Manager, Monographic Cataloging Latin Script Unit

Connecticut, US
15 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University Job Title

Manager, Monographic Cataloging Latin Script Unit

Bargaining Unit

None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

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Librarian (00)

Work Location

University Library System

Worksite Address

344 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

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Position Focus:

Yale University seeks a dynamic and collaborative manager to lead the Monographic Cataloging (Latin Script) Unit and to join our team of innovative technical services professionals.  The manager of this unit is instrumental in developing and maintaining workflows and best practices for the original cataloging and the integrated receipt and copy cataloging of monographic resources in the Latin script for Yale University Library.  The successful candidate will lead a group of four librarians and five catalog assistants, fostering open communication and encouraging professional development in the group.  The successful candidate will also work closely with other managers in Monographic Processing Services, as well as their staff, to analyze processes and related statistics, and to participate in strategic planning.  This is an exceptional opportunity for a librarian motivated by the purposeful application of staff skills, technology, and best practices to serve the resource needs of research library users.  This role also offers the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in initiatives, such as those involving linked data and identity management, where Yale Library is working with its peers to develop sustainable models for library services.

The position works closely with other units in Technical Services and its partner departments to support and improve access to monographic resources, in some cases traveling to other Yale Library locations to participate in specialty cataloging.  The incumbent will participate in establishing library and university metadata practices in light of evolving international standards and best practices; recommend and implement improvements to existing tools and workflows; provide technical services expertise internally to library staff and externally to the Yale community and colleagues in the profession; keep abreast of key trends in technical services practice, particularly in cataloging and metadata, as well as trends in other fields that can inform cataloging and metadata practice.  In this role, the manager represents Technical Services, Yale Library, and Yale University, in a variety of capacities on committees and other groups, both within and outside of Yale.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 2 or 3 based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at :

Essential Duties

  1. Establishes and maintains quality and consistency in workflows for the original cataloging and the integrated receipt and copy cataloging of monographic resources in multiple formats in the Latin script. 
  2. Hires, trains, evaluates, and sets annual goals for unit staff.  
  3. Provides assistance and expertise for cataloging operations throughout the library.  In collaboration with stakeholders and the Director of Monographic Processing Services, develops best practices, policies, and procedures for managing and ensuring high quality cataloging for monographic resources in multiple formats.
  4. Makes recommendations for staffing and level of expertise needed for monographic processing units.
  5. Serves as one of the library’s main points of contact regarding cataloging needs and assessment.
  6. Plays active role in projects and initiatives with technical services components as assigned.
  7. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
  8. Fiscal year-end vacation restrictions apply.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Two years of professional experience, accomplishments and demonstrated supervisory experience, including training and staff development.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Two years of professional experience, accomplishments and demonstrated supervisory experience, including training and staff development. Appointment to the Librarian 3 rank requires at least five years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Experience managing library technical services operations. Demonstrated knowledge of current cataloging and authority control practices. Experience with use of integrated library systems.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to plan, implement, and assess the effectiveness of library programs, projects and services. Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including large-group presentations. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills. Ability and adaptability needed to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated knowledge of one or more Western European languages. References indicating reliability and professional activity in the cataloging areas of library science. Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated knowledge of linked data best practices and data management tools such as MarcEdit and Open Refine.  NACO independent.  Demonstrated record of leading interdepartmental projects and bringing them to a successful conclusion in a timely fashion.

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