The Head of Monographs Acquisitions / Cataloging provides leadership, supervision and planning for a staff of seven FTE and one faculty librarian.
The candidate is responsible for the management of firm order monographic purchasing as well as creating and maintaining access to the materials via the library’s online catalog. This position works closely with the Libraries’ Business Manager on budget planning, statistics and audit requirements and reports directly to the Associate Dean for WVU Libraries.
The successful candidate will oversee daily departmental activities in database management, authority control, bindery, license negotiation, invoice payment, and the management of ledger expenditures and fund allocations. The candidate will also manage the receipt and processing of gift books. This position will set goals and priorities for the Acquisitions and Cataloging departments as well as plan for future departmental needs which include but are not limited to; review and design of workflows and providing training and assistance to the department. The candidate will work with bibliographers to provide support for placement of requests, collection management, and on issues related to the bibliographic database. The candidate will also be responsible for communicating with vendors, publishers, and their representatives to successfully obtain materials for the WVU Libraries’ collections. Finally, the Head will write and submit reports for use by departmental staff, the Libraries administration and University administration to address the activities of the Monograph Acquisitions and Cataloging department.
• MLS from an ALA accredited institution
• 5 years post MLS experience including a minimum of 2 years
• Working knowledge of OCLC Connexion and ILS systems
• Working knowledge of basic library ordering, financial procedures, library acquisitions systems, and patron driven acquisitions (PDA) programs
• Working knowledge of national and international standards for
cataloging and classification as applied to all bibliographic formats
including but not limited to: AACR2R, LCRI, LCC, DDC, LCSH
RDA, and LC-PCC PS
• Knowledge of metadata schemas including but not limited to: MODS,
Dublin Core, and METS
• Current knowledge of industry practices, trends, issues in technology
used in library technical services
• Knowledge of overall technical services operations and how those
functions work within the library as a whole.
• Strong service orientation
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Ability to manage a large and diverse staff
• Ability to manage a variety of tasks
Desired qualifications: Familiarity with ExLibris Voyager, Connexion Client, Microsoft Excel, and MarcEdit. Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment.
The WVU Libraries have a Voyager online integrated library system, and currently use DLXS to manage digital projects. WVU is currently moving to an implementation of the open source product Hydra to manage digital projects.
The candidate must have demonstrated leadership ability and technical expertise to investigate and apply both traditional and innovative methods for organizing the Library’s information resources.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. To be certain they will be considered, applications and nominations should be provided by Dec. 4, 2013.
Rank and salary are dependent on post-MLS experience and credentials.
Submit a vita and cover letter to LibraryDeanOffice@mail.wvu.edu
West Virginia University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution