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Catalog Librarian, St. Louis Brian Vetruba 08 May 2003 19:22 UTC


Washington University Libraries seek a detail-oriented and innovative
librarian to serve as Catalog Librarian. In addition to general cataloging
responsibilities, this position has primary responsibility for
coordinating the cataloging workflow of print and electronic serials. The
position reports to the Librarian Supervisor, Original & Adaptive
Cataloging Unit.


General Cataloging Duties (50%) include performing original and complex
adaptive cataloging in a variety of print, non-print and digital formats
in all subject areas according to AACR2rev, OCLC and LC standards and
using the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system and OCLC;
participating in the NACO and OCLC Enhance programs; creating and
maintaining records in the online catalog; formulating cataloging policies
and procedures; assisting with training of personnel

Special Area of Responsibility (40%) includes coordinating the cataloging
workflow of print and electronic serials

Additional Duties (10%) include participating in library-wide activities
and committees; keeping current in professional matters through attendance
at professional meetings and reading professional literature


MLS (MLIS) from an ALA accredited library school ; academic library
cataloging experience with AACR2rev, LCSH and LC classification desirable;
strong reading knowledge of a Western European foreign language required,
Spanish preferred; experience with cataloging non-print materials,
especially electronic serials, desirable; experience with an online
bibliographic utility and an integrated library system desirable;
knowledge of MARC formats and metadata standards desirable; knowledge of
online authority control systems desirable; ability to analyze problems
and determine solutions; an understanding of the information needs of a
research community; ability to work effectively in a collegial manner in a
changing environment.


The University:  Washington University, located at the western edge of the
City of St. Louis, is a medium sized, independent university founded in
1853, internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research
and for the quality of its faculty and student body. It serves over 12,700
students (7,200 undergraduates and 5,500 graduate and professional
students) and has over 2,700 faculty members. The University offers more
than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's,
and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and
interdisciplinary fields.

The Libraries: Washington University Libraries include the John M. Olin
Library and 12 school and departmental libraries. This position is located
in newly renovated space at the West Campus Library located one mile from
the Hilltop campus. The Libraries support learning, teaching, research,
and creative expression with a collection of 3.5 million books, periodical
volumes, government publications, and access to over 18,000 serial titles.
The Washington University Libraries is a member of the Association of
Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Greater Western
Library Alliance, and MOBIUS (a consortium of academic libraries with
member colleges and universities in the state of Missouri). The Libraries
participate in the NACO and OCLC Enhance programs. For more information
visit Washington University Libraries is
committed to the professional development of librarians and support
professional leave, tuition remission, a Librarians' Group, and other
opportunities for professional growth.

St. Louis:  St. Louis is situated in the heart of the Midwest, with nearly
3 million residents who enjoy affordable living, excellent education at
all levels, and many cultural and social activities.


Salary Range: $30, 000 to 38, 000, TIAA-CREF; 22 vacation days; an
excellent benefits package including funding for professional development.
Relocation/moving expenses paid for by the University
Position Available: Immediately
Application Information: Submit letter of application, resume, transcripts
(undergraduate and graduate, unofficial accepted), and names of three
references (including email and telephone numbers) to:

Human Resources
Washington University
Campus Box 1178
7425 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon
hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action

Brian Vetruba, MA, MISt
Catalog Librarian
Washington University Libraries
Campus Box 1061
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130           Fax: 314-935-9890
Phone: 314-935-4824           Email: