Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY
One of the world's leading research libraries, Yale University Library is a full partner in teaching, research, and learning at Yale and is visited by scholars from around the world. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including approximately thirteen million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in twenty-two buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. To learn more about Yale University Library and its collections and services, visit http://www.library.yale.edu/.
Yale’s Science and Social Science Libraries and University Information Technology Services are currently engaged in planning the creation of a combined information commons herein referred to as the Science-Social Science Library (SSSL) to serve the University’s science and social science academic programs and two new proposed undergraduate colleges. The new facility will provide high level technology services in partnership with library information services and is expected to open by 2012.
The distributed Science Libraries include the Kline Science Library, the Sterling Chemistry Library, the Engineering and Applied Science Library, the Geology Library, and the Mathematics Library. For additional information, you may view the Yale University Science Libraries web site: http://www.library.yale.edu/
The Science-Social Science Head of Technical Services leads Technical Services for the Science and Social Science Libraries. Oversees the ordering, receiving, paying, bibliographic control, binding, and preservation for Library materials in all formats (electronic, print, data) in the Science and Social Science Libraries, and provides supervision for technical services staff in the aforementioned libraries.
The Science-Social Science Head of Technical Services works as a member of a team providing information services in a distributed, innovative, and technically sophisticated environment, using the Yale University Online Catalog (Orbis based on Endeavor/Voyager ILS) in support of a robust electronic collection and an excellent historical paper-based collection. Provides leadership for a staff of 13 FTE and is responsible for training to ensure that policies and procedures, set for technical services within the Yale University Library system, are accurately implemented.
Responsible for acquisitions ordering, payment and receipt; catalog maintenance; serials check-in, renewals, cancellations, and binding; and oversight of in-house preservation. Works collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations, independently with varied user groups in a complex organization, and functions collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment. Collaborates with subject specialists in outreach to the faculty for development of the collections, and participates in planning, policy formulation, and budget recommendations for the SSSL and the distributed Science Libraries. Acts as liaison to the central Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Preservation departments. Contributes to the University Library's planning activities and is expected to be active in library committees.
Manages and coordinates the Science, Social Science, and the distributed science libraries' technical services operations (acquisitions, bibliographic control, serial maintenance, binding, preservation), including direct supervision and training of 13 FTE library assistants and student assistants. Manages the flow of materials between libraries. Works closely with the Yale University Library (YUL) Chief Acquisitions Librarian and the YUL Chief Catalog Librarian, and other designated central technical staff, in the development and implementation of library-wide technical services standards and procedures, in support of access to print and digital materials. Acquires electronic information and data resources in the sciences and social sciences for use by the Yale community; reviews licenses and contracts for appropriate agreements, in cooperation with electronic resources staff as needed. Collaborates with subject specialists in outreach to the faculty for development of the collections. Produces reports related to technical services for quality control, collection development and analysis, etc., from the Library’s integrated library system.
Participates in research and instruction programs. Works collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations, independently with varied user groups in a complex organization, and functions collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment. Participates in planning, policy formulation and budget recommendations for the SSSL and the distributed Science Libraries. Acts as liaison to the central Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Preservation departments. Participates in library planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at the West Campus location in West Haven, CT.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a minimum of two years of professional experience, and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to the rank of Librarian III requires at least five years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Experience with automated acquisitions and cataloging systems.
Demonstrated success supervising staff and administering technical services operations; creative and dynamic leadership and team-building abilities; strong service orientation and problem-solving abilities. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and with others, including vendors, at a wide range of organizational levels, in teams, and in a rapidly changing and demanding environment. Ability to meet deadlines, set priorities and handle multiple priorities.
Commitment to keeping abreast of new developments in information technology and services for the sciences and social sciences. Commitment to ongoing process improvement. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment required. Strong public service orientation required. Excellent analytical, organizational, and management skills. Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communications skills. Familiarity with general bibliographic control principles, including MARC tags, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and authority control. Excellent grasp of domestic and foreign book and serials trade including an appreciation of current developments and trends. Proven expertise in fiscal management and bibliographic control. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
Educational background in the sciences or social sciences; experience with Voyager ILS. Familiarity with public services, including research assistance.
Familiarity with SQL and Microsoft Access. Reading knowledge of a western European language.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 11587BR. Please be sure to reference #11587BR in your cover letter.
BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.