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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 11:06:37 -0400
From: Rick Block <rjb57@COLUMBIA.EDU>
Subject: Position Available: Columbia University

Columbia University

Serials Cataloger,
Original and Special Materials Cataloging Department

The Columbia University Libraries seek a serials cataloger with strong
analytical and problem-solving skills. Reporting to the Head of Original
and Special Materials Cataloging, the incumbent will provide full (or
other appropriate level) original cataloging for new serial titles in a
variety of print, non-print and digital formats in all subject areas. This
position has responsibility for resolving problems and inconsistencies in
bibliographic and holding records, deciding on appropriate bibliographic
treatment of materials, and participating in library-wide planning and
workflow design for serials processing. It also includes assigning,
training and revising two support staff members involved in copy
cataloging for serials; reviewing NACO series headings; overseeing serials
catalog maintenance (withdrawals, transfers and reclass) and special
projects; liaison work with the Serials Acquisition Services Department;
and  keeping abreast of methods, guidelines, and approaches for the
bibliographic control of serials. Catalogers contribute to planning,
policy and procedure development.

The Original and Special Materials Cataloging Department (14.5
professionals and 12 support staff) provides cataloging for all serials,
non-book formats and electronic resources, and specialized materials such
as rare books, Middle East languages, art and architecture, as well as
original cataloging for all subjects and formats. The Libraries currently
receive over 60,000 serial titles and participate in CONSER.

Requirements are: accredited MLS; excellent knowledge of serials
cataloging using AACR2R, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, LC
Subject Headings and Classification, MARC tagging, and bibliographic
utilities including RLIN and OCLC; good oral and verbal communication
skills; good organization skills; excellent problem-solving and
analytical skills; a knowledge of one foreign language; and an aptitude
for complex, analytical and detailed work. Highly desirable qualifications
include: previous serials cataloging experience at a professional level;
previous CONSER experience; experience in procedure development and
writing documentation; knowledge of a second foreign language; and
previous supervisory experience.

Salary ranges (which will increase 7/1/00) are currently: Librarian I:
$37,500 - $46,875;  Librarian II:  $39,500 - $53,325; Librarian III:
$42,500 - $63,750. Excellent benefits include assistance with University
housing and tuition exemption for self and family.

Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers
of three references, to:  Jane Hunt, Human Resources Office, Box 18 Butler
Library, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York,  NY  10027.
Cover letter must specify Job #UL70100011; please include email address in
cover letter. Screening of applications will begin 7/1/00.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Rick J. Block
Head, Original and Special Materials Cataloging
Columbia University
102A Butler Library
535 W. 114th St., MC 1111
New York, NY 10027

Voice: (212) 854-2237
FAX:   (212) 854-5167