Job Vacancy: Serials Cataloger, Northwestern Univ Libr Kevin M. Randall 31 May 2002 20:58 UTC
The following announcement has been cross-posted to various lists. Please excuse any duplication. Please send applications to the address indicated in the announcement, not to me. Thank you. Kevin M. Randall Head of Serials Cataloging Northwestern University Library 1935 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208-2300 email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (847) 491-2939 fax: (847) 491-7637 ============================================================================ NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIAN VACANCY POSITION: Serials Cataloger DEPARTMENT: Serials DIVISION: Technical Services REPORTS TO: Head of Serials Cataloging RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs original and copy cataloging and re-cataloging of serials representing all levels of difficulty, all subjects, all languages, and all formats including electronic publications, using Voyager, OCLC, MARC 21 formats, AACR2, LC Rule Interpretations, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and CONSER guidelines. Performs authority work for names and series. Performs difficult problem solving arising from obsolete or incorrect information appearing in bibliographic and holdings records. Contributes authentication and maintenance transactions for the library's participation in the CONSER program. Assists Serials Cataloging non-exempt staff in solving cataloging and authority problems. Assists in creation and maintenance of predictive check-in records in the online serials control system. Functions as a liaison between the Serials Cataloging Section and the Monographic Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Department, handling questions regarding series or serial-like materials. Makes treatment decisions for monographic series on standing order and forwards volumes for further processing. Keeps current on revisions to cataloging rules and trends in cataloging practices. Applies new rules and brings changes to the attention of others as appropriate for discussion. Routinely monitors such materials as LC Rule Interpretations, updates to the MARC 21 formats, CONSER documents, and email discussion groups such as AUTOCAT and SERIALST. Assists Head of Serials Cataloging with documenting procedures for the Section. Participates in departmental meetings and deliberations. Participates on library-wide committees and task forces. May perform or participate in special projects or related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school. Experience with automated library systems, preferably including OCLC. Working knowledge of one or more modern European languages; broad educational background; facility with personal computers, database searching, and network navigation tools. Knowledge of MARC 21 formats and national cataloging standards. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work independently as well as in groups. PREFERRED: At least one year serials cataloging experience. Experience cataloging electronic publications. Experience using Dewey Decimal Classification. Familiarity with CONSER standards. SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications and experience, minimum $31,300. ENVIRONMENT: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is a major private university with an extensive library system. This includes the Northwestern University Library, three branch libraries on the Evanston Campus, and three libraries on the Chicago Campus. The holdings of the libraries total over 4 million volumes. Northwestern University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Catalogers participate in the NACO, BIBCO, CONSER, and OCLC Enhance programs. The Serials Department is one of four departments in the Library's Technical Services Division. Technical services staff work in a highly automated environment, using OCLC, Voyager, a locally-developed cataloger's toolkit, and other online resources. See more information about the Library and the Department at: http://www.library.northwestern.edu and http://staffweb.library.northwestern.edu/serials/index.html TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume, including names of three references to Peter J. Devlin, Personnel Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 1935 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-2300 or email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.