Position Announcement: Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger at Oregon State University Sapon-White, Richard 25 Feb 2006 00:00 UTC
With the usual apologies for cross-postings: Position Announcement Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track The Valley Library Oregon State University Oregon State University Libraries seek an innovative and dynamic librarian at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track for the position of Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, this position will provide original cataloging of web resources and serials in all formats; maintain a high-level knowledge of cataloging standards and practices; be responsible for the management and effective operation of the Serials Cataloging Unit (4 FTE); consult with public services staff to improve patron access to electronic resources and serials. As tenure-track faculty members, OSU librarians participate in faculty governance and university services and engage in research and professional development by publishing and reporting in professional journals, presenting at national and regional meetings, and taking a leadership role in library or academic societies and organizations. The OSU Libraries enhance and support the university's instructional and research programs with traditional and innovative services and collections. The libraries' collections include over 1.5 million printed volumes and access to over 28,000 electronic and print journals. OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designation and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100 mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 international students. The university has embarked upon a capital campaign to raise support for its goals, which align with the needs of Oregon, the region and the nation. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. Qualifications: Required: An M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution or a foreign equivalent degree. Minimum of 1-3 years of serials and electronic resources cataloging experience. Strong technical skills and problem-solving abilities. Knowledge of and working experience with AACR2r, LCRIs, MARC formats and Library of Congress subject headings and classification system. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred: Successful management or supervisory experience. Knowledge of and working experience with national serials cataloging standards (CONSER). Experience with government documents. Experience with the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system and OCLC Connexion. Experience with any of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core, XML, OAI, MODS or METS. Experience with initiatives to enhance access to digital resources. Experience with OpenURL protocol and link resolvers. Experience with electronic resource management and workflow. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Employment Conditions: Full-time, 12 month, annual (Assistant/Associate Professor) tenure track appointment at a professorial rank commensurate with qualification. Minimum salary of $40,008 annually plus medical, dental, and life insurance are available; staff tuition fee privileges for employee or a dependent at an Oregon University System school (restrictions apply). This position earns 15 hours of vacation and 8 hours of sick leave each month. Application Procedure and Deadline: Submit a letter of application which addresses qualifications and interest in the position, current resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to: Brenda Marcum 121 Valley Library Corvallis, OR 97331-4501 Phone: 541/737-3768; Fax: 541/737-3453 Email: Brenda.Marcum@oregonstate.edu To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 31, 2006. Oregon State University is an AA/EO employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.