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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Melissa Groff <mgroff>
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Preservation Cataloger and Projects Manager
Harvard University Library, Weissman Preservation Center
Grade 57

Under the general direction of the Senior Preservation Program
Officer, the incumbent supervises and participates in the day-to-day
activities of the Preservation Projects Team. The team coordinates
preservation reformatting workflows preparing collections for
microfilming and scanning, and ensuring that cataloging records meet
bibliographic standards. The team is about to embark on the 6th in a
series of major preservation microfilming projects, focusing on the
history of science. The work of the team is characterized by
high-volume throughput, accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness. The
Preservation Cataloger and Projects Manager serves as a general
department resource for bibliographic control issues in the Weissman
Preservation Center, and collaborates with staff to develop
preservation projects on behalf of the Harvard University Library

Required education, experience, skills: Master's degree in library
science. Four years experience cataloging monographs and/or serials
in accordance with AACR2, LCRI, CONSER, and LC subject headings.
Minimum two years successful supervisory experience. Strong
organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to establish
priorities and achieve goals; to train, supervise, motivate, and
evaluate staff; to encourage team work; and to plan, organize, and
direct work in a high-production setting. Ability to monitor
budgets; good working knowledge of spreadsheet software. Ability to
analyze and solve problems, and to be flexible and work
collaboratively. Excellent oral and written communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural
documentation. Preferred: Experience in high volume cataloging
operation; familiarity with EAD.

Duties and responsibilities: Manages preservation projects.
Supervises and evaluates minimum of 4 FTE project staff and casual
and student assistants. Hires and trains new staff. Establishes
priorities; plans and directs workflow. Maintains statistics and
prepares reports. Ensures that productivity and quality standards
for all activities are met. Maintains staff manuals documenting
policies, procedures, and guidelines. Collaborates with
bibliographers, senior preservation staff, and digital library
project managers throughout the Harvard University Library to plan
and develop project proposals, work plans, and budgets.

Oversees and participates in the following functions: retrieval of
materials from participating libraries; bibliographic searching in
HOLLIS and OCLC; collation of materials to ascertain completeness;
cataloging, and editing of records for monographs and serials in a
broad range of languages following USMARC, OCLC, CONSER, and HOLLIS
conventions; creation of holdings records for serials following
HOLLIS standards; tracking of materials to and from the HCL
microfilming laboratory; and coordination of post-reformatting
workflow, quality control, and logging of weekly production

Assists with the development of grant proposals to secure support
for complex, large-scale preservation initiatives. Monitors relevant
bibliographic and metadata standards and informs preservation staff
regarding emerging issues. Serves on the Library Collections
Emergency Team.

To apply: Send resume with cover letter and names of three
references to:

    Harvard University Employment Office
    Resume Processing Center, Req. #9531
    11 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

or apply online at <URL:>.

EEO Statement: The Harvard University Library is committed to its
policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Employment and
advancement are based upon merit and availability without regard to
race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national
origin, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Melissa Groff
Harvard University Library
Wadsworth House
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-0370

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:55
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Received on Wednesday, 18 April, 2001

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