Position opening -- North Dakota State University Stephen Clark 05 Feb 2008 03:55 UTC


Continuing Resources Librarian/#00019211


NDSU Library




March 12, 2008


This position maintains overall responsibility for the acquisition,
processing and management of continuing resources. Other responsibilities

*       Participate on the Electronic Resources Team
*       Supervision of PromptCAT process for serials
*       Complex copy cataloging of continuing resources
*       Participate in maintaining the quality and consistency of the
library bibliographic database
*       Manage the continuing resources department
*       Supervise all staff within the continuing resources department
*       Participate and engage in appropriate professional development
activities, scholarly activities, and service to professionals and the
*       Participate in general librarian duties


*       ALA accredited Master's degree in library science or library and
information sciences
*       Two years relevant professional-level experience
*       Demonstrated knowledge of continuing resources practices
*       Knowledge of current serials cataloging standards (AACR2s, MARC21,
CONSER, LCSH and LC classification)
*       Experience with a commercial "knowledge base" product as well as a
commercial "link resolver" product
*       Capable of working successfully in a changing, dynamic and
production-oriented environment
*       Customer service oriented and willing to provide user-centered
cataloging services
*       Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and prioritize work
*       Demonstrated ability to perform excessively detail oriented and
highly repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy
*       Good problem solving skills and flexibility by exercising sound
judgment in dealing with a variety of issues, sometimes in ambiguous
*       Effective oral and written communication skills


*       Financial management knowledge
*       Experience training, developing and supervising staff


All interested persons should submit the following supporting documents to
the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 5345, Fargo, ND 58105 or Job Service,
by the close of business on the screening date: 1) standard NDSU
form; 2) cover letter; 3) current resume; and 4) names, addresses, and
numbers of three professional references. NOTE: Incomplete files will
NOT be
considered. Veteran's claiming preference must submit all proof of
eligibility by the screening date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214
and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability.

NDSU is an EOI. Women & traditionally underrepresented groups are
to apply.


North Dakota State University is enjoying a remarkable period of growth and
success. Located on the state's eastern border in Fargo, North Dakota's
largest city, NDSU is the state's Morrill Act land-grant institution.

Recognized as an engaged university and considered a leader among its
NDSU has set enrollment records for seven years in a row. With more than
12,000 students, NDSU encompasses a broad spectrum of curricular offerings,
scholarly activity and service. The university strives to be an
innovator in
information systems, technology transfer, economic development and lifelong
learning. NDSU also is home to the state's first full NCAA Division I
athletic program.

NDSU employs more than 700 ranked faculty and lecturers, about 360
administrators, extension educators and experiment station researches and
approximately 800 graduate assistants and fellows. In total, the university
has more than 5,200 full-time and part-time employees across the state.

The university has a commitment to students, faculty and staff to
provide an
environment where everyone feels welcome, respected and safe. NDSU is in
initial stages of implementing a strategic plan for diversity, equity and
community to ensure the commitment. To learn more about the plan, visit

Innovative teaching and learning are conducted in nine academic units: the
Colleges of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; Arts,
Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Engineering and Architecture;
Human Development and Education; Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Science;
Science and Mathematics; University Studies; and the Graduate and
Interdisciplinary studies. NDSU has 106 baccalaureate majors, 51 master's
degree programs, 38 doctoral degrees, eight certificate programs, three
professional doctoral degrees and one specialist degree.

NDSU researchers are leading major initiatives in such areas as
nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety and materials
science. In a partnership with Alien Technology Corp., NDSU's Research and
Technology Park is home to the world's first mass scale Radio Frequency
Identification tag research and production facility.

The NDSU Research and Technology Park also is expanding with the NDSU
for Technology Enterprise, a business and technology incubator that will
promote the development of new technology-based companies.

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and NDSU Extension Service
are integral parts of the university.

In 2004, the university added a 75,800-square foot, five-story NDSU
Downtown, providing a cutting-edge facility for art, architecture and
landscape architecture students. A $10 million project renovated the
century-old building to include studios, classrooms, a wood shop, digital
media room, gallery and an outdoor sculpture area.

Currently, the university is in the process of enlarging its presence in
downtown area with the addition of two buildings. A six-story building,
formerly the Pioneer Mutual Life building, will house the College of
Business and the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. A nearby
building, formerly the Lincoln National Life building, will become the new
home to studio space and faculty offices for the architecture and landscape
architecture department.

NDSU, which is one of two major research universities in an 11-institution
state university system, is striving to substantially increase the
number of
international students enrolled at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
NDSU also serves people across the state through continuing education and
extension programs. NDSU also participates in the Tri-College University
consortium with neighboring Minnesota State University Moorhead and
Concordia College.


Named one of the most desirable places in the country to live by Money
magazine, Fargo is quickly earning a reputation as a great place to live.
Located in the rich farmlands of the Red River Valley, the Fargo-Moorhead
community has many qualities that contribute to this reputation, including
highly-respected educational opportunities, advanced medical technology, a
progressive business community, numerous cultural and arts opportunities, a
clean environment and good-hearted friendly people.

Fargo 's revitalized downtown has gained recent national publicity through
such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, The Today Show, National
Radio and MSN.com. The reports describe an energetic, contemporary feel to
many of the downtown's trendy restaurants, nightlife and entertainment

With more than 175,000 people in the community and about 500,000 people in
the service area, Fargo-Moorhead is among the largest metropolitan centers
between Minneapolis and Seattle and was recently named an All-American
To learn more about what national publications are saying about the
community's quality of life, visit

Michele L. Azar, MLS

Director of Technical Services

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND  58105-5599

Phone:  (701) 231-6462

Fax:  (701) 231-6128