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Head of Bibliographic Services

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-

thinking librarian for a tenure-track faculty position responsible for

managing the Bibliographic Services Division. This Division contains

three units (Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials) that together total

four faculty and 20 classified staff. The Bibliographic Services

Division is responsible for the acquisition and organization of all

library resources, including pre-order searching, order placement, and

material receipts; the creation and control of the Library's

bibliographic records; and maintenance of the catalog and the Library's

SFX knowledgebase. The Division also contributes to the creation of

metadata related to digitization projects utilizing CONTENTdm as the

Library's digital management system. The Library participates with 64

other consortial libraries in a shared Endeavor Voyager integrated

library system.

This position works in partnership with and reports to the Associate

Dean for Technical Services. The position interacts with the Library's

administrative office, all library units and divisions, university lab

schools, and state organizations, particularly the Consortium for

Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). Milner Library

faculty members have responsibilities in the areas of librarianship,

scholarship, and service as outlined in Illinois State University

Faculty Appointment, Salary, Promotion and Tenure Policies

( and Milner Library's

Department and College Faculty Status Committees' Criteria for Evaluation,

Promotion, and Tenure.

University and Library: As Illinois' oldest public university, Illinois

State University ( offers an outstanding education

to 17,827 undergraduates in 37 disciplines, and 2,438 graduate students

in diverse master's and doctoral programs. Milner Library supports those

programs with a service-focused staff of 80, an institutional budget of

$8 million, and a collection of over 1.6 million volumes. The integrated

library system (Endeavor Voyager 6.1), OpenURL link resolver (ExLibris

SFX), and federated search product (WebFeat) in use at the Library are

hosted by CARLI. The Library is woven into the fabric of the campus at

every level, appearing repeatedly in the campus strategic plan, the

campus facilities plan, and the campus capital campaign plan - all

evidence of institutional commitment to excellence in its library.

Illinois State is located in Normal/Bloomington, a growing community 2-3

hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops procedures and workflow routines which can be used to

accomplish objectives and improve efficiency of the Division.

Directly supervises four faculty as well as two civil service staff.

Coordinates the activities of the other 18 civil service personnel in

the Division.

Selects, evaluates, and works with library material suppliers.

Performs original cataloging or revision of support staff work.

Works closely with the Collection Management Coordinator, Systems

Coordinator, and the Library's Business Manager.

Stays abreast of new technology, national developments, and best

practices related to acquisitions and knowledge organization.

Assists with planning for digitization projects and coordinating the

creation and maintenance of metadata.

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited


A second advanced degree in library science or a subject discipline is

required for tenure.

Experience in acquisitions and/or cataloging with increasing levels of


Significant supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to

motivate, lead, and mentor staff along with a demonstrated commitment to

staff development.

Demonstrated knowledge of both traditional and electronic acquisitions.

Knowledge of general cataloging forms, processes and techniques, and

familiarity with basic cataloging tools, including AACR2, Library of

Congress Subject Heading practice, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal

Classification systems, and MARC21 formats.

Technical knowledge of and experience working with OCLC, integrated

library systems, and other computer applications used in libraries.

Familiarity with trends in library technology related to acquisitions

and knowledge organization.

Demonstrated ability and experience to plan, manage, and oversee complex

projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with goals of

the division, library, and university.

Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Aptitude for accuracy and detail.

Evidence of strong commitment to customer service

Ability to meet university requirements for tenure, including scholarship

and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

Familiarity with Endeavor's Voyager integrated library system;

Experience working with vendors and preparing RFPs;

Experience with non-MARC metadata schema, standards, best practices, and

their application;

Experience with a digital content management system (e.g. CONTENTdm).

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

24 days vacation and 11 paid holidays per year.

Position Available: February 1, 2007

To Apply: To assure full consideration submit a cover letter, resume, and

names of 3 references to Bibliographic Services Coordinator Search

Committee, Illinois State University, Milner Library, Campus Box 8900,

Normal, IL 61790-8900 or email to Initial review of

applications will begin October 23, 2006 and continue until the position is


Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

university encouraging diversity.

This advertisement will also be available from the Milner Library website at

Sandy Roe

Editor, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Bibliographic Services Librarian

Milner Library

Illinois State University

Normal, IL 61790-8900

phone: 309-438-5039


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