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Serials Cataloging Coordinator at University of Virginia Deej Baker 08 Nov 2006 20:24 UTC

Serials Cataloging Coordinator

The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative and innovative
leader who will help to shape the future of the Library’s cataloging and
metadata endeavors in a dynamic and changing environment.  The Serials
Cataloging Coordinator will coordinate and supervise the cataloging of
serials in all formats and oversee periodicals check-in and claiming.
The University Library wishes to attract individuals whose interest,
presence, and contributions will expand our commitment and ability to
serve an increasingly diverse user population.

Environment:  The University of Virginia Library is a leader in
innovative customer service, the development of digital library
initiatives and infrastructure, and in the strength and variety of its
collections.  The Library system consists of twelve libraries, with
independent libraries for health sciences, law, and business. The
libraries support 12,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and
1,600 teaching faculty. The University and the Library have a strong
commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The Library’s
homepage can be accessed at The
Neoclassical buildings of founder Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
still serve as the center of the University's Grounds and as a unique
backdrop for teaching, learning, and research. For a virtual tour of the
Grounds, visit:

The Cataloging Services Department is located in Alderman Library and is
the central cataloging area for most of the materials added to the
University Library collections.  Staff create and maintain original and
copy cataloging and holdings records in MARC for various formats (print
and electronic monographs and serials, microforms, maps, video and sound
recordings, web materials), as well as perform cataloging in non-MARC
databases using other appropriate metadata standards.  Departmental
planning and management is coordinated by the Cataloging Supervisory Team.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging Services, the
Serials Cataloging Coordinator coordinates and supervises the cataloging
and ongoing database maintenance of serials in all formats (print,
electronic, and microforms) and all types (general collections,
government documents, and special collections) and periodicals check-in
and claiming.  Takes leadership in implementing diverse approaches to
providing bibliographic access to serials, including appropriate links
within the Library’s various access tools: the Library’s ILS (VIRGO),
the link resolver (Find@UVA), the (soon to be implemented) Electronic
Resources Management System, and the Library’s non-MARC databases for
digital collections.  Coordinates the cataloging activities for serial
materials Library-wide, directly supervises three staff, and serves as a
liaison to the Health Sciences Library, the Law Library, and the Library
of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.  Develops
standards, procedures and documentation, and provides staff training.
Monitors national trends, serves as a resource person for departmental
staff, and participates in Library-wide discussions to provide best
access to our serial collections.  Oversees the functioning of the SIRSI
serials module and manages the EDI workflows.  Prepares original
cataloging records and edits complex OCLC copy, using the MARC formats,
AACR2, Library of Congress subject headings and Library of Congress
classification schedules. When appropriate, prepares authority records
and contributes headings to Name Authorities Cooperative Project (NACO)
following established guidelines and standards.

Qualifications:  Required: Master's degree in library/information
science or related field; demonstrated experience with serials
cataloging, AACR2, LCRI, MARC formats, LCSH, and automated library
systems; supervisory experience; effective organizational,
communication, and interpersonal skills; project management skills; and
the ability to work flexibly in a rapidly changing environment; strong
customer service orientation; knowledge of current trends and
developments in serials and serials management; commitment to
professional growth and development.  Preferred:  Ability to work with
foreign languages; experience with link resolvers and electronic
resource management systems; familiarity with non-MARC metadata
standards (TEI, EAD, Dublin Core, etc.).

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive depending on qualifications. This
position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including
22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review of
applications will begin on November 6, 2006 and will continue until the
position is filled.  Send in print or electronic format, a letter of
application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and
phone numbers of three references to: Mr. Alan R. Napier
(, Director of Library Human Resources, Alderman
Library, PO Box 400876, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural
diversity. The University actively encourages applications and
nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

Deej Baker                      voice:  434-924-4958
Cataloging/Periodicals          fax:  434-982-4579
P.O. BOX 400151
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4151