Position Vacancy: Serials Cataloging Librarian, University of Iowa Wendy Robertson 01 Oct 2003 22:12 UTC

The University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa

Position Vacancy


Position Description: Reporting to the Head of the Serials Section in
Central Technical Services, the Serials Cataloging Librarian performs
original and complex copy cataloging and classification of continuing
resources in all formats following the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules,
LCRIs, and CONSER guidelines. LC Classification and Authorities are used.
Records are given full MARC21 tagging in the Ex Libris Aleph 500 system.
The Librarian assists with the supervision of serials cataloging Library
Assistants and participates in formulating policy and procedures,
particularly in the assigned area. Participation on library committees and
contributions to professional associations are expected.

Required: A master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program; general
knowledge of cataloging processes and techniques and familiarity with basic
cataloging tools, including AACR2, LC classification and authorities, and
MARC formats; aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail; excellent
analytical skills; strong interpersonal as well as written and oral
communication skills; reading knowledge of a foreign language.

Desired: Technical knowledge of and experience working with RLIN, OCLC,
and/or the Aleph 500 system.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian I level.
The salary range is $35,000-$37,000. The University of Iowa offers an
attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year,
TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, dental,
and vision insurance, childcare credit, and additional options.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system
consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
and 10 branch libraries (Art, Music, Business, and the sciences). With more
than 4 million volumes, the Libraries ranks 30 out of 113 among the
Association of Research Libraries for size of collections. InfoHawk, the
Libraries' integrated online system, uses ExLibris' Aleph 500 software. The
Libraries has been innovative in the development of services related to
digital technologies with the creation of such units as the Information
Arcade and Information Commons. The University Libraries is an active
member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), the Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL),
the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked
Information (CNI), and the ARL SPARC Project. The Libraries provides a
program of support for professional development activities and its staff
members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution,
the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a
diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from
otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic
engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2000 and a
permanent staff of 15,000 serving 29,000 students, close to 10,000 of whom
are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Iowa City is a
community of some 63,000 people with excellent educational, recreational,
and cultural advantages and was ranked the number one metropolitan area in
which to live by Editor & Publisher Market Guide in 1999. It is readily
accessible via interstate highways and a major airport only 30 minutes away.

Application Procedures: Applications must be received by November 1, 2003.
Qualified individuals should submit a letter of application, resume, and
the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Susan
Marks, Coordinator, Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of
Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA 52242-1420 (319-335-5871), lib-search@uiowa.edu.


For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, see our
website at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/index.html