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Job Posting (U. of Chicago) Lorna Tang 05 Nov 1993 14:56 UTC

Term appointment

The University of Chicago Library - D'Angelo Law Library is seeking
candidates for the position of Law Cataloger.  Appointment to this
position will be for a two-year term. The D'Angelo Law Library
holds over 500,000 volumes, receives 6,500 current serials, and
adds about 10,000 volumes each year.  The D'Angelo Law Library has
a professional staff of 9, including three law catalogers.  It has
its own Technical Services department which is responsible for
acquiring, cataloging, and processing all materials for the
D'Angelo Law Library.  The Law Cataloging section is in the process
of converting selected records to machine-readable form.  All
cataloging activities are supported by the University of Chicago
Library Data Management System.


Under the supervision of the Head of Law Cataloging, performs
original cataloging of materials in a variety of languages, and in
various formats, primarily serials.  Classifies materials according
to LC classification and local classification systems; catalogs
according to AACR2, LCRIs, and other specialized rules; performs
related authority work; assigns subject headings in accordance with
LCSH; and participates in the training of Technical Services staff
in the use of electronic resources.


Education:      Graduate degree in library science from an
accredited library school is required with a broad educational
background in the social sciences or humanities preferred.

Experience:     1-2 years experience in an academic or research
library is preferred.  A good knowledge of AACR2 rules, Library of
Congress Rule Interpretations, Library of Congress classification
and subject analysis, and MARC formats for serials and monographs
is required.  Serials cataloging experience is helpful.
Familiarity with legal publications and knowledge of automated
cataloging systems such as OCLC and RLIN and electronic resources
such as INTERNET are desired.  Good interpersonal and communication
skills with a demonstrated ability to work with and adapt to
changes are required.

Languages:      Good knowledge of more than one western European
language is required with French or German preferred.


Appointment salary will be based on qualifications and experience.
Salary range begins at $28,530 per year.  Benefits include a
contributory retirement plan, health and life insurance, 22
vacation days, 6 University holidays, 5 personal holidays, and sick
leave.  There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger

Letter of application should include curriculum vitae and names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.  Applications
received by December 1, 1993, will be assured consideration.
Please submit application to :

Denise Weintraub
Personnel Officer
The University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

The University of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer.

Lorna Y. Tang
Head of Technical Services
D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago
Tel. (312) 702-9619