Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions, University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor, MI

The University of Michigan Law Library seeks a Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions Services. The Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions Services leads, manages, supervises and coordinates the work of the Cataloging & Acquisitions Services Unit, including recommending staffing levels and work schedules; hiring, training, evaluating and supervising those who work in the Unit; directing and coordinating the work of the Unit; setting Unit policies and procedures and coordinating work with leaders of other units and subunits; participating in library management as a member of the Law Library Management Team and the Management Advisory Group; and serving on and/or chairing library-wide committees and working groups.

The Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of all unit functions including cataloging, classification, authority control, record loaders and database maintenance functions; cataloging and classification performed by outside vendors; manipulating and extracting data from the Law Library’s Innovative Interfaces library management system (LMS); cost-effective and timely acquisition of legal materials in all formats and languages for the collection; implementing and tracking cancellations for cost savings; reporting to the Director regarding all aspects of the collection budget; providing monthly, annual, and financial reports requiring an in-depth understanding of all aspects of relevant library records and systems; electronic resource acquisition, administration, and licensing work; taking a lead role in monitoring and modifying approval plans; and monitoring and keeping up with new initiatives and technologies related to cataloging and acquisitions work.

For more information about the position and application procedures, visit http://www.law.umich.edu/library/info/jobs/Pages/Head-Cataloging-Acquisitions.aspx.

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