three Library Technical Services Assistants, and has oversight for onsite contracted services (currently includes cataloging and interlibrary loan services).

Required Qualifications:
· Masters in Library Science (M.L.S., M.S.L.S., M.L.I.S.) from an ALA accredited institution.
· Minimum of three years' experience in library management, professional library technical services, and with integrated library systems (preferably Voyager).
· Minimum of two years supervisory experience.
· Knowledge of current trends and new developments in technical services, library systems, and digital library initiatives.
· Knowledge of and experience with systems and tools used by libraries to manage and provide access to electronic resources (i.e., integrated library systems, discovery services).
· Working knowledge of current and emerging acquisitions and serials control best practices.
· Skill in managing budgets.
· Working knowledge of AACR2rev, MARC formats, descriptive cataloging practices, authority control, Library of Congress Classification, and LCSH. Familiarity with RDA, FRBR and other metadata standards.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, team management, leadership, interpersonal, coaching, and team building skills.
· Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Minimum of two years supervisory experience, preference with library staff.
· Experience in managing fund accounting within an integrated library system.
· Experience with licensing for electronic products.
· Familiarity with print, electronic and media publishing markets, evaluation literature and information products.
· Contract management experience.

Application Process:
· Online applications must be received by Monday, May 27, 2013.
( and scroll down to the Library Technical Services Manager position)
· The application process includes 10 steps.
· Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
· For consideration, you must:
1. include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
2. complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4);
3. e-sign your application (Step 9)

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
· Completion of a background check.
· Participation in a retirement plan
· Submission of an official transcript of an earned degree.

Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill.
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free workplace.
For disability related accommodations please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:<> at least two weeks in advance.
Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Tanner Wray
Director of College Libraries and Information Services
Montgomery College Libraries
51 Mannakee Street
Macklin Tower-303J
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 240-567-7101 / Cell: 301-466-7718 / Fax: 240-567-7141

[LIBJOBS] Job Announcement - Library Technical Services Manager, Rockville, MD, USA

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[LIBJOBS] USA-Harrisonburg,VA-Metadata Librarian

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries & Educational Technologies (L&ET) seeks a dynamic, technologically capable individual to provide innovative leadership to the Metadata and Monographic Cataloging Services Unit. The Metadata Librarian will guide the unit through the transition to new metadata schemas and national standards for resource description. Reporting to the Director of Acquisitions & Cataloging, this position will work closely with colleagues across the libraries to ensure optimal discovery of and access to the libraries' collections in all formats and systems. 

Provides leadership for the creation of high quality descriptive, administrative and technical metadata, in both MARC and non-MARC formats, to facilitate discovery of the libraries' print and digital content. Ensures uniform application of standards for resource description, providing interpretation for local monographic collections as required. Monitors trends in national resource description standards and emerging technologies, applying developments as appropriate and informing colleagues of potential impact on local practices. Consults on and assists with the application and interpretation of appropriate metadata schema and workflows with staff engaged in repository and digital collections projects across L&ET. Develops and implements processes, workflows and policies that improve the flow of and timely access to library materials and which are responsive to the needs of library users and other library units. Investigates access-related issues and collaborates with colleagues to implement solutions. Manages projects and initiatives related to access and discovery. Responsible for a unit of 2 full-time employees, 2 wage positions as well as student assistants. Organizes training in basic and/or special metadata implementations to ensure that staff acquire and maintain requisite skills and expertise, including training on appropriate systems. 

Works closely with colleagues in E-Resources/Serials, Monographic Services, Scholarly Content Systems, Special Collections, Digital Collections and other areas to enhance discovery of and reliable access to JMU's collections via the implementation of new technologies and through the associated metadata creation, analysis, enrichment and maintenance. 

Participates in library-wide activities. Serves on L&ET and university committees. Represents the library and the university in a variety of groups and forums.  

ALA Accredited MLS. Demonstrated record of professional engagement and leadership. Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards, schemas and tools (including, but not limited to EAD/EAC, Dublin Core, METS/MODS, VRA Core, BIBFRAME, MARC, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI and LCSH). Knowledge of integrated library systems, discovery tools, digital repository systems and a variety of computer-based resources which support metadata operations (such as MARCEdit, XSLT, SQL, Microsoft Excel, metadata crosswalks, W3C specifications, semantic web). Demonstrated strong written and oral communication abilities. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, project management and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff. Demonstrated commitment to quality library service. Track record of solving problems collaboratively and creatively in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to articulate and promote a vision for resource access and discovery in the evolving world of library collections, diverse digital assets, metadata, discovery and the semantic web. Ability to meet promotion and tenure requirements. 

* * * * * *
Erika Peterson
Director of Media Resources
Carrier Library,  James Madison University
(540) 568-6770

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting- Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. USA

Job: IRC10585

Job Title: Digital Initiatives Librarian

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Organization Name: Copley Library

Brief Description

The University of San Diego's Copley Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and technology-savvy individual for a new library faculty position as Digital Initiatives Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for exploring, building, implementing, assessing, and supporting the Library's digital projects, institutional repository and scholarly communication initiatives. Experience with digitization and preservation efforts and understanding of emerging trends in these areas are essential.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the University Librarian and working under the direction of the University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians and faculty with digital projects and developing and managing the University's institutional repository, based in Copley Library. He/she plans services and standards for digital projects and repository projects and prepares related workflow, long-term preservation and perpetual access documentation and procedures. The Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as the primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the institutional repository. The Digital Initiatives Librarian is expected to support locally created online journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate literary journals, scientific data sets, born-digital documents, and other similar content. He/she works closely with the library faculty and teaching faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property and open access of scholarly output at the University. He/she is responsible for devising and implementing outreach activities regarding promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus. The Digital Initiatives Librarian must have the ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems. A strong commitment to service and user access to information is essential. This position serves as a liaison to one academic department. This is a 12-month tenure-track library faculty position.

Major duties include:

• Develop, manage, promote and assess the University of San Diego digital projects and

institutional repository program

• Provide long-term policies and practices for the University of San Diego digital projects and

institutional repository program

• Support sustainable scholarly communication at the University of San Diego

• Manage and train student assistants and other personnel

• Devise, implement, and lead outreach activities with emphasis on promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus

Job Requirements


• ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree

• Capable of working with the University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian and the Collection Services and Metadata Librarian

• Ability to create and maintain workflows for transferring and ingesting data into the institutional repository

• Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software

• Experience with project management, digital projects, and institutional repository development

• Knowledge of digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices

• Knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management

• Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards

• Ability to stay abreast of new digital project techniques and repository trends and best practices

• Ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds

• Ability to collaborate and work with library faculty and staff as well as faculty in academic


• Ability to work well individually and within a team in an evolving work environment

• Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent presentation and interpersonal skills


• Experience with X/HTML, XML, and XSL

• Two years or more of related experience in an academic library, archives, museum, or other relevant experience

• Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models

• Experience with Microsoft Office products

• Experience with file formats, conversion and software such as Adobe CS

• Supervisory experience

• Understanding of metadata principles and practices such as those found in AACR2, RDA, and other emerging metadata schemes

Additional Details

Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Librarians in Copley Library have faculty appointments and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, service, and otherwise meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria.

USD is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Benefits: Benefits include health care, retirement, and life insurance. USD is a private, Roman Catholic university with over 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's website is

Deadline: Formal review of applications will begin May 23, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. The planned start date is July 1, 2013.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, to include social security verification and federal/county criminal check.

How to Apply

To apply, go to and follow these steps:

1) Click on the link for current faculty openings.

2) Click on the link for IRC 10585.

3) Click Apply Now and register as an applicant.

4) Please upload the following documents (please do not send any additional materials). If you have difficulty uploading any documents, please contact Human Resources at (619) 260-6806 or (619) 260-2725 and reference job posting IRC 10585.

a) Letter of application

b) Resume

c) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, University Librarian, (619) 260-2370,

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting (USA-NC-Raleigh) - Head of Collections Management

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[LIBJOBS] USA - D.C. - Erin Weinmann Librarian

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Eric Weinmann Librarian- Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC
The Folger Shakespeare Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Eric Weinmann Librarian. The Folger, located in Washington, DC,  is a world-renowned research center on Shakespeare and on the early modern age from 1450 to the mid-1700s. The Librarian, a member of the Folger's senior management team,  provides leadership for all library operations, supervising a staff of approximately forty employees in seven areas: collection information services (including acquisitions, cataloging, and photography & digital imaging), conservation, curatorial, exhibition development, reference, research services, and security of the collection. The Librarian administers the Central Library Division and is charged with: strengthening physical, descriptive, and virtual access to, and preservation of, the Library’s extensive holdings; fostering innovation in library services; implementing new technologies; and promoting ongoing staff development and growth. The Librarian manages an annual budget of approximately $3.8M, including–in consultation with the Library’s subject specialists–acquisition expenditures of approximately $1M.
For additional details on this position, requirements, and application instructions please visit our website at  The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


[LIBJOBS] Science Librarian Vacancy at NIST Library, Gaithersburg, MD application close April 30, 2013

The NIST Information Services Office has an opening in the Research Library for a Science Librarian.


Job Announcement Number:  ADMR-2013-0008


Salary Range:  $42,209.00 to $97,333.00/per year

Open Period:  Tuesday April 16 – Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Series & Grade:  ZA-1410-02/03

Duties: Provides comprehensive research and analysis to NIST scientific and technical staff throughout their research and publishing cycles. This position will collaborate with ISO's Lab Liaisons in their research with NIST scientists, in such areas as assessing the impact of their work, identifying the best venues to publish, gathering and analyzing industry data to determine market potential for their discovery and assisting  with their data management. The incumbent will conduct strategic research and impact analyses using a variety of scientific/technical and business resources, as well as citation assessment and visualization tools. The incumbent will be expected to assist the Lab Liaison in all aspects of her/his duties such as  prepare an array of written marketing, instructional, and analysis products in a variety of formats; and speak effectively on a broad range of scientific/technical information and industry topics.

If you are interested or know some someone who is, please apply before the close date April 30, 2013.  Thanks, Rosa


Rosa Liu

Manager, Research Library & Information Program


100 Bureau Drive Stop 2500

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2500

Phone (301)975-2787





Rosa Liu

Manager, Research Library & Information Program


100 Bureau Drive Stop 2500

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2500

Phone (301)975-2787


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Processing & Public Services Archivists, Manhattan, KS, USA

Processing Archivist

Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Processing Archivist.  MLS or graduate degree in archival studies or related advanced subject degree with coursework and experience in archives/manuscripts required as well as demonstrated ability to apply best practices of archival records management.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  EOE. Background check required.

Public Services Archivist

Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Public Services Archivist.  MLS or graduate degree in archival studies or related advanced subject degree with coursework and experience in archives/manuscripts as well as demonstrated ability to apply best practices in providing instruction and outreach programs in a special collections or archives setting required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  EOE. Background check required.

Michelle Bowen, SPHR | Director, Human Resources and Diversity
Kansas State University Libraries | 504J Hale Library | Manhattan, KS  66506 |
| 785-532-5671

Monday, April 22, 2013

[LIBJOBS] USA - Los Angeles - Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Cataloging Supervisor

Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Cataloging Supervisor

Department: UCLA Film & Television Archive

Rank & Salary: Salary and appointment level based on experience and qualifications.

§  Associate Librarian I – VII  ($49,464 – $70,956)

§  Librarian Rank I – IV ($70,956 – $91,140)

Position Availability: Immediately


Candidates applying by May 20, 2013 will be given first consideration.


The UCLA Film & Television Archive seeks an energetic, creative, collaborative, flexible, and forward-thinking individual for the Cataloging Supervisor position that manages the day to day operations of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Cataloging Department.


Description of Institution and Library


One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica.  Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 174 buildings, including the Center for Health Sciences.  UCLA has more than 6,600 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall.  Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 118 undergraduate degree programs and 200 graduate programs and has more than 26,100 undergraduates and 11,900 graduate students.  Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities.  Among the faculty are six Nobel Laureates, four National Medal of Science winners, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and 46 Guggenheim Fellows.  UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education.  As the tenth largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $9 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $6 billion economic impact on the greater Los Angeles region.


Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 8 major libraries and 13 library wide departments and the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian.  In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus.  There are approximately 120 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 350, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees.  The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units.  The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $51 million; more than $9.5 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library.  The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).


The UCLA Film & Television Archive serves a variety of constituencies, including the School of Theater, Film and Television, selected University research projects and programs, outside researchers in many disciplines, the general public, and the film and television industry. The collections of the Archive are broad in scope, designed to serve the teaching, research, and, to some extent, production needs of its many users. The Archive contains around 300,000 motion pictures and television programs, plus 27 million feet (5,000 hours) of newsreel footage, and 40,000 radio programs. When fully staffed, the Cataloging Department fully catalogs approximately 450 titles a year on item-level records, cataloging directly onto Voyager.  In addition, (also when fully staffed) the Department inputs 10,000 minimal level item-level cataloging records into Voyager for all titles newly acquired for the film and television collections, and maintains records already input for these collections.  In 2009-2011, the Cataloging Department has added to Voyager a small but growing number of collection-level records linked to database-derived item-level inventory records (cumulatively, 28 collection-level records, representing 22,785 items represented by collection-level records).  The Cataloging Department is responsible for the bibliographic organization of all materials in the Archive and for consulting with other departments of the Archive concerning the proper organization and use of information.


Position Duties

Under the general direction of the Curator of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, this individual is responsible for day to day management of the Cataloging Department.

Cataloging Department Management


Reporting to the Curator, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:


§  Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates the staff of the Cataloging Department, which is staffed by 1.0 Associate Librarian III, 1.0 Library Assistant III, and .4 Administrative Analyst.

§  Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates cataloging interns from the Department of Information Studies and the Moving Image Archival Studies Program at UCLA, as well as from East Anglia's, New York University's and George Eastman House's archival studies programs.

§  Represents the Cataloging Department at Archive department heads meetings.

§  Serves as a private files liaison to the Library's Advisory Committee on Cataloging and Metadata.

§  Plans for changes in cataloging procedures, works with other Archive staff to determine their cataloging needs, and designs modifications for the Archive's private file on Voyager, as necessary.

§  Designs the web interface to the Archive's catalog, maintains Voyager tags tables that control the correct input of data into Voyager, maintains permissions for all of the Archive staff use of the Voyager Cataloging Client and designs Voyager reports for the rest of the staff to run using Cognos 8 Analyzer software.

§  Maintains a web-based Cataloging Procedure Manual documenting all decisions about item-level and collection-level cataloging practice at the Archive.

§  Trains other members of the staff to search Voyager, edit Voyager records, and run Voyager reports, and advises the Archive's public access staff on the provision of public access to the Archive's private file on Voyager. 

§  Works with the television archivist to help him input records for television materials into Voyager.

§  Oversees the batch loadings of Archive records from Voyager into OCLC Worldcat and maintains the OCLC Worldcat records, reports duplicate records.

§  Catalogs original theatrical motion pictures, newsreels, and both dramatic and factual video recordings and sound recordings, many of them rare or unique materials, using Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Revised Second Edition (AACR2R) and Archival Moving Image Materials, 2nd edition (AMIM2) for bibliographic records, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Resource Description and Access (RDA) for authority records, the LC/NACO authority file and MARC 21.  Provides both genre and topical subject access, and does full authority work, which is submitted to the Name Authorities Cooperative Project (NACO) for inclusion in the LC/NACO authority file. 

§  Works closely with the Library Assistant III in the creation of minimal level inventory records, adds genre and topical subject access, as well as performs full authority work on one or two names per minimal level record. 

§  Supervises all catalog maintenance, including revisions to mislabeled cans containing films and television programs never viewed by staff.

§  Orders books and periodicals for the cataloging reference collection and maintains its security. 

§  Manages all systems work supporting cataloging, supervises the loading of new Voyager and OCLC software, provides access to the latest version of Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Web.

§  Represents the UCLA Film & Television Archive Cataloging Department at various local, national, and international conferences, meetings, and professional organizations.


Required Qualifications


§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science, OR Moving Image Archival Studies Degree, OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree, OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).

§  Subject expertise and/or coursework in film, television, or radio.

§  Knowledge of film and broadcasting history. 

§  Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent public services in an academic or research library.

§  Familiarity with Western European languages sufficient to create readable and concise cataloging records.

§  Knowledge of current information technology as it applies to providing library service.

§  Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.

§  Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.

§  Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills, problem-solving skills, as well as analytical skills, initiative, and demonstrated workflow analysis skills.

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

§  Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.

§  Demonstrated flexibility, initiative and creativity.

§  Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail. 

§  Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population and library users.

§  Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

§  Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, including a flexible approach to working in a rapidly changing environment.

§  Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through participation in local or national committees, research, and/or publication addressing current issues in cataloging and technical services.

§  Experience in the use of Internet-accessible online catalogs.

§  Experience in cataloging moving image materials in all formats.

§  Knowledge of national standards; in particular: the use of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r); Resource Description and Access (RDA); Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification; and MARC21 formats for bibliographic, holdings, and authority data. 

§  Experience with the principles of authority control.

§  Experience with Filemaker Pro database software.

§  Demonstrated comprehension of catalog design principles based on catalog user needs, and of the way that Voyager Cataloging Client records index and display to the public in the OPAC. 

§  Knowledge of trends in automation as they relate to cataloging.


Desired Qualifications


§  Advanced degree in film or television critical studies.

§  Knowledge and understanding of current trends in information technology as they apply to collection development and management and the provision of reference and research services.

§  Experience in managing cataloging in a large, decentralized academic library setting.

§  Record of scholarly research and professional activity and involvement.

§  Technical knowledge of historical and current moving image and sound recording formats both analog and digital. 

§  Experience creating collection-level records for moving image materials.

§  Experience in the use of electronic cataloging support tools: Library of Congress’s Desktop, Classification Plus and/or LC Classification Web. 

§  Experience with the Ex Libris' Voyager Cataloging Client. 

§  Systems experience with Ex Libris' Voyager, such as label design, report design, design of indexes, and the like.

§  Experience with digitalization projects, especially digitalization of moving image materials.

§  Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages. 

§  Supervisory experience.


General Information


Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Application Procedures


Address your application to: Maurita Ploesch, Assistant Director of Academic Human Resources, UCLA Library, Library Human Resources, 22478 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575. 


Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:


Applications should include:

§     a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§     a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§     the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by May 20, 2013 will be given first consideration. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer.  Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.


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