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The Indiana University Libraries-Bloomington seek an innovative,
experienced, and user-oriented professional to fill the position of Head,
Cataloging Division in the Technical Services Department of the Herman B
Wells Library.  This redefined senior management position has an opportunity
to play a strategic role in transforming the work of the Cataloging Division
to include the development and management of non-MARC metadata creation.
 The successful candidate needs to be able to think broadly about how the
work of technical services can aid learners and assist in the research
endeavors of the university in todayís rapidly changing information

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services, the Head, Cataloging
Division serves as a member of the departmentís senior management team and
provides leadership in strategic planning, administration, and resource
allocation for technical services activities.  The Technical Services
Department consists of two divisions:  Acquisitions and Cataloging.  The
Cataloging Division operations pertain to original and complex copy
cataloging of monographs, continuing resources, audio-visual materials,
maps, electronic resources, and other bibliographic formats in Western
European, Slavic/East European, Middle Eastern, and Chinese/Japanese/Korean
languages.  Division staff actively participate in national programs
including BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO, OCLC Enhance, and National Enhance.  In
addition, the division is responsible for database maintenance, the
coordination of record loads, authority control, and physical processing.
 The Librariesí integrated library system is SirsiDynix Symphony.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Head, Cataloging Division provides strategic and
effective management of the overall Cataloging Divisionís activities,
including non-MARC metadata creation, provision of access to significant
electronic collections, and traditional cataloging of information resources
in all formats and languages. The incumbent manages and develops staff (7
librarians, 3 professional staff, and 32 support staff) during a critical
period for technical services brought about by the changing composition of
research library collections.  This position will play an important role in
positioning the Libraries to support evolving metadata infrastructures.
 S/he will cultivate proactive solutions for issues of bibliographic
description/management and develop short and long-range plans based on an
awareness of current developments and future trends in academic libraries as
well as an ability to think broadly about technical services operations.
 S/he will collaborate with the Digital Library Program and colleagues
across the Libraries to support growing metadata and digital collections

The Head, Cataloging Division ensures that library information resources in
all formats are rapidly and accurately described in the online catalog and
other finding tools so these are available to the Librariesí user community.
 He or she:

   - Plans, organizes, and evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of
   procedures and workflows for creation of library cataloging
   - Provides leadership and management for initiatives and projects in the
   application of metadata
   - Stays abreast of new technology, national developments, and best
   practices in order to integrate these into the Libraries as appropriate
   - Provides leadership in the development and implementation of Kuali OLE
   (Open Library Environment)
   - Manages divisional operations and budgets including the direct
   supervision of two librarians and one professional/administrative appointee
   responsible for overseeing a staff of 42 performing non-MARC metadata
   creation, cataloging, authority control, database maintenance, and physical
   materials processing
   - Assists the Associate Dean for Technical Services and the Head,
   Acquisitions Division with the planning, coordination, and establishment of
   procedural and policy changes as well as the implementation of
   administrative directives
   - Develops and implements cataloging policy within a multi-campus
   - Provides leadership in operational aspects of the Program for
   Cooperative Cataloging on all levels, including BIBCO, CONSER, SACO, and
   - Studies and implements initiatives in consultation with the Associate
   Dean for Technical Services and the Head, Acquisitions Division to deal with
   new/evolving technologies with the goal of using improvements in automation
   to expedite the operations performed within the department

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent
combination of education and experience; minimum of 4 years of increasingly
responsible relevant  supervisory experience in an academic or research
library system; minimum of 5 years professional cataloging and/or metadata
experience; demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and management
and to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change; evidence
of strong planning, organizational, budgetary, analytical and project
management skills; demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules,
standards, and tools such as LCRI, AACR2rev, LCSH (and other controlled
vocabularies), RDA, FRBR, and FRAD and of developments and trends in the
field; knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema (i.e., Dublin
Core, MARC, EAD, TEI, etc.); knowledge of one or more foreign languages
highly desirable; record of innovation and creative problem-solving, with an
interest and involvement in emerging digital information environments;
experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated
library systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; evidence
of an ongoing record of professional development and contribution; ability
to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan,
university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life
insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This is a tenure-track
academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a
full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
Web site:<>

TO APPLY:  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010.  The
position will remain open until filled.  Please send letter of application,
professional vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of six
references to:

Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington has grown from a small state
seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over
42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. With a world-renowned research
reputation, IUB is also known for its innovative academic programs and
attentiveness to undergraduates. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres
and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural
heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The IUB Libraries ( are one of the leading
academic research library systems in North America, having recently been
named the top university library by the Association of College and Research
Libraries.  The Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and
instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information
technologies.  The IU Libraries system consists of eighteen libraries or
units on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a
library at each of the six campuses across the state. The IUB collections
include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and sound
recordings in over 900 languages. The materials support every academic
discipline on campus, with an emphasis in the humanities and social
sciences. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic
journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital
content. The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national
associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center
for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Digital Library Federation (DLF).  In
addition, IUB is a founding member of the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS initiative and
plays a leadership role in the Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment) Project.

Jennifer Chaffin
Director of Human Resources
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 201B
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone:  812-855-8196
Fax:  812-855-2576
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For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in
that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
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Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
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