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NY, Albany - seeking Monographic Copy Cataloger Anna Z Radkowski-Lee 20 Jul 2007 18:03 UTC

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University at Albany, State University of New York
University Libraries

POSITION: Instructional Support Associate (Monographic Copy Cataloger), SL-2

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Monographic Copy Cataloger, in the Cataloging Services Department of the Division of Library Systems and Technical Services, searches monographic titles for bibliographic information primarily through the OCLC database; reviews and edits cataloging copy for monographic titles in most Western languages based upon local library policies and procedures; evaluates, edits, and/or constructs call numbers and authority controlled headings per local library policies and procedures; creates holdings and item records as necessary;  monitors alerting services for e-access only monographic titles; monitors changes to hosting domains (URLs) and consults with Electronic Resources Specialist when necessary; copy catalogs e-monographs when possible; participates in processing electronic journals lists as needed; consults with Monographic Cataloger in cases where higher level cataloging is required; catalogs "rush" items and media materials such as video recordings (VHS, DVD, etc.); participates in or leads special projects and undertakes other assignments necessary to the effective operation of the department or division; and, serves on library and campus committees and pursues professional development opportunities to satisfy permanent appointment criteria. Position reports to Monographic Cataloger.  All finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and to present on a specific topic to all library personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum:  Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.  Knowledge of French, German, Spanish or Russian in addition to English. Ability to apply computer skills in a highly automated workplace.  Experience with Internet and office applications; basic knowledge of HTML and web design. Ability to work independently and as a team member.  Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Eagerness to learn, flexibility, creativity, and commitment to the educational environment. In their cover letters, applicants must address how their experience relates to the minimum qualifications, and their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.  Preferred:  Library (preferably academic library) work experience; knowledge of AACR2Rev and MARC; knowledge of Library of Congress classification and subject headings; teaching or training experience; project management experience; customer service experience. Basic programming knowledge a plus.

TERMS & BENEFITS -  Calendar year appointment, permanent appointment track position; sick leave and annual leave; health  and disability insurance; dental, vision and prescription coverage. TIAA/CREF or New York State Employees' Retirement available (employee contribution rate 3%).

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS VIA E-MAIL:  (Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee, Library Personnel Officer, University Libraries - LI 111, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12222.)

DEADLINE - The deadline for receipt of applications is August 20, 2007.   Please include the names, e-mail and street addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references in addition to your cover letter and resume.


Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University Libraries - LI 111
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
(518) 442-3574 phone
(518) 442-3567 fax