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David Van Hoy - [log in to unmask] - MIT - Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking an energetic and innovative librarian to
provide leadership and expertise in the management and development of
cataloging and metadata services.  The Cataloging and Metadata
Services department is newly configured, merging units that were
previously in separate departments.  A recently developed Cataloging
Mission Statement
( )
reflects an expanded concept of cataloging and scope of services. The
department brings together units that carry out monograph and serials
cataloging for a wide range of formats, including print and on-line
resources, maps, GIS, video, and sound recordings.  The Serials
Cataloging Section participates in the CONSER Program. The department
also manages vendor record loading, authorities and catalog
maintenance activities, and SFX linking.  It includes a Metadata Unit
that provides services to MIT customers on a cost-recovery basis.  The
Department Head reports to the Associate Director for Collection

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Department Head will be responsible for
managing traditional services and envisioning new services, sometimes
in collaboration with other Libraries' or Institute initiatives, such
as DSpace, OpenCourseWare, or the SIMILE Project.  He or she will
manage a group of 22 highly competent staff, developing processes and
providing services that best support the needs of the MIT community of
users, and continually monitoring and improving effectiveness.
Outreach to public services librarians and project managers is an
important component of the Department Head's responsibility.  In
addition, he or she will work in close collaboration with the Head of
Acquisitions and Licensing, in a new matrix structure, to facilitate
communication and decision-making across departments. The successful
candidate will be a competent, flexible manager, with an interest in
working in an environment that provides opportunities for shaping
future directions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree. Seven to
ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, preferably
in a research university environment. A record of successful
management and supervisory responsibility.  Excellent interpersonal
and communication skills.  Evidence of leadership potential.

HIRING SALARY:  $70000 minimum.  Actual salary based on qualifications
and experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND PROCEDURE:  Review of resumes will begin
January 7, 2004. Send cover letter, resume, and names and addresses of
three references to: Search Committee for Head, Cataloging and
Metadata Services, MIT Libraries, Room 14S-324, 77 Massachusetts Ave.,
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307.  Applications may also be sent via fax
(617-253-0583) or e-mail ( [log in to unmask] - please note position title
in subject line).

The MIT Libraries include five major subject libraries (architecture
and planning; engineering; humanities; science; management and social
sciences) and several branch libraries in more specialized subject
areas.  The Libraries hold more than 2.7 million printed volumes, and
extensive collections in other physical formats.  Over 300 digital
databases and over 4500 electronic journals are licensed for access on
the Institute's network.  The Libraries utlilize Ex Libris' Aleph
system as its public Web-based catalog and as the support system for
user service and processing functions.  The Libraries' webpage
( ) presents information about library
services, as well as access to information resources through the
staff-designed Vera interface. MIT Libraries maintain membership in
the Association of Research Libraries, the Boston Library Consortium,
and OCLC through NELINET, as well as in EDUCAUSE, the Coalition of
Networked Information, and the Digital Library Federation.

MIT offers excellent benefits a choice of health plans, a dental plan,
retirement plan, and tuition assistance.  The MIT Libraries affords a
flexible and collegial working environment and fosters professional
growth of its staff with management training and travel funding for
professional meetings.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its
community and particularly encourages applications from qualified
women and ethnic minority candidates.