Job Posting: Catalog Librarians (Columbia, Missouri) Dykas, Felicity A. 17 Nov 2006 15:36 UTC
Please excuse cross-postings. TWO CATALOG LIBRARIAN POSITIONS (Digital Resources Cataloger and Digital/Tangible Media Cataloger) MU Libraries University of Missouri-Columbia The University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries seeks qualified candidates for two entry level catalog librarian positions. Principal duties for both positions will include cataloging of digital resources. One will focus on online resources: purchases, requests from selectors, and institutional repository materials. The other position will focus on special collections materials, both tangible and those digitized from local collections. The primary focus for each position will be the secondary focus of the other, and both may work together on priority assignments. We will employ a single search process to fill both positions. Incumbents in both positions will perform original and complex OCLC member cataloging employing Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and rule interpretations, Library of Congress Subject Headings and classification practices as appropriate, OCLC, MERLIN (the local Innovative Interfaces consortium), and local cataloging standards and practices. Non-MARC metadata schemes will be employed to best match the discovery and access requirements of the resources being treated. *DIGITAL RESOURCES CATALOGER Digital Resources Cataloger. The focus of this position is on online resources, including institutional repository materials and record sets. Reports to the Head of the Digital and Continuing Resources Cataloging Unit, and may receive functional supervision from the Head of the Monograph Cataloging Unit, depending on the project. The incumbent provides bibliographic control and access to online resources: monographs, serials, and integrating resources, including institutional repository materials and record sets. This position also will have responsibility for cataloging print serials. A secondary focus may include the cataloging of rare and special collections materials, to include their digital or other media counterparts. *DIGITAL/TANGIBLE MEDIA CATALOGER Digital/Tangible Media Cataloger. The focus of this position is on tangible media and their digital reproductions. Reports to the Head of the Monograph Cataloging Unit and may receive functional supervision from the Head of the Digital and Continuing Resources Cataloging Unit, depending on the project. The incumbent provides bibliographic control and access to tangible media and digital resources. This includes monographs in print (particularly rare and special collections materials) and those that are reproduced in digital formats from our collections. A secondary focus may include the cataloging of online resources, including institutional repository materials and record sets. *QUALIFICATONS Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or the equivalent. A successful candidate must be self motivated, have strong analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to think critically, deal with constant change, and work well independently and collaboratively. An entry-level librarian must qualify for promotion from Librarian I to Librarian II in three years to obtain reappointment. Refer to pages 5 and 6 of the MU Libraries' academic Governance Document (http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/admin/GovernanceDocs/Gov_Doc_2006.htm) for criteria. *FULL POSIITION DESCRIPTIONS Full position descriptions may be found at the following addresses: Digital Resources Cataloger: http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/admin/Posdesc/TRSS/c14141_Digital_resources_librarian_jd.htm Digital/Tangible Media Cataloger: http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/admin/Posdesc/TRSS/c14023_Tangible_media_librarian_jd.htm Preference will be given to candidates with the strongest combination of these additional qualifications: Cataloging experience: electronic resources, serials, monographs, special collections and/or other media materials * Course work or evidence of continuing education in relevant cataloging and/or metadata activities * Experience using OCLC and Innovative Interfaces software * Proven ability to work productively and collaboratively with colleagues and others * Knowledge of, or experience using non-MARC metadata schemes (EAD, METS, MODS, TEI, Dublin Core, etc.) * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Demonstrated knowledge of Anglo American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress subject headings and classification, and the MARC21 format * Experience with digitizing projects and/or awareness of national standards and best practice for digitizing materials * Familiarity with, detailed knowledge of, or willingness to learn, mark-up languages (XML, SGML, HTML) * Knowledge of one or more European foreign languages. *SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary: $34,000 minimum for twelve months, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include vested retirement after five years, University medical benefits package, and other normal fringe benefits including 75% tuition waiver. *APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Preference for applications received by December 31, 2006 but résumés will be accepted until the positions are filled. Positions are available February 15, 2007. Submit résumé and names of three references to: Leo Agnew Personnel Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: 104 Ellis Library University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65201 *UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI The University of Missouri was established in 1839 as the first university founded west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri-Columbia offers over 250 degree programs and is one of the five most comprehensive universities in the nation. The MU Libraries serve a student body of 27,000 plus a faculty of 1,800, and have a collection of 3.2 million print volumes, 35,000 journal titles (in print or online) and 6.8 million microforms. Columbia is in the middle of the state on I-70, only 2 hours from St. Louis and Kansas City, and 1.5 hours from the Lake of the Ozarks major recreational area. MU and two other colleges provide superb cultural events. According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA) composite index, the cost of living in Columbia is very reasonable when compared with other university communities. Columbia has been named in the top 20 cities in the US by Money magazine in recent years. For more information on the MU Libraries, visit the following site: MU Libraries: http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/. For information on the University of Missouri-Columbia: http://www.missouri.edu/. For information on the city of Columbia, visit: http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/. The University of Missouri-Columbia is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that successful candidate(s) will share in this commitment. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. For ADA accommodations during the application process, please call 573-882-4701. Relay Missouri users call through 1-800-735-2966.