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Serials Cataloger at SHSU in TX--job posting lib_tlo 31 Jan 2007 19:16 UTC

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Sam Houston State University

Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University is a major regional center of
higher education with 500 faculty offering five doctoral and 48 master's
programs, and a full complement of undergraduate degrees.  Located 50 miles
north of Houston via interstate highway, historic Huntsville offers a
reasonable cost of living with no state income tax, and the ease of small
city life with major cultural, sports, and entertainment venues nearby.
National forests, golf courses, lakes, and the Huntsville State Park offer
excellent recreational opportunities, while the proximity of Bush
Intercontinental Airport provides convenient access to air travel.  Dallas,
Austin, and Galveston are each within three hours driving distance.

The large, rolling campus of Sam Houston State University provides a diverse
student body of 16,000 students from 46 countries with an excellent library
and attractive facilities.  The library contains more than 1.3 million
volumes of materials in all formats, subscribes to over 7,000 print and
electronic periodicals, provides access to a full range of online databases,
and is a selective depository for federal and state documents.  The library
website, located at, provides access to the SIRSI
Unicorn integrated library system and other library resources.  Sixteen
librarians, twenty-nine staff, and numerous student assistants provide
services and instruction.

The six librarians and eleven staff of the Technical Services Department are
responsible for collection management, acquisitions, cataloging,
preservation, electronic resources, and digital projects.  The library's
materials/electronic resources budget is over $1.8 million which includes
$500,000 annually for the purchase of new books.  Professional cataloging
responsibilities will be distributed between the Cataloging Coordinator and
the newly-created position of Serials Cataloger.   The cataloging unit uses
a vendor for authority control.

Duties: Responsible for complex copy cataloging and maintenance of print and
electronic continuing resources, using  serials and marc holdings formats,
OCLC, LCSH, LCCN, and CONSER.  Plans and manages serials projects; provides
training.  Twelve-month, tenure-track position with faculty rank and status;
reports to the Assistant Director for Technical/Collection Services.
Required: ALA-accredited master's degree, cataloging experience.  Desirable:
Academic library experience; serials background; additional advanced degree.
Salary:  minimum $40,000 with benefits package.

Review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2007, until position is filled.
Send a letter addressing qualifications, contact information for three
references, and vita to Ann Holder, Director, Newton Gresham Library, SHSU,
Box 2281, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2281.  Sam Houston State University is an
EEO/AAP employer.