Job posting, Allegheny College -- Christine Troutman Stephen Clark 17 Sep 2002 14:17 UTC

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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 10:07:24 -0400
From: Christine Troutman <>
Subject: job posting

Full-time, 12 month appointment
Reports to Director of the Library
Position available Fall 2002

Pelletier Library of Allegheny College invites applications for the
position of principal cataloger.  Responsibilities:  catalogs materials in
all formats and some foreign languages, including some original cataloging,
using AACR2R, Dewey Decimal Classification, and LC Subject
Headings.  Performs authority control on a database of over 400,000
bibliographic and authority records.  Updates cataloging and union listing
of over 4,000 periodicals records (both print and electronic).  Maintains
the integrity of the online catalog and physical collections.  Supervises
one full-time assistant and four students.

Qualifications:  Required:  ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; substantial
relevant post-MLS experience.  Preferred:  experience with OCLC; Innovative
Interfaces, Inc.'s systems; Dewey classification; supervisory experience;
experience with cataloging serials; authority control.  Other
requirements:  strong organization and communication skills; ability to
work under pressure, meet deadlines, solve problems, exercise good
judgment.  Ability to work in a team environment.  Familiarity with
emerging trends and issues in cataloging.

Salary competitive and dependent on experience and
qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits package including TIAA/CREF
retirement program and paid health insurance, plus 22 days annual leave.

Allegheny College is a private, undergraduate, liberal arts college
situated in Meadville in the rolling hills of northwestern
Pennsylvania.  Founded in 1815, Allegheny College has a reputation for
providing quality education within a liberal arts framework.  A faculty of
nearly 150 offers the approximately 1850 students both traditional and
innovative instruction in a wide range of subjects in the liberal
arts.  Computing is a strong component of the educational experience at
Allegheny.  We invite you to visit our homepage at

Pelletier Library has a long and distinguished history.  The original
collection consisted of significant gifts from James Winthrop, William
Bentley, and Isaiah Thomas.  Today those collections form the basis of our
strong Special Collections.  The library houses over 700,000 items and
offers strong support of the curriculum through both print and electronic
resources and a very active instruction program.

Please submit a letter of application, detailed resume, and the names,
addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references who can speak
knowledgeably about your experience to Office of Human Resources, Allegheny
College, 520 N. Main Street, Box 4 Meadville, PA 16335 by October 20,
2002.  Review of candidates will continue until the position is
filled.  Allegheny College is an equal opportunity employer.