Position Available: University of California, Santa Barbara -- Catherine Nelson Stephen Clark 04 Apr 2002 18:26 UTC
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Position Available: University of California, Santa Barbara Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 10:11:53 -0800 From: Catherine Nelson <nelson@LIBRARY.UCSB.EDU> SERIALS AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES CATALOGER The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking a Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger. The successful candidate must be innovative, creative, energetic, and self motivated. The University is ranked as a category 1 research university by the Carnegie Commission, and is an elected member of the Association of American Universities. The library memberships include ARL, CRL, and the OCLC. The library is also a participant in the California Digital Library, and the Library of California. The library collections include over two million volumes, government documents, microforms, sophisticated electronic resources, and numerous Special Collections. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent retirement system, which is coordinated with Social Security. A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University. RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head, Serials Department the incumbent will assume responsibility for the bibliographic control and maintenance of serials and electronic resources. Contributes original cataloging for serials and electronic formats to local, state, and national databases. Performs complex copy cataloging for serials and electronic resources. Participates in the management of the Serials Department. Supervise, train and evaluate support staff assigned to the Unit. Plans, develops, and implements local policies and procedures for cataloging and linking serials in all formats. Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of holding statements for serials and electronic resources. He/she works in a team environment across technical and public services departments to facilitate identification and access to electronic resources. Provides expertise and serves as a consultant for the formulation of uniform standards related to user access to electronic resources. Coordinates the integration of bibliographic records from the California Digital Library's Shared Cataloging Program into the UCSB online catalog. Participates in UC system-wide technical services initiatives and serves on the UCSB original catalogers group and other library committees as appropriate. QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS with course work in cataloging and technical services. Cataloging or cataloging-related experience, preferably in a research library, and a working knowledge of serials and electronic resources. Demonstrated knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards including AACR2rev, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21 formats and Library of Congress classification system. Experience with an integrated library system and with online bibliographic utilities such as OCLC and RLIN. Demonstrated problem solving skills, ability to prioritize assignments and an aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail. Interest in current trends and developments in cataloging, metadata standards and information retrieval. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work independently and in a culturally diverse team environment. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $37,920. Consideration of applications begins May 15, 2002, and continues until the position is filled. Send resume, and names and addresses of three references to: Detrice Bankhead, Associate University Librarian, Human Resources, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from all who meet the stated qualifications.