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Position Available, Columbia University (Rick Block) ERCELAA@CTRVAX.VANDERBILT.EDU 19 Aug 2002 15:58 UTC

Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:48:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rick Block <rjb57@COLUMBIA.EDU>
Subject: Position Available: Columbia University

The Columbia University Libraries seek a serials cataloger with strong
analytical and problem-solving skills to catalog serials, monographs and
electronic resources, and to supervise projects to reconcile serial
holdings for offsite titles and resolve questions arising from the ongoing
serials retrospective conversion project. The position will also supervise
other serials-related projects. 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 formats 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 two
support staff members involved in the copy cataloging of serials and
serials-related projects. 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 Headings
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; project management skills
and familiarity with a range of automated processing activities.
Additional requirements include: effective verbal and written
communication skills; experience in procedure 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 supervisory experience; and
demonstrated interest in the issues and standards related to metadata.

Salary ranges for this PC I position are: Librarian I: $42,200 - $52,750;
Librarian II: $44,200 - $59,670; Librarian III: $47,200 - $70,800. We
offer excellent benefits including tuition exemption for self and family
and assistance with University housing.

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 committed to collegiality,
professionalism, innovation and leadership.

For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Your cover letter must specify Job Search
#UL70101038 and include your e-mail address. You may also mail your resume
to Human Resources Office, Box 18, MC 1104, Butler Library, Columbia
University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027. Applications will
be accepted immediately and until position is filled.

Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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
FAX:   (212) 854-5167