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Posted: Monday, February 5, 2018 4:09 PM

Position Focus:
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, and as a member of the core leadership team of Yale University Library (YUL) Technical Services, the Director of Monographic Processing Services provides leadership and operations management for the full spectrum of the technical services processing performed in YUL Technical Services for YUL monographic library resources in all formats. The Director works synergistically with the Director of Electronic Resources and Serials Management and the Director of Resource Discovery Services to advance the transformational realignment of YUL Technical Services with Library and University goals that began in the departmental reorganization that launched this year (
Essential Duties
**Strategic Direction and Oversight**
1. Provides strategic direction, vision and leadership for the Monographic Processing Services Department and for monographic processing policies across YUL. Operationalizes YUL strategic priorities and goals within the department specifically and YUL Technical Services generally.
2. Leads all operational aspects of the Monographic Processing Services Department, including acquisitions and cataloging, as well as budget administration, human resources and assessment. Creates and implements strategies that assure services are delivered in an accurate and effective manner in accordance with relevant best practices. Achieves high levels of user satisfaction by demonstrating quality and quantity effectiveness relative to benchmarks.
3. Works to transform the department into a leading example of service delivery in close partnership with the Director of Electronic Resources and Serials Management and the Director of Resource Discovery Services in YUL Technical Services and in collaboration with other YUL departments.
**Service and Operational Excellence**
1. Develops, implements and communicates departmental and individual performance goals to measure and monitor user service and to ensure that YUL users receive optimal services that meet their collection and resource discovery needs.
2. Engages with stakeholders to understand their perspectives on the services and value being delivered.
3. Directs stakeholder service strategies to optimize resources and redesign work processes while providing the best possible service.
4. Develops sourcing strategies for monographic processing functions.
**Change Leadership**
1. Leads the ongoing evolution, refinement, and strengthening of the department to support YUL s mission and strategic goals. Directs major change initiatives in response to evolving user demands and technological and technical services innovation.
2. Collaborates with leaders from other YUL and campus units to create and refine the framework for the delivery of monographic processing services.
3. Stays abreast of leading practices and operationalizes related service improvement initiatives.
4. Manages relationships among people, processes and technology to ensure successful change implementation.
**Talent and Organizational Development**
1. Creates a compelling vision for the department, demonstrates flexibility in approach and motivates others to achieve desired results.
2. Manages, selects, develops and trains a high performing workforce and fosters an environment that values diversity and individuality. Promotes a culture of continuous learning and personal development to build a high performing organization and to attract top talent.
3. Creates a positive work environment that fosters team and individual performance while enhancing accountability.
Required Education and Experience
1. Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school. In selected cases a graduate degree in a related subject field may be substituted.
2. Professional experience as a librarian in an academic or research library or similar institution.
3. Demonstrated strong functional leadership experience, technical services knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge to build a responsive, innovative technical services program and related services.
4. Demonstrated experience in creating a compelling service vision to meet known or anticipated needs, exhibiting flexibility and scalability in approach and motivating others to achieve desired results. Demonstrated experience in designing and coordinating transformational initiatives and bringing them to timely and successful implementation. Demonstrated experience in attracting, retaining, motivating and managing exceptional talent in an evolving work environment.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Master s degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or a graduate degree in a related subject and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience as a librarian in an academic or research library or similar institution.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to others in an academic or research library or similar institution to drive results and deliver operational excellence.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing. Listens to others and effectively comprehends information. Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building and maintaining effective relationships, both internally and externally.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
High degree of integrity, tact and ability to influence others while remaining diplomatic. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 8 years' experience in administrative leadership in an academic or research library or similar institution. Experience in managing acquisitions and cataloging operations in such an institution. Experience in the creative integration of automated and manual technical services processes. Knowledge of and experience with funds management. Experience managing a unionized workforce.
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*Original Posting Date:* 09-Sep-2017
*Supervisory Organization:* Library - Technical Services Administration
*STARS Requisition number:* 45845BR
*University Job Title:* Director of Monographic Processing Services
*Posting Position Title:* Director of Monographic Processing Services
*Bargaining Unit:* None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
*Time Type:* Full time
*Duration Type:* Regular
*Compensation Grade:* Library
*Compensation Grade Profile:* Librarian (00)
*Work Location:* University Library System
*Worksite Address:* 344 Winchester Avenue New Haven, CT 06511
*Work Week:* Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
*Total # of hours to be worked:* 37.5


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