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 http://library.umkc.edu/spec-col/index.html <http://library.umkc.edu/spec-col/index.html> . UMKC is a comprehensive research university exemplifying the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. See: < http://www.umkc.edu/aboutumkc/values.asp > 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 cities. 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 projects * 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 Preferred: * Professional experience cataloging academic library materials * Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemes * Reading knowledge of Western European language other than English * 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 benefits. 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: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> . 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 816-235-1548 UMKC University Libraries: Discovery. Knowledge. Empowerment.