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Manager, Bibliographic Systems – University of California – California Digital Library (CDL)
Position Number 2110-04

SALARY:  $60,000 to $83,900 per year (midpoint of range)

CLOSE DATE:  September 3, 2004 (reopened August 4, 2004)

ABOUT THE CDL:  The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten University of California campuses for the design, creation, and implementation of innovative systems that support the shared collections of the UC system and its partners.  CDL collections and services support instruction and research throughout the University and include the Melvyl Catalog, abstracting and indexing databases, full-text databases of scholarly publications, the Online Archive of California, patron initiated requesting of print materials and others.  For more information, visit the department's website at California Digital Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The selected candidate, as a member of the Digital Library Services group, will provide program management, coordination and oversight of CDL’s bibliographic services, including the Melvyl Catalog, Request interlibrary loan services, and UC-eLinks reference linking service.  These three services are among the most heavily used of CDL’s services and provide core support for research and teaching.

The position requires substantial innovation and creativity to identify new ways to use bibliographic services to delivery library resources to users’ desktops.  The Manager will lead the migration of the Melvyl Catalog to a major software version upgrade, involving complex communications with the software vendor, coordinate tasks and priorities for technical staff or coordinate priorities generated by the technical staff with other groups, develop a communication strategy for campus library staff end users.

The Manager of Bibliographic Services will be responsible for long term planning for the major bibliographic services, including upgrades, new features, software vendor changes.  In addition, the Manager will be responsible for identifying policy issues and recommending solutions for bibliographic services, subject to review by other groups as needed.

The Manager will also guide the development of new CDL systems, in collaboration with other managers, that are reliant on bibliographic data systems.  Serve as primary contact with software vendor account representatives and development managers instrumental in the delivery of CDL bibliographic systems.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in an appropriate area, such as library and information science or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated success in relevant and complex project management, preferably involving multiple institutions.  Knowledge of digital library technologies, issues, and trends, especially those pertaining to bibliographic systems.  Knowledge of digital library standards for description and access (e.g., TEI, OAI, SGML, XML, HTML, Dublin Core, MARC, etc.) and awareness of best practices.  Knowledge of both traditional library services, for example, interlibrary loan, reference linking, electronic resource management, cataloging of digital materials, electronic document delivery.  Superior oral and written communication skills. Superior management and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.

TO APPLY:  Please apply online at or send a resume and coverletter to UCOP Human Resources/Employment Services, 1111 Franklin Street, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.  Please reference position number 2110-04 in all correspondence.