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Position Announcement -- Catalog Librarian -- University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland Janet Lee Smeltzer 10 Oct 2003 16:07 UTC

Catalog Librarian
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY: UMBC, an honors university serving more
than 10,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two
public universities in Maryland within the "doctoral/research
university-extensive" Carnegie classification.  Located just outside
Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing
rapidly under dynamic leadership.  The University's ongoing commitment
to strengthen the Library has led to investment in extensive
technological development and online resources, complementing a superb
facility enlarged and renovated in 1995, and holding more than 850,000
volumes, 30,000 audio and 100,000 slide pieces, as well as numerous
other materials formats and seating for 1,000 library users.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will lead and manage staff responsible
for providing description and access for library materials. Specific
duties include: performing original cataloging and some complex copy
cataloging of materials in print format; supervising staff assigned to
cataloging and bibliographic control functions; monitoring developments
in cataloging and access; planning, implementing, and maintaining
effective and efficient methods for cataloging library materials in
print format; collaborating in establishing cataloging policy and
procedures in a consortial environment and in the context of national
and international standards; creating, implementing, reviewing and
revising local cataloging policies and procedures; consulting and
collaborating with other staff and administrators as appropriate;
documenting procedures and policies; and performing other duties as

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: American Library Association (ALA) accredited
Master's of Library Science (MLS) degree. Professional cataloging
experience in an academic or research library in an automated
environment and experience with AACR2r, LC subject headings and
classification, MARC21 formats and a major bibliographic utility are
required. Must have the ability to: work collaboratively in a team
environment and to manage a variety of priorities; work independently,
as well as in team and production environments; and to strengthen
library services to a diverse user group. Supervisory experience and
strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills are
required. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages, experience
in the cataloging of music scores, and experience with an integrated
library system, preferably Aleph, are preferred.

SALARY: This is a 12 month faculty appointment at anticipated rank of
Librarian I or II. Rank and salary will be commensurate with
qualifications. Comprehensive benefits are included. The successful
candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements
for reappointment, promotion, and regular status. While the salary range
has not yet been established, the position will have a minimum salary of
$40,000 per year if hired at the Librarian I level. See the UMBC Faculty
Handbook and the UMBC Library Faculty Rank and Review Procedures for
further details.

APPLICATION: For best consideration, send a cover letter, resume, and
names and email addresses of three references by November 21, 2003
(resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Larry Wilt,
Director of the Library, Library 353, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle,
Baltimore, Maryland, 21250 Applications are also accepted via email to:

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Janet Lee-Smeltzer
Database Management Librarian/LIMS Coordinator
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-6814
Fax: 410-455-1598