Job Announcement - Cataloging Librarian, Serials and Electronic -- NC State -- Bao-Chu Chang Stephen Clark 11 Feb 2003 13:51 UTC

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 08:15:03 -0500
From: bao-chu chang <>
Organization: NCSU Libraries
Subject: Job Announcement - Cataloging Librarian, Serials and Electronic

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The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position
of Cataloging Librarian, Serials and Electronic Resources. This position
offers an early-career librarian the opportunity to join an ambitious
cataloging operation that combines traditional AACR2/MARC based
cataloging with emerging metadata standards. Effective access to
electronic resources is a critical component of the Libraries' services,
with more than 65,000 electronic titles in its collection. The
Cataloging Department (
consists of 6 librarians, 16 staff, a Computing Consultant, and a
Libraries Fellow. The NCSU Libraries, using Sirsi Unicorn, catalogs over
45,000 titles and 100,000 volumes each year, including books, serials,
audio-visual software, and e-resources. The NCSU Libraries is an Enhance
library within OCLC and has been an active participant in the
CORC/Connexion Project, which is used to guide electronic resources
through the selection process to the catalog.
The Cataloging Librarian, Serials and Electronic Resources performs
original and complex copy cataloging, including
description and subject analysis, of print and electronic materials that
are both serial and monographic in nature, with a focus on
developing expertise in serials and electronic resource cataloging.
Participates in the building and maintenance of the Libraries'
name and subject authority files. Works collaboratively with other
library staff to develop cross-collection search tools,
currently within the Blue Angel MetaStar environment. All Cataloging
Department librarians work with copy cataloging staff to
provide LC subject headings and classification for copy lacking these
access points, and to provide feedback on difficult copy
cataloging decisions. Participates in department and library planning,
serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and
teams. NCSU Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to
contribute to developments in the field. Reports to the
Principal Cataloger.

Qualifications Required
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or
information science. Demonstrated interest in, and grasp of,
current cataloging/metadata issues, as expressed by graduate coursework
and/or practical experience. Ability to work
effectively independently and in teams. Excellent interpersonal skills;
ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and
personably, orally and in writing. Evidence of ability for ongoing
professional development and contribution.

Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers highly competitive salaries in recognition of
applicable education and experience, not less than $36,000 for
this position. Librarians have academic status without tenure or rank.
Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave;
State of NC comprehensive major medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF,
or other retirement options. Additional and
optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal
plans are available. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of
The University of North Carolina is available. Relocation allowance.

Recruiting Schedule
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until
the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply
as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination
committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview
screenings. The start date is negotiable. To apply, send cover letter
(including title of position), resume, and the names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional
references to:
Joseph Hester, Academic Personnel Librarian;
NCSU Libraries, Box 7111, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

(Ms.) Bao-Chu Chang
Principal Cataloger, and
Head of the Serials/Electronic Resources Section
Cataloging Department
North Carolina State University Libraries
Campus Box 7111
Raleigh, NC  27695-7111      e-mail:

919.515.3732 (phone)
919.515.8264 (fax)