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Position Announcement: Catalog Librarian, Southern Ill. University Linda Hulbert 29 Jan 2001 21:26 UTC

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Technical and Access Services Department


TITLE/RANK: Catalog Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of
print and non-print materials, including electronic resources as part of
the OCLC CORC Project, according to AACR2-R, LCRI, LCSH, MFHD and CONSER
and other relevant national standards. Develops comprehensive
bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification
numbers according to Library of Congress practice, and inputs holdings
into OCLC and DRA according to the MARC Format for Holdings Data. The
incumbent will also participate in authority control and resolve
inconsistencies in serials holdings.

Works collaboratively with other technical services staff and provides
leadership and direction in achieving departmental and library goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

Perform original and adaptive cataloging in all formats, including
serials, utilizing OCLC and DRA. Participate in reclassification and
retrospective conversion projects.  Resolve database maintenance problems
and provide direction and support to nonprofessional staff in performing
maintenance routines.  Establish authoritative form for headings in DRA.
Maintain knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated
bibliographic access. Participate in developing, documenting, and
implementing cataloging policies and procedures.  Meet the requirements
for tenure and promotion.

TERM OF CONTRACT: Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month,
tenure-track, continuing contract. Contract available: March 1, 2001.

SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a
minimum salary of $40,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an A.L.A accredited library school;
minimum of two years cataloging experience in an academic library
utilizing LCSH and LCC; experience with OCLC or similar bibliographic
utility; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a
production-oriented environment; experience with an automated integrated
library system; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as
well as a strong service orientation. QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: working
knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings Data; experience with DRA;
experience with serials cataloging.

UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is
twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The University is
situated on 2600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs, a few miles
from the Mississippi River. As a premiere metropolitan university, SIUE is
the first choice of a diverse pool of applicants and boasts a student body
of more than 12,000.

Library and Information Services manages Lovejoy Library, Academic
Computing (including responsibility for interactive video distance
education technology), and Audiovisual Services. Lovejoy Library maintains
a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than
6500 print and digital serials and periodicals. Additional information
regarding the Library and University can be found at the web site:


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Until position is filled.


Jay Starratt, Dean of Library and Information Services
Catalog Librarian Search
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063

As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment
opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex,
national origin, or disability. Applications from women and minority
groups are especially encouraged.

Linda Hulbert, MLS MAPA
  Technical and Access Services Librarian
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library
Box 1063
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1063

618 650-2779  fax 618 650-3732

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