Position Announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian -- Yvonne Lee Stephen D. Clark 28 Jun 2000 17:45 UTC

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Subject: Position Announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian - PVL
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 11:47:11 -0500
From: Yvonne Lee <ylee@library.wisc.edu>
Organization: University of Wisconsin - GLS

PVL # 37728

Central Technical Services of the General Library System on the
University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is seeking applications for the
position of Electronic Resources Librarian, a full-time academic staff
appointment.  Salary is $33,906 minimum.  Benefits include 22 vacation
days, sick leave, group health and life insurance and state retirement
plan.  This position will work closely with Central Technical Services
staff, particularly managers and original catalogers, with subject
specialists in the General Library System, and with library

QUALIFICATIONS:  REQUIRED:  MLS from an ALA accredited program.
Thorough familiarity with cataloging procedures and principles as
defined in AACR2,the MARC bibliographic record, and the Holdings and
Authorities formats.  At least one year experience in a library or
related environment.  Demonstrated knowledge of national or
international metadata schemes.  Ability to work independently and as a
team member in a dynamic environment on a variety of simultaneous
workflows.  Excellent oral and written communications skills.  DESIRED:
Experience working with publishers of electronic resources.  Experience
with library acquisitions processes and license review and application.
Experience with electronic texts and image databases.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:  The Electronic Resources Librarian will be a split
appointment reporting to the Head of the Humanities Department of
Central Technical Services and the Acquisitions Coordinator.  This
person will provide leadership in areas associated with intellectual
access that involve descriptions of electronic resources.  The Librarian
will maintain a high level of expertise related to metadata and will
assist in the development of policies and procedures related to
electronic resources.

Cataloging Responsibilities:  Organize access to the growing number of
networked information resources and catalog materials in a variety of
formats.  Serve as University of Wisconsin-Madison representative to
OCLC CORC participating in the development of this product and also
contributing records.  Act as a resource person to Central Technical
Services staff in the application of metadata schemas as Dublin Core,
TEI, and locally.  Investigate and participate in the implementation of
solutions for providing bibliographic control for all types of
electronic resources, e.g. serial aggregators or locally created
content. Monitor trends in metadata issues and keep library staff
informed of key developments.  Assist in the development of local
policies and procedures in support of consistent and standardized
treatment for metadata.

Acquisitions Responsibilities:  Assist in the reviewing of licenses,
especially for serial aggregators, in consultation with the CTS
Acquisitions Coordinator.  Act as liaison with the vendors during the
process of considering and purchasing a product, relaying questions,
determining pricing options, and bringing relevant information back to
the library staff.  Work with various library units to coordinate and
facilitate cooperative efforts in providing access to electronic

Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, email
addresses, fax and phone numbers of three references to Sandra Guthrie,
Personnel Director, 365 Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison,
WI  53706-1494.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by July 28, 2000.
For more information contact Sandra Guthrie at 608/262-8190 or email