Manager, Monographic Ordering & Copy Cataloging - New Haven - job 635716

Yale University

Date: 02/23/2021

City: New Haven, Connecticut

Employment type: Full-time

Essential Duties

  1. Ordering and Accessioning Leadership• Hires, trains, evaluates, and mentors Clerical & Technical staff in the Monographic Ordering and Copy Cataloging Unit within the Monographic Processing Services area.• In response to user needs, leads unit process and workflow changes taking into account related departmental and organizational activities.• Assesses ordering activity throughout the library. In collaboration with the Director of Monographic Processing Services, develops best practices, policies, and procedures for effectively stewarding the procurement of collection materials.• Provides guidance and expertise for print monograph accession operations and individual e-book acquisitions throughout the library. Works closely and collegially with library stakeholders and the Director of Monographic Processing Services to develop best practices, policies, and procedures for effectively stewarding the accession and copy cataloging of print monographic materials.• Makes recommendations for staffing needs and the levels of expertise needed for ordering units.2. Approval Plan Expertise• Serves as the library's point of contact for major U.S., Canadian, and European approval plan vendors. Coordinates with subject specialists (selectors, curators, et al) on the development of approval plan profiles. Communicates with selectors and vendors about desired changes to approval plans. Monitors technical specifications for shelf-ready processing.• Ensures that vendors adhere to profiles. Works closely with subject specialists and the Manager of the Monograph Support Team to monitor approval plan activity. Identifies reasons for duplication against other plans and orders, making appropriate adjustments to avoid further duplication.• Works closely with the Director of Monographic Processing Services and the Director of Collection Development to develop best practices, policies, procedures, and documentation related to approval plans and approval plan materials.3. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.4. Year-end vacation restrictions apply.

Required Education and Experience

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a minimum oftwo years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to thelibrarian rank. Experience managing library technical services. Two or more years of demonstrated supervisory experience, including training and staff development.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

Yale University Library seeks a dynamic and collaborative manager to lead the Monographic Ordering and Copy Cataloging Unit. The successful candidate will guide the unit in the overall management of orders and approval plans. These orders comprise a variety of formats, including e-books. The person in this role also oversees the receipt and copy cataloging of diverse material from a variety of international sources; keeps abreast of trends in technical services, including acquisitions and cataloging, to enable the local application of innovative developments in the field; and analyzes trends in publishing and pricing, as well as vendor technologies and software developments, as they relate to library resource fund management, budget analysis, and ordering.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 2 to Librarian 3. Librarian ranking information can be found at .

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Demonstrated ability in metadata analysis and processing tools such as MarcEdit.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

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