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Vacancy notice: ER Librarian (Albany, N.Y.) -- Karina Ricker Stephen Clark 19 Apr 2002 15:26 UTC

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Subject: Vacancy notice: ER Librarian (Albany, N.Y.)
   Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:18:00 -0400
   From: Karina Ricker <krr22@CSC.ALBANY.EDU>

                             VACANCY NOTICE
         Electronic Resources Librarian, full-time, tenure-track

 RESPONSIBILITIES:  The University at Albany, State University of New
York seeks candidates for the position of Electronic Resources
Librarian.  Reporting to and working closely with the Head of Cataloging
Services, the successful candidate will provide leadership in developing
comprehensive bibliographic access to the University’s electronic
resources.  This will include taking a leadership role in the
formulation of policies related to access to electronic resources and
the role of the OPAC in providing coherent access to in-house and
external electronic resources including locally developed scholarly
digital resources. The Electronic Resources Librarian will also:
Coordinate the cataloging of electronic resources, including creating
original bibliographic records and managing copy cataloging, both with
MARC and non-MARC metadata schemes.  Investigate and participate in the
implementation of solutions for providing bibliographic control for all
types of electronic resources (including serials aggregators and locally
created content).  Manage the loading and maintenance of vendor supplied
cataloging records.  Coordinate policies and procedures with the
Acquisitions Services Department and other divisions/units in the
University Libraries.  Serve as resource person for metadata schemes
including monitoring trends in metadata issues and informing library
staff of key developments.  Perform original cataloging and complex copy
cataloging of monographic items.  Library faculty at the University at
Albany, SUNY, are expected to fulfill faculty obligations in the areas
of research, publication and service to the Libraries, University, and
profession, as well as specific library assignments.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required - Graduate degree in librarianship from an
ALA-accredit school or foreign equivalent. Knowledge of cataloging
principles and tools, including AACR2, LCSH, LCCS, USMARC formats, etc.
Experience using OCLC and/or RLIN.  Familiarity with established and
emerging metadata standards.  Bibliographic knowledge of one or more
Western European or East Asian languages.  At least one year experience
in an academic or research library or related environment.  Demonstrated
knowledge of or experience with current and emerging trends in
libraries, higher education, and acquisition and use of electronic
resources.  Knowledge of or recent cataloging experience in an automated
environment. Preferred - Electronic resources and/or serials cataloging
experience in an academic or research library within the last five
years.  Working knowledge of SGML, HTML and TEI standards.  Familiarity
with mark-up languages.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.  Salary minimum of

TERMS & BENEFITS: Twelve month appointment; sick leave and annual leave
at 1.25 days each per month; health insurance; dental, vision and
prescription coverage. TIAA/CREF or New York State Teachers Retirement

          APPLY TO: Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
           Library Personnel Officer
           University Libraries - UL 111
           University at Albany
           1400 Washington Avenue
           Albany, New York 12222

DEADLINE:May 10, 2002.   Please include the names, addresses, and phone
numbers of three references.
Albany’s University Libraries are among the top 100 research libraries
in the United States.  They are a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, serving a campus community of 16,000
full-time and part-time students and 2,300 faculty and staff and a
broader regional, national and international community.   The Libraries
employ a dynamic and knowledgeable staff of 144 FTE and 300 part-time
student assistants to provide excellent services to a campus community
that makes heavy demands on these services.  Collections total 2 million
cataloged volumes and the Libraries offer a full spectrum of resources,
from rare books and manuscripts to an array of electronic resources.
Librarians work closely with teaching faculty to offer an extensive
program of user education and information literacy instruction.  The
University Library on the main campus is a large 175,000 square feet, 4
story building providing seats for 1,660.  It is open 109 hours a week.
It contains several fully-networked library classrooms and laboratories,
a 60 seat computer user room, a large networked reference area, and an
interactive media center.

The Thomas E. Dewey Graduate Library for Public Affairs and Policy on
the Rockefeller College campus serves the graduate schools of Criminal
Justice, Public Administration, Social Welfare and Information Science
and Policy.  The New Library, opened in September 1999, on the main
campus adds 143,000 net square feet of space to the University Libraries
and houses a technologically advanced, 500,000 volume science library,
the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, and
the Library’s Preservation Department.

The University Libraries  are  fully automated.  ADVANCEWeb, the
Libraries’ ADVANCE system contains information on all cataloged holdings
and is Internet accessible.  The Libraries provide an extensive array of
electronic and networked resources and Web-accessible services.  They
are members of the Association of Research Libraries, The Research
Libraries Group and The Center for Research Libraries.  Additional
information about the University at Albany Libraries is available on
their award-winning homepage accessible at: