Job opening: Social Sciences Cataloger (Stanford University) -- Kay Teel Stephen D. Clark 22 Jun 2000 14:04 UTC
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Job opening: Social Sciences Cataloger (Stanford University) Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 14:39:01 -0700 From: Kay Teel <firstname.lastname@example.org> Position Title: Social Sciences Cataloger (Search re-opened) Classification: Assistant or Associate Librarian Assistant Librarian salary range: $36,300 - $43,600 Associate Librarian salary range: $41,800 - $50,200 Compensation will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. Location: Catalog Department Responsible to: Coordinator, MARC Unit General Description: Responsible for the original cataloging at the appropriate level of material in the social sciences both to accommodate dynamic needs of collection development and to satisfy the Department's commitment to the prevention of backlog development. Emphasis placed on professional judgment and broad subject interest, both intra and extra-mural. Strong knowledge of at least one Western European language essential; German or Spanish preferred. Duties: 1.Performs original cataloging of social science material according to AACR2 cataloging rules and local department policies and procedures in a variety of Western European languages. 2.Participates in the NACO and BIBCO programs as appropriate in support of Catalog Department objectives. 3.Curiosity and commitment to learn and make use of emerging technologies. 4.Contributes to the intellectual and research environment of Stanford University through active participation on Stanford University Library committees, communication with relevant curators, awareness and sensitivity to use of OPAC metadata by University patrons, and interest in campus intellectual life. 5.Tracks and participates in national cataloging developments related to the social sciences and personal interests. 6.Supervises the work of the paraprofessional assigned to this subject area. 7.May be assigned expert partner duties. 8.Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: 1.Thorough familiarity with cataloging procedures and principles as defined in AACR2, the MARC bibliographic record, and the Holdings and Authorities formats. 2.Academic background in the Social Sciences or related fields. 3.Advanced knowledge of at least one modern, Western European language; German or Spanish strongly preferred. 4.Professional interest in search engines, metadata concepts, and emerging technologies. 5.Excellent analytic and problem solving skills. 6.High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows, word processing, spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email, Internet, Integrated Library Systems). 7.Ability to work independently and as a team member in a dynamic environment on a variety of simultaneous workflows. 8.Ability to lead and supervise others in a positive and constructive fashion emphasizing the team approach, as well as the ability to work with a diverse group. 9.Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity. 10.Very good oral and written communication skills. 11.Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, or its recognized equivalent. Applications: A letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to: Joanna K. Dyla Coordinator, MARC Unit Catalog Department Stanford University Libraries Stanford, CA 94305-6004 Priority will be given to applications submitted by June 30, 2000. Stanford is committed to the principles of diversity and encourages applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.