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Position Announcement Revised: Acq. & Cataloging, U. Texas, El Paso Sebastian Diaz 29 Jan 2001 21:26 UTC

Corrected Job Announcement (date corrected on review of applications)


Responsible for the oversight of two Technical Service areas: Acquisitions
and Cataloging.  Responsible for day-to-day management of both areas,
including supervising staff, establishing and implementing procedures, and
monitoring workflow and output.  Reviews all original cataloging, oversees
materials budget, interacts with book and serials vendors.  Catalogs
materials as needed.  Will participate in departmental and library-wide
projects.  Is a member of the Department Heads Group.

REQUIRED:  M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library school.  Subject masters
degree desirable.  Minimum three years of cataloging experience, in a
professional position, preferably in an academic library.  Working
knowledge of all MARC formats, AACR2r, and LCSH/LC classification
schedules. Experience in electronic products, examples: OCLC, Cataloger's
Desktop, linking to additional utilities, bibliographic services from
vendor, ordering/payment services from vendors.  Supervisory experience,
preferably of full-time staff.  Familiarity with automated cataloging
systems.  Must meet basic computer competencies.  Serials cataloging
experience. Experience with name, subject, and series authority control.
Original cataloging of foreign language materials. Familiarity with
national issues and trends in cataloging, acquisitions, and developing
online catalogs. Budgeting experience.  Monographic or serials
acquisitions experience.

SKILLS:  Good interpersonal skills, with ability to interact successfully
with library patrons, professional colleagues, and all levels of staffing.
Good written and oral communications skills.  Proficiency in use of online
cataloging skills and CD-ROM products.  Microcomputer skills, especially
word processing and spreadsheets, desirable.  Working knowledge of at
least one modern European non-English language, Spanish preferred.
Ability to plan and organize.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a commuter campus, with over 15,000
students and 700 faculty.  The modern, six floors Library building houses
a centralized collection of over 800,000 volumes.  Staff consists of 24
professionals, 46 support staff, and 108 student assistants.  El Paso,
located on the U.S. Mexico border, offers a unique bi-cultural
environment, low cost of living, year-round sunshine, mild winter climate,
beautiful mountain sunrises and sunsets, and provides easy access to
Mexico, New Mexico and Arizona.

More information about the Library and the University may be found at the
Library's Home page:

SALARY/BENEFITS: Minimum $47,000.  Benefits include group medical/life
insurance and choice of retirement plans.  Texas has no state income tax.

TO APPLY: Send letter of application, resume, and the names/telephone
numbers of three references to Lydia Limas, Administrative Assistant,
University of Texas at El Paso, Library Administration Rm 316, El Paso,
Texas 79968-0582.  Review of applications begins March 15, 2001 and
continues until the position is filled.

The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation in employment
or the provision of services.

Sebastian Diaz Jr.
Head, Administrative Services-Library
University of Texas at El Paso
Phone (915) 747-6721
Fax (915) 747-5345