Position Announcement: Texas A&M, Electronic Resources Cataloger Marcia Tuttle 06 Sep 2001 15:51 UTC

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Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 10:12:23 -0500
From: Lisa Furubotten <LFURUBOT@lib-gw.tamu.edu>


Electronic Resources Cataloger

Texas A&M University General Libraries invites both entry level and
experienced candidates to apply for the new position of Electronic
Resources Cataloger.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the head of Serials Cataloging, the
successful candidate is expected to collaborate in the cataloging and
processing of electronic resources in all subject areas, including
cataloging remote and direct access titles, and in formulating standards,
policies and procedures related to the cataloging of electronic/digital
resources.  The incumbent will contribute original and complex copy
cataloging for electronic resources and other formats as needed;
participate in the PCC programs according to established guidelines; and
participate in library committees, task forces, and special projects,
particularly those related to cataloging, metadata, and bibliographic
control. Texas A&M librarians are expected to participate in library wide
planning and professional activities appropriate to their position. Other
duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Required:  Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library
program or international equivalent; cataloging or indexing coursework
beyond the basic or introductory level or academic library cataloging
experience; knowledge of and ability to apply Anglo-American Cataloging
Rules, LCRI, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 coding, etc. in the cataloging of
electronic serials and integrating resources; current awareness of
national trends and developments in cataloging, metadata standards and
information retrieval; demonstrated interest in cataloging electronic
resources, serials and integrating resources; strong communication and
interpersonal skills; ability to work collegially in a team setting;
potential for fulfilling the University's requirements for tenure and
promotion; and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse

Preferred:  Cataloging experience in an academic library or serials
acquisitions experience; demonstrated proficiency with microcomputer
applications, including experience with electronic information resources;
working knowledge of serials and electronic resources cataloging
procedures and principles, including CONSER standards; reading knowledge
of at least one European language and facility in working with other
western languages; experience with OCLC or other major bibliographic
utility; experience with integrated library system; knowledge of Dublin
Core and CORC; experience with standards such as MARC, HTML and SGML;
knowledge of NACO, SACO and BIBCO procedures.

Environment: Texas A&M University is ranked 18th in the U.S. News and
World Report Top National Public Universities. Founded in 1876, Texas A&M
University provides a dynamic learning environment steeped in tradition.
It is a land, sea, and space-grant institution that is home to a variety
of cultural events, premier research facilities, and world-renowned
scholars. With a current enrollment of 44,038, it is the nation's third
largest university.

At the heart of A&M's educational mission is the Texas A&M University
Libraries, which are the University's principal research and information
centers. A member of ARL, the Texas A&M University Libraries are the
University's principal research and information centers providing 2.6
million volumes, 4.7 million microforms, 29,600 current print journal
subscriptions, 3,500 electronic journal subscriptions and over 200
databases. There is a total staff of 248, including 73 librarians with
full faculty status. Librarians work in a sophisticated online environment
utilizing Voyager and a full range of automated information retrieval
services. The Texas A&M University Libraries rank 4th among ARL libraries
in spending on electronic resources.

The Cataloging Department catalogs approximately 50,000 titles and 90,000
volumes per year, with an increasing number of electronic resources being
processed.  Texas A&M University is a participant in the NACO, SACO and
BIBCO components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.  It is
planning on beginning participation in the CONSER component within the
next year.

Texas A&M plays a fundamental part in the economics, culture, and history
of the twin cities of College Station and Bryan. The campus is only a few
hours drive from the attractions and sources of recreation of the Texas
Hill Country, the Piney Woods of East Texas, and the Texas Gulf Coast.
Nearby are Houston's Johnson Space Center, Galveston's Moody Gardens and
historic Strand district, Austin's vibrant music scene, San Antonio's
River Walk, and many ways to experience the state's rich cultural
heritage.  For more information, visit the Texas A&M University's web page
at http://www.tamu.edu.

Benefits & Salary: Minimum $33,500 for 12 months. Comprehensive benefits
package; choice of retirement programs; and no state or local income tax.
College Station/Bryan has the lowest cost of living for any metropolitan
area in the country, 14% below average.

Application Deadline: Position is available immediately. Review of
applications begins August 15, 2001 and will continue until the position
is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and names, telephone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references to Ms.
Jacque Halverson, Head, Personnel Operations, Evans Library, Texas A&M
University, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000. An Equal

 Employer. TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who
will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community.

For more information about the university consult the following Web site:
http://library.tamu.edu/; about Texas A&M University Libraries and
Departments consult http://library.tamu.edu/departme.html; about the
community consult http://www.ci.college-station.tx.us/ and

Lisa Furubotten
Head, Serials Cataloging
Texas A&M University General Libraries