Job posting, Center for Research Libraries, Chicago Amy Wood 09 Sep 2003 15:05 UTC

Continuing and Electronic Resource Librarian


The Center for Research Libraries is a consortium of research and
university libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The Center's
offices and unique collection of over four million volumes are located
in Chicago, Illinois.  To learn more about the Center, and to view a
full job posting, visit our Web site:

We are seeking an experienced Serials librarian capable of contributing
to the overall high-level performance of our Technical Services
Department by providing leadership for the management of our serials and
electronic resources.  The Center currently subscribes to approximately
12,000 serial titles with an emphasis on unique, non-English language,
scientific journals.  Other serial titles, such as U.S. trade journals,
have been acquired through deposit by member libraries.

On a day to day basis, the individual will perform original and complex
copy cataloging as well as oversee Serials Check-In personnel.  On a
strategic level, the individual will play a key role in evolving the
Center's capacity to describe, organize and provide effective access to
information resources.  In this dimension of responsibility, the
individual selected will collaborate with Center senior staff and area
studies experts to plan, implement and evaluate new electronic resources
for providing access.

Knowledge, skill and education requirements:

*       MLS from an ALA-accredited program
*       A minimum of 2-3 years recent experience cataloging serials and
electronic resources according to AACR2rev and CONSER standards
*       Proven planning, project management and supervisory experience.

*       The ability to resolve complex bibliographic access and
retrieval problems as well as the capacity to lead process
re-engineering initiatives
*       Knowledge of at least one foreign language OR experience
cataloging non-roman languages using Library of Congress Romanization
*       Experience using Innovative Serials and Acquisitions Modules and
OCLC's Passport or CatMe.

Respond via Email by forwarding your resume and three professional
references to or fax your resume and references to the
attention of Human Resources at 773-955- 4339.

6050 S. Kenwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

An equal opportunity employer m/f/v/d