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Position Announcement -- Principal Original Cataloger, JHU (David Reynolds) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 09 Jul 2001 13:30 UTC

Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 08:56:54 -0400
From: David Reynolds <davidr@JHU.EDU>
Subject: Position announcement--Principal Original Cataloger--Johns Hopkins
Original-recipient: rfc822;ERCELAA@CTRVAX.VANDERBILT.EDU


The Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Principal Original Cataloger
to provide leadership and expertise in creating appropriate access to the
library's collections as well as in coordinating current cataloging
policies and  practices with developing national standards and shifting
local needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent, reporting to the Head of
Cataloging, is responsible for original cataloging of monographs
representing a variety of formats, languages, subjects, and levels of
difficulty. Supervises  nonbook copy cataloging,  including cataloging of
microforms, videos, and cassettes.  Maintains a high-level working
knowledge of national and international cataloging standards and
practices. Participates actively in local and national discussions through
professional development and service activities. The successful candidate
for this position will have strong collaborative and collegial skills with
a personal commitment to responsive and innovative service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Accredited MLS. Three years original cataloging
experience, including some nonbook  experience. Working knowledge of
current national cataloging standards (e.g.,AACR2r, LC subject headings
and classification, and the USMARC formats). Reading knowledge of at least
one Western European foreign language. Experience with computer
applications in libraries, including a local automated system and one of
the national bibliographic utilities. Excellent communication and training
skills.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong
organizational skills. Aptitude for complex, analytical work with
attention to detail. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Flexibility and
initiative in carrying out assignments in response to changing
environment. Ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and
library goals are realized. Ability to work effectively in a
production-oriented environment with  a demonstrated commitment to
professional growth and development. PREFERRED: Supervisory and/or NACO

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position
is filled. Send resume, indicating JOB #S01-3585 on cover letter, along
with 3 professional references  to: Johns Hopkins University, Homewood
Human Resources, 119 Garland Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD
21218; fax 410-516-2314; email:, Approximate starting
salary range: $40,094 - $45,606. Excellent benefits, including tuition
remission, in a smoke-free/drug-free environment. A strategic goal of the
libraries is to work towards achieving diversity when recruiting new and
promoting existing staff. The libraries prize initiative, creativity,
professionalism, and teamwork. AA/EOE.

David Reynolds                        Voice:  (410) 516-7759
Serials and Nonbook                   FAX:    (410) 516-8684
Cataloging Coordinator                E-mail:
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD   21218-2683