Position Announcement: Catalog Librarian/Library Associate Professor, University of Vermont Birdie MacLennan 01 Jun 2005 21:20 UTC
The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, Vermont's largest city with a metropolitan population of over 125,000. Set on a hill overlooking Lake Champlain, UVM is nestled in the Champlain Valley between the Adirondack and Green Mountain ranges. The Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, invites applications for the position of Catalog Librarian / Library Associate Professor POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: Catalog Librarian / Library Associate Professor RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Collection Management Services. BASIC FUNCTION: Performs original and complex cataloging of library materials in various subjects, languages, and formats. PRIMARY COMMUNITIES SERVED: Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Vermont. RESPONSIBILITIES Performs original and complex cataloging in a variety of subjects, languages, and formats with particular emphasis on monographs for the general collection, rare books and special collections. Supervises 4 staff members, and additional work-study students as needed, in cataloging unit and coordinates their work and involvement in special projects. Participates in planning and policy making within the Collection Management Services Group in the areas of innovative operational uses of library automation in technical services. Will be a resource person in developing and implementing policies and procedures to manage cataloging/metadata issues of evolving electronic resources. Works in close coordination with the Cataloging Council (management group) to provide leadership and, in a collaborative group environment, direction and planning for overall cataloging workflow. Serves in rotation, with other members of the Cataloging Council, in organizing and planning meetings for Cataloging Working Group to develop and implement cataloging policies and procedures. Serves as the principal resource person in regard to cataloging of monographs for the general collection, rare books and special collections materials. Performs additional duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in librarianship from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent. A minimum of 5 years relevant professional cataloging experience in an academic or research library. Demonstrated experience in original and complex cataloging and working with special collections. Knowledge of the use and application of cataloging tools and references, including AACR2 revised, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21 formats and metadata standards, and LC Rule Interpretations. Experience with online computer library systems, including OCLC cataloging utility (Connexion client software experience preferred), integrated library systems (e.g., Voyager), Internet applications (e.g., email, WWW), and office applications (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, etc.). Demonstrated supervisory experience. Knowledge of authority work. Experience working in a collaborative, group management environment. Commitment to professional growth. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages (German preferred). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail. Demonstrated record of accomplishments within the library profession including research, publication, and service activities. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS HTML and web page skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a changing environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Understanding of the information needs of a research community. Experience in public services. APPOINTMENT Qualifications should merit appointment at the rank of library associate professor (non-tenure track). Salary is commensurate with experience, not less than $50,430 for this position. Benefit package includes TIAA/CREF or alternate plan, managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2005. Apply on line at http://www.uvmjobs.com with letter of application, vita, and names and contact information for three professional references. The University of Vermont is an AA/EO employer.