Job Announcement: Special Project Cataloger - UMKC University Libraries Pennington, Buddy D. 28 Jan 2008 15:05 UTC

Special Project Cataloger - UMKC University Libraries

Dynamic urban academic library seeks cataloger/supervisor for a
three-year grant-funded project to catalog a large collection of 16-inch
transcription disc sound recordings in the Marr Sound Archives, UMKC
Libraries.  Responsible for creation of original bibliographic and name
heading authority records nationally and locally.  Supervises two
project staff and up to two students.  This position requires knowledge
of sound recording cataloging practices, ability to work independently
and to be highly productive.  Knowledge of A/V cataloging and music
helpful. This position reports to the Music Catalog Librarian.

The Marr Sound Archives is a unit of the Kenneth J. LaBudde Department
of Special Collections. The focus of the collection is the American
experience as reflected in recorded sound.  More information about the
Special Collections can be found at
<> .

UMKC is a comprehensive research university exemplifying the values of
education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and
collaboration.    See:

< >   In a large area of green
space and in Kansas City's research/cultural corridor, the campus is
located in the heart of one of America's most affordable and attractive

Required Qualifications:

*         ALA-accredited MLS

*         Minimum 2 years recent cataloging experience, including
establishing authoritative headings

*         Experience cataloging sound recordings

*         Cataloging familiarity with AACR2r, USMARC formats,
authorities format, LC

*         Excellent analytic, problem solving skills

*         Exceptional interpersonal, communication skills; good oral and
writing skills in English

*         Ability to be highly productive while participating in
multiple, simultaneous assignments

*         Strong commitment to public service

*         Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and implement

*         Aptitude for complex and detailed work

*         Evidence of mature judgment

*         Understanding of scholarly research environment

*         Must be able to thrive in a team setting, handle multiple
responsibilities in a dynamic environment, and operate effectively in a
diverse academic community


*	Professional experience cataloging academic library materials
*	Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemes
*	Reading knowledge of Western European language other than
*	Subject knowledge in music
*	Experience with an automated library system
*	Experience cataloging non-print media
*	Demonstrated successful supervisory experience
*	Experience with OCLC, NACO
*	Evidence of professional initiative
*	Additional graduate degree

Salary: $40,000 to $44,000 expected hiring range, depending on
qualifications. Affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting
periods), paid time off, tuition assistance (75% of educational fees
paid), and University paid long-term disability and life insurance

Send letter of application, resume, names of three references to: Bonnie
Postlethwaite, Chair of Search Committee, University Libraries
Administrative Office, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill
Road, Kansas City, MO 64110, 816-235-1531 or submit via e-mail to: <> .  Application review begins
February 15, 2008 and continues until position is filled.

UMKC is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and
candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All final
candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background
Check prior to beginning employment.

Buddy Pennington
Serial Acquisitions Librarian
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University Libraries

800 E. 51st Street

Kansas City, MO  64110


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