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Position announcement (California Newspaper Project) LYNNE@UCRVMS.BITNET 17 Mar 1994 20:10 UTC


RANK: Assistant Librarian, Step I-III, temporary status.  Two year
term position with possible renewal contingent upon availability of

SALARY: $27,923 - $30,775. Salary reflects a 2.6 percent reduction
through June 30, 1994.


The Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, Univ. of California,
Riverside, manages four major projects of international significance.  One of
these, the California Newspaper Project (CNP), is part of a nationwide scheme
to preserve, catalog and union list newspapers published in the U.S. and
its territories.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reports to the Assistant Director for the California
Newspaper Project, Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research,
University of California, Riverside.  Two positions will be filled, one at the
University of California, Riverside, the other at the California State Library,
Sacramento.  Responsibilities include performing original and copy cataloging
of newspapers in OCLC, and reviewing cataloging copy for adherence to standards
established by AACR2, LC rule interpretations, the CONSER Editing Guide, the
USNP Newspaper Cataloging and Union Listing Manual and the California Newspaper
Project.  The position at UC Riverside will entail field work up to 50% of the
time, travel, and cataloging newspapers at libraries in southern California.
The position at Sacramento will catalog newspapers at the California State
Library, will conduct field work, and will supervise a library assistant and
clerical assistant at that site.  Librarians will assume additional
responsibilities relative to the mission of the project.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Positions may require lifting materials up to
20 pounds, climbing, working in dusty or musty conditions.  Driving may be

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent,
including coursework in cataloging. Ability to work well with colleagues and
with the public.  Adaptability and ability to work independently.
Preferred: Cataloging experience using the MARC serials format and AACR2;
experience with OCLC.  Experience with preservation microfilming.  Reading
knowledge of one or more foreign languages, preferably Chinese, Japanese,
Korean, Spanish or other languages of newspapers in California.

Send letter of application, resume, and list of three professional references
to: Henry L. Snyder, Director, Center for Bibliographical Studies and
Research, University of California, 016-Rivera Library, Riverside, CA

Review of applications will begin April 1994 and will continue until positions
are filled.