Position Announcement: University of South Carolina, Thomas Cooper Library, Columbia, South Carolina Douglas King 01 Nov 2006 18:22 UTC

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Cataloging Librarian

The Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia,
seeks a highly motivated, innovative, service-oriented Cataloging
Librarian who will be responsible for original and complex copy
cataloging of print and electronic monographs and serials in a variety
of subject areas and formats according to established standards and
departmental policies. The Cataloging Librarian will work with other
department staff to plan, develop and implement ongoing activities,
policies and special projects.

The University of South Carolina enrolls approximately 18,000
undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students on the Columbia
campus. The Thomas Cooper Library owns in excess of 3 million volumes,
subscribes to 16,000 journals in print and provides access to a wide
variety of reference resources and journal collections via the Internet.
The Library is a member of SOLINET, OCLC, the Association of Research
Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Hiring range starts at $34,000. Benefits include
medical, dental, state retirement or optional retirement plan.

Appointment: Full time (37.5 hours) 12-month appointment at the
tenure-track rank of Librarian. The position reports to the Special
Materials Cataloger. University of South Carolina librarians are
required to fulfill faculty responsibilities, including professional

Cover letter may be addressed to Chair, Cataloging Librarian Search
Committee. Resume must include names, addresses, and telephone numbers
of three references. The search committee will begin reviewing
applications on January 8, 2007 and will continue until the position is
filled. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from accredited ALA program;
knowledge of the use and application of cataloging tools and standards,
including OCLC, CONSER, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, LC rule
interpretations and MARC21; awareness of current trends and issues in
cataloging; familiarity with authority control; excellent communication
and interpersonal skills; evidence of individual initiative,
flexibility, and analytical skills to resolve complex problems.

Preferred Qualifications: Serials, monographs, or electronic resources
cataloging experience in an academic library; experience using the
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. automated library system; evidence of
experience in teaching and training technical services staff;
bibliographic knowledge of at least one foreign language.

Douglas King
Special Materials Cataloger
Thomas Cooper Library
University of South Carolina
1322 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208