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Position Available: Columbia University -- Rick Block Stephen Clark 01 Apr 2002 16:13 UTC

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Subject: Position Available: Columbia University
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 10:23:56 -0500
From: Rick Block <rjb57@COLUMBIA.EDU>

Catalog Librarian, Original and Special Materials Cataloging Department.

The Columbia University Libraries seek a cataloger with strong
and problem-solving skills to catalog serials, monographs and electronic
resources. Reporting to the Head of Original and Special Materials
Cataloging, the incumbent will provide full (or other appropriate level)
original cataloging in a variety  of print, non-print and digital
in a variety of subject areas. This position will provide back-up and
assistance to the serials cataloger and other catalog librarians as
needed. The position also hires, trains and supervises one support staff
member involved in copy cataloging of serials. The Libraries participate
in BIBCO, CONSER, NACO and SACO.  Catalogers contribute to planning,
policy and procedure development and are expected to keep abreast of
methods, guidelines, and approaches for the bibliographic control of
library materials.

Columbia's extensive digital library activities provide many
opportunities for catalogers to work in non-traditional ways with
colleagues in special collections, academic computing, Electronic
Publishing Initiative at Columbia and the Center for Research in
Information Access. The Original and Special Materials Cataloging
Department (14.5 professionals and 12 support staff) provides cataloging
for all serials, non-book formats and electronic resources, and
specialized materials such as rare books, Middle East languages, art and
architecture, as well as original cataloging for all subjects and
formats. The Libraries currently receive over 60,000 serial titles and
provide access to over 7,000 electronic journals.

Requirements are: accredited MLS or equivalent; working knowledge of
cataloging principles and procedures including AACR2R, LC Subject
and Classification, and MARC 21 formats; previous serials cataloging
experience at a professional level; working knowledge of standard
bibliographic and other reference tools; strong working knowledge in two
European languages; broad subject background; and familiarity with a
of automated processing activities. Additional requirements include:
effective verbal and written communication skills; experience in
development and writing documentation; good organization skills; and
aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work. Highly desirable
qualifications include: previous CONSER experience; experience with OCLC
and/or RLIN; experience in a large research library; previous
experience; and demonstrated interest in the issues and standards
to metadata.

Salary ranges for the position are: Librarian I: $40,600 -$50,750;
Librarian II: $42,600 - $57,510; Librarian III: $45,600 - $68,400;
Librarian IV: $50,600 - $73,370. We offer excellent benefits including
assistance with university housing and tuition exemption for self and
family. One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia
provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique
intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village,
Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural
richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in
collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive
electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are
to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. Please send
your resume, listing names, addresses and phone numbers of three
references, to Gail Anderson, Human Resources Office, Box 18 Butler
Library, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New  York, New York
10027. Cover letter must specify Job Search #UL 70101038 and include
e-mail address. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the
position is filled.

Rick J. Block
Head, Original and Special Materials Cataloging
Columbia University
102A Butler Library
535 W. 114th St., MC 1111
New York, NY 10027

Voice: (212) 854-2237
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