Position announcement: Electronic/Digital Resources Cataloging Librarian (Pennsylvania State University) Marcia Tuttle 20 Aug 2001 13:27 UTC

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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 14:58:48 -0400
From: Robert Alan <roa1@PSULIAS.PSU.EDU>
Subject: Position announcement: Electronic/Digital Resources Cataloging

Electronic/Digital Resources Cataloging Librarian

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks a creative and highly
motivated librarian to provide leadership and expertise for defining and
providing effective access to the Libraries' electronic and digital

Responsibilities: Reporting to the head of the Serials Department, the
successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating access to
electronic and digital resources through cataloging and application of
metadata.  Make recommendations on types of cataloging/metadata required
for effective access to electronic and digital resources.  Provide
leadership in the development of standards, policies and procedures across
Technical Services, with particular responsibility for electronic and
digital resources. Work cooperatively across departmental lines within
Technical Services and throughout the libraries to recommend and implement
standards, policies, procedures, and workflows.  Participate in
national-level cooperative programs, such as NACO.  Serve as a resource
person for faculty and staff throughout the libraries concerning
bibliographic access to library materials, with particular responsibility
for electronic and digital resources.  Monitor and contribute to the
development of national standards regarding the bibliographic control of
electronic and digital resources.  Provide leadership for the formulation
of policies regarding metadata standards, PURLs, the relationship of new
access systems to traditional catalogs, and linkages between various
access systems.  Train Technical Services staff to catalog electronic and
digital resources.  Coordinate and manage initiatives that provide access
to collections of electronic journals, images, electronic books,
electronic theses, data files and other electronic resources.

Qualifications:  Required:  ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree;
minimum of two years of recent cataloging experience; knowledge of AACR2r,
LCSH, LC classification, and USMARC formats; experience in an automated
cataloging environment with a major bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC
or RLIN; familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards
(e.g. TEI, Dublin Core, XML) and initiatives to enhance access to
electronic resources (e.g. CORC); excellent oral and written communication
skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively.  Preferred:
Minimum of 2 years of electronic resources and/or serials cataloging
experience in an academic library.

Salary and benefits:  This is a tenure track faculty position.  Evidence
of potential for tenure and promotion will be considered.  The successful
candidate will be expected to be active in research, scholarship and
service as a faculty member at Penn State.  Salary and rank commensurate
with experience.  Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation;
excellent insurance; State or TIAA/CREF retirement options and educational

Environment:  Penn State, a land-grant institution is a member of the CIC
(Big 10) consortium.  A recent U.S. News & World Report survey ranked Penn
State University at 13th among public universities.  Penn State University
Libraries hold membership in ARL, OCLC, RLG, CRL, and the Digital Library
Federation.  Collections exceed four million volumes.  The University
Libraries are located at University Park and 23 other campuses throughout
Pennsylvania, with about 6,000 faculty and staff and nearly 40,000
students at University Park.  The University Park campus is set in State
College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania.
State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational
facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools.  The campus is
within a half-day drive of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New
Your City, and Pittsburgh.  For more information, visit our website at

To apply:  Send letter of application, resume, and the names and addresses
of three references to Search Committee, Box ERC-PSUL, 511 Paterno
Library, University Park, PA 16802.  Review of applications will begin on
September 18, 2001, and continue until the position is filled.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the
diversity of its workforce.