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Subject:       NCSU Libraries - Head of Ca
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Vacancy Announcement
Head of Cataloging

North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and nominations
for the position of Head of Cataloging.  The Libraries is positioning itself
as a leader in new information technologies and seeks a Head of Cataloging who
will bring  vision and energy to designing and implementing state-of-the-art
organization of all the Libraries' resources.  These resources include printed
materials, electronic formats, multimedia,  Internet resources, and a broad
spectrum of architectural drawings, photographs, graphics, and manuscripts in
Special Collections.    Printed materials include a large government documents
collection slated for online control and access. The Cataloging Department was
recently reorganized to strengthen client services, special projects,  and
research and development activities. The Libraries' online catalog runs on DRA
software.  In addition to the online catalog, the Libraries provides access to
over 60 electronic databases as well as electronic journals and other Internet


Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Collection
Management, Organization, and Preservation, oversees the supervision,
evaluation, training, and professional development of a department of thirty
staff, including eight librarians. Management responsibilities include setting
goals, providing direction, and communicating priorities; establishing and
revising policies and procedures; streamlining workflows; coordinating units
within the department; and coordinating the work of the department with the
rest of the Libraries.  Assesses department's resource needs, prepares hourly
wage and equipment budget requests and monitors expenditures.  Encourages
continuing education and professional development, and creates an environment
supportive of high performance. Participates in the NCSU Libraries' strong
culture of team management.  Plays a central role in the Libraries'
organization of Internet resources, and coordinates department's activities
related to the delivery of information and resources via a variety of
electronic means.  Explores innovative ways to use technology, including the
evaluation and incorporation of vendor-produced catalog records and
enhancements to existing records.   Participates in library-wide planning and
serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.  Is active
professionally and contributes to developments in the field.


Required:       ALA-accredited MLS.  Minimum five years of successful
experience in technical services in an academic or research library; minimum
five years cataloging experience. Excellent leadership, managerial, and
planning skills.  Demonstrated ability to engage staff in the process of
change, especially in the organization of information in electronic formats.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.   Experience with technical
services operations in a networked environment.  Direct experience with MARC
formats, AACR2, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, and a
major national bibliographic utility.  Solid understanding of and commitment
to cataloging standards and guidelines, authority control, and the maintenance
of high-quality data in an automated, user-oriented environment.  Experience
with integrated library systems; demonstrated ability to work in a networked
environment and communicate with other departments.  Progressively responsible
experience with personnel management, planning, and budgeting.  Experience
with teams and consensus-building.  Demonstrated commitment to
user-responsiveness.  Demonstrated ability to work with diverse staff at all
levels.  Significant involvement in professional organizations and a record of
continued professional development.
Preferred:      Significant experience in organizing information in electronic
The University and the Libraries
North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh within the Research
Triangle.  This region of North Carolina encompasses one of the nation's
premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research.  The
Raleigh/Durham area was rated by Money  magazine (September 1994) as the "Best
Place to Live in America,"  and by Fortune  (November 1993) as the "Best City
for Knowledge Workers."  The area offers outstanding opportunities for
professional growth and an exceptional quality of life.

As one of the nation's outstanding land-grant universities, NC State offers
degrees through the Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences,
Management, Education and Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Forest Resources,
Textiles, and the School of Design.  As the largest academic institution in
the state, NCSU enrolls 27,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 53
fields of study.  The university ranks eighth nationally in research support
from private industry and ninth in the number of patents awarded.

The library system consists of a central library and branch libraries for
design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, and maintains an
affiliation with a separately administered learning resources library and
African-American Cultural Center reading room .  With a staff of 300 FTE, the
Libraries has over 2.5 million volumes in its collection, and acquires more
than 21,000 current serials, and a total annual budget in excess of $17
million, with over $7 million allocated to collections.

The NCSU Libraries is a founding member of SOLINET and a member of the
Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries.
Together with Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, NCSU founded the Triangle Research Libraries Network, a cooperative
effort of distinction among four major universities with combined resources
approaching 12 million volumes, and collections budgets totaling more than $22

Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, not
less than $47,500 for this position.  Librarians at NCSU have academic status
without tenure or rank.  Benefits include:  26 days vacation; health insurance
(comprehensive major medical or HMO), and TIAA/CREF, state, or other
retirement options.  Additional and optional dental, life, disability,
deferred compensation, and legal plans are available.  Tuition waiver program
for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available.

Recruiting Schedule
Position available immediately.  Review of applications will begin December
16, 1996.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date above to receive full

To apply, send cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional
references to:   Wendy L. Scott, Office of Personnel Services; Box 7111, NCSU
Libraries;  Raleigh, NC  27695-7111

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Jennifer O'Brien
Assistant Librarian, Office of Personnel Services
NCSU Libraries
Box 7111
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695-7111
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