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Serials Cataloger Position in South Florida Peter Picerno 27 Nov 2007 14:52 UTC

Please post the following position for a Serials Cataloger at Florida
International University. Deadline for applications is January 3, 2008.


Peter V. Picerno
Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian
Asst. Head of Resource Development
Green Library
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: 305.348.6279


*Serials Cataloger*

*Florida** International University***

The Green Library of Florida International University is seeking an
energetic, service-oriented Serials Cataloger.

*Description*: As a member of the Cataloging Department, the Serials
Cataloger is responsible for cataloging and processing serials and
integrating resources on all subjects and in all formats; takes
leadership in applying new approaches to access, such as the batch
loading of serial records; and works in collaboration with many
colleagues (e.g., the Head of the Authorities and Database Maintenance
Unit, members of the Resource Development Department, and the Electronic
Information Services Librarian) to ensure the accuracy of both MARC
holdings displays and SFX displays.

*Required Qualifications*:

    * MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
    * Knowledge of serials cataloging using AACR2r, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21
      standards (including MARC holdings), CONSER Guidelines and LC
      classification schedules
    * Knowledge of OCLC and integrated library management systems (FIU
      has Aleph)
    * Knowledge of authority control principles
    * Effective oral and written communication, including ability to
      document procedures
    * Ability to take initiative, work accurately, and follow through
      effectively and efficiently with all issues and tasks
    * Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
      culturally diverse environment
    * Commitment to the service mission of the academic library

*Desired Qualifications*:

    * Serials cataloging experience
    * CONSER training
    * Knowledge of one or more foreign languages
    * Experience with loading bibliographical data and with scripting
    * Knowledge of other metadata schema

*Rank/Salary*: Non-tenured faculty status; $40,000-$55,000; rank and
salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

* Benefits: *22 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, TIAA/CREF
or other retirement options, health/life insurance options, no state or
local income tax. For more information, see

* About the University: *Florida International University is one of the
most rapidly growing urban, multi-campus comprehensive universities in
the USA, offering over 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees,
with a student enrollment of over 38,000. More information is available
at: _www.fiu.edu_

*About the Libraries: *The Green Library is located on the FIU
University Park Campus. FIU libraries have over 1.6 million volumes,
subscriptions to more than 19,000 serials and access to over 300
databases and online services. For more information, please visit <>

*To Apply: *Initial screening of applications will begin *Jan. 3, 2008*,
and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must
include a letter of interest, a résumé, and the names and contact
information of 3 professional references. As part of your résumé, please
send 3 MARC-tagged cataloging records that you have either edited or
created (preferably serials; class assignments accepted). Application
materials should be submitted electronically to _www.fiujobs.org_ by
referencing position number *44560*. Address any questions to Mirtha
Hernández, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at __.

*Florida International University is an equal opportunity, equal access,
affirmative action employer.*