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This ad posted July 6, 2006

The University Libraries
University of California, Riverside

Two Department Head Positions

The University of California, Riverside Libraries seeks 2 experienced, innovative, and service-oriented individuals to lead the Libraries' Acquisitions and Cataloging/Metadata Services departments. The UCR Libraries is a member of ARL, and is comprised of 5 facilities housing more than 2,000,000 volumes, 20,000 electronic journals, and 1,700,000 microformats. The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic staff of 39 FTE librarians and 124 support personnel in continuing to build and make available research collections of excellence within an expanding and diverse university.

Head, Acquisitions Department
Reporting to the AUL for collections and scholarly communications, the head of acquisitions assumes responsibility for the overall management of the acquisitions department currently with one professional position and 15 support staff. Provides leadership for all acquisitions activities which include ordering, receiving, fund accounting, invoicing, claiming, approval processing, serials receipt and check-in, and gift processing. Oversees the successful acquisition of materials in all formats, including electronic resources working within an annual budget of $5.4 million. Maintains and evaluates vendor relationships, performance, innovation, to guide acquisitions processes and to determine impact. Maintains knowledge of publishing trends. Works collaboratively with the heads of the cataloging/metadata services and collection development departments and the AUL for collections and scholarly communications to set priorities, allocate resources, conduct analyses, and in general oversee and plan for the integration of the functions of technical services and enhancement of collection access. Works collaboratively with UC colleagues system-wide in consortial resource-sharing initiatives. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS with at least 5 years of professional experience managing an acquisitions department or major components of acquisitions functions preferably in an academic research library; extensive acquisitions experience with an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces or equivalent); significant personnel management experience; experience with acquisition of electronic resources; knowledge of latest trends in acquisitions among research libraries; knowledge of publishing industry trends; and excellent oral and written communication skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with implementation of electronic resources and working in a consortial environment.

Head, Cataloging/Metadata Services Department
Reporting to the AUL for collections and scholarly communications, assumes responsibility for the overall management of the cataloging/metadata services department which consists of 3 librarians and 11 support staff. Provides leadership for the department in an environment of anticipated change. Maintains knowledgeable staff. Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures for the bibliographic control of a diverse variety of materials in all formats. Administers operations for original and copy cataloging of print, nonprint, metadata, electronic monographs and serials, and database maintenance. Directs the workflow of the department to accomplish its tasks. Works collaboratively with the heads of the acquisitions and collection development departments, and the AUL for collections and scholarly communications to set priorities, allocate resources, develop plans, policies, and practices to enhance access and use of library resources in all locations. Works collaboratively and creatively with UC system-wide initiatives to create an innovative cataloging environment. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum of 5 years of post-MLS professional experience in cataloging; experience with a bibliographic utility (preferably OCLC) and Innovative Interfaces or similar integrated library system; mastery of AACR2, national standards and practices; record of increased management responsibilities; experience with the application of metadata schemes to organize and provide access to digital collections; commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and responsiveness to clients; and excellent oral and written communication skills. PREFERRED: Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment; experience with vendor-supplied catalog records and working in a consortial planning environment.

Salary and benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $46,932-$93,624. Appointment at rank of Associate Librarian II-Librarian V or MSP Series depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.

Application Information: Positions available immediately. Review of applications will begin Aug. 21 and will continue until the positions are filled. Send nominations and applications with letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience, resume, and the names and contact information of at least 3 references to: David Rios, Director of Library Personnel, University of California Riverside, University Libraries, POB 5900, Riverside, CA 92517; fax 951-827-2255; email david.rios@ucr.edu.

About the University of California Riverside: The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is one of 10 campuses of the University of California System generally recognized as the preeminent public university system in the world. The 1,200-acre, park-like Riverside campus is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs. UCR is strongly committed to diversity, and is experiencing rapid growth in graduate programs, research, and professional schools. UCR is a Carnegie RU/VH institution (Carnegie Research Universities-very high research activity) and land-grant university and its many specialized research centers and Institutes such as UC Mexus, Center for Ideas and Society, and Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering contribute to a dynamic environment. The City of Riverside (pop. 260,000) and the surrounding communities of Southern California (pop. 3.4 million), including Los Angeles, Temecula, Palm Springs, etc., offer a variety of cultural, intellectual, and recreational activities. Riverside enjoys a moderate cost of living and offers one of the best housing values in California.

Additional information about the UCR Libraries can be viewed through the library's homepage at library.ucr.edu. A copy of the full job announcement is available at library.ucr.edu/employment/.

The University of California is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.