This announcement can be found also on the Web at: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/jobs/svachdcatmetadata.html 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 ( http://macfadden.mit.edu:9500/colserv/mission/catmission.htm ) 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 Services. 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 ( http://libraries.mit.edu/ ) 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.