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Position Announcement: Newspaper Cataloger, Tennessee Newspaper Project, Memphis TN SERIALST Moderator 20 May 2003 14:53 UTC

May 12, 2003

Announcement of Professional Vacancy

Research Assistant Professor
Newspaper Cataloger  Tennessee Newspaper Project

Two-Year Temporary Appointment

General Description:  The Newspaper Cataloger is responsible for the
cataloging of unique newspaper titles held in Western Tennessee.
Cataloging includes creating original records, enhancing existing
bibliographic records, modifying any local data records according to
standards.  The Cataloger works in Memphis but reports to the Cataloging
Coordinator in the main project office at the University of Tennessee in

Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the Cataloging
Coordinator, the librarian performs original cataloging of Tennessee
newspapers.  The librarian enhances existing OCLC bibliographic records as
needed and modifies local data records in OCLC that are part of the
Tennessee Newspaper union list profile.  The librarian may participate in
the assessment of the condition of newspaper or microfilm.  This position
requires travel in Tennessee.  The librarian will hire and supervise at
least one FTE staff member.

Required Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program.  Working
knowledge of AACR2 and MARC serials format.  Experience with OCLC.  Valid
drivers license.  New graduates having taken a course in cataloging or
information access are encouraged to apply.  Beginning dates in June will
be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:  Cataloging experience.  Experience working with
serials, newspapers, and/or microfilm.  Internet experience.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary range $35,000 - $38,000.  Annual leave is
accrued at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of
one day per month.  Choice of a state retirement plan or TIAA/CREF.
Non-refundable contributions to either retirement plan are paid for the
employee by the university.  Group health and life insurance plans are

Additional Information:  The Tennessee Newspaper Project is part of the
United States Newspaper Program, a national effort to locate, catalog,
preserve and make accessible to researchers American newspaper from the
earliest colonial days until the present.  The project receives funding,
oversight, and technical assistance from the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the Library of Congress.  Funding is guaranteed through
April 2004.

The position is available immediately.  Review of applicants will begin
May 5, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled.  Send letter
of application, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail
addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Jill
Keally, Head, Library Support Services, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville,
TN 37996-1000, fax 865/974-4696, email

Additional information about this position and the UT community is
available at

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville does not discriminate on the basis
of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran
status in provision of education programs and services or employment
opportunities and benefits.  This policy extends to both employment by and
admission to the University.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or
disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to the
requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section
504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the
other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity
and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560,
telephone 865/974-2498 (TTY available).  Requests for accommodation of a
disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of
Human Resources Management, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125.

JoAnne Deeken
Head, Technical Services and Digital Access
University of Tennessee
Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
f 865.974.0551