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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 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.


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

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.


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.


HTML and web page skills.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a changing

Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Understanding of the information needs of a research community.

Experience in public services.


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 with letter of application, vita,
and names and contact information for three professional references.

The University of Vermont is an AA/EO employer.