Position Descriptions (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 18 Aug 1994 21:52 UTC
2 messages, 189 lines: ------------------------ 1. Serials Cataloger - Maine Newspaper Project 2. Serials Cataloger - University of Washington ------------------------ Date: Thu, 18 Aug 1994 12:34:13 -0400 From: "Janet E. Roberts" <jroberts@SATURN.CAPS.MAINE.EDU> Subject: Job Opening - Maine Newspaper Project X-To: List - Serials <serialst@UVMVM.UVM.EDU>, List - Cataloguers <autocat@UVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU> SERIALS CATALOGER FOR THE MAINE NEWSPAPER PROJECT (LIBRARIAN II) This is a 22-month professional cataloging position to provide OCLC/CONSER original serials cataloging, name authority control, and holdings information for approximately 1500 Maine newspaper titles as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Maine Newspaper Project. The majority of titles will be cataloged from originals at newspaper repositories within Maine, with the remaining titles to be described from the microfilm copies. This librarian will be responsible for the coordination and scheduling of activities required in creating cataloging and holdings records for the Project. This will be a full-time project position. The current grant runs through June of 1996; there is a possibility that the cataloging will not be complete at that time and the position might be extended. The person will work under limited supervision of the Project Coordinator at the Maine State Library, and in cooperation with the Head Cataloger. S/he will provide supervision, training, and evaluation for one full-time Library Assistant. Travel will be required to access collections around the state. Experience and qualifications: Master's degree from a library science program (or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience); familiarity with OCLC, AACR2, LC Rules Interpretations, LCSH, and other bibliographic reference tools. A year of original serials cataloging experience using OCLC is required. The ability to lift 40 pounds is required. Preferred qualifications: OCLC/CONSER newspaper cataloging experience on OCLC; familiarity with the CONSER Editing Guide and the USNP Cataloging and Union Listing Manual; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; supervisory experience; and, good vision. For an application: NOTE: NARROW WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY Contact Debbe Clark at the Bureau of Human Resources/ State House Station # 4/ Augusta, ME 04333 (207-2874416), say you're interested in the Maine State Library's Maine Newspaper Project Position and ask for a Yellow/Green Application and a copy of the Librarian II Career Opportunity Bulletin. Apparently applications will not be accepted until August 29th, and applications will probably only be accepted for two weeks. For more information about the project: Contact Janet Roberts / Maine State Archives / State House Station #84 / Augusta, ME 04333. Phone: 207-2875790. E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Janet is usually in on Wednesdays and Thursdays; e-mail is checked daily. Janet Roberts (207) 287-5791 Maine State Archives Archives BBS:(207) 287-5797 Station #84 Internet: email@example.com Augusta, ME 04333 -------------------------------- Date: Thu, 18 Aug 1994 09:36:31 -0700 From: James Stickman <stickman@U.WASHINGTON.EDU> Subject: Serials Cataloging Vacancy NOTICE OF VACANCY July 1, 1994 TITLE: Serials Cataloger The Serials Cataloging Section is one of five sections in the Serials Division and is composed of the section head, 2.25 FTE librarians and 3 FTE classified staff. The Serials Cataloger reports to the head of the section and is responsible for cataloging and classifying serials in a variety of subjects, languages and formats using AACR2 revised, LC and NLM classifications, LCSH and MeSH; for carrying out bibliographic maintenance in the local online database; and for resolving complex serial cataloging problems. Along with the section head, the Serials Cataloger takes a lead role in cataloging and formulating bibliographic control and access policies for electronic serials and computer software. The Libraries is a participant in CONSER and NACO and uses OCLC as its primary bibliographic network for cataloging. The Serials Cataloging Section has instituted a team oriented approach to cataloging. The Libraries recently completed the implementation of an Innovative Interfaces system (for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging and maintenance and serials control) and BRS based online catalog with graphical and character cell interfaces. A major serials control conversion project is currently underway. Catalogers work in a highly automated and networked environment. As the Libraries undertakes new initiatives to move toward the electronic library, it seeks an individual who is comfortable working in a changing environment, is knowledgeable about bibliographic control of printed serials, has a keen interest in bibliographic access issues for electronic serials and other networked resources, is flexible and capable of developing the skills and knowledge base needed to function effectively in the evolving electronic library. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association required. 2. Minimum of two years of serials cataloging experience required, preferably in an academic or research library. Working knowledge of AACR2 revised, Library of Congress classification and subject headings and the MARC format required. Knowledge of National Library of Medicine classification and MeSH desirable. Experience with cataloging of electronic formats desirable. 3. Experience with a national bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC, and a local online system required. 4. Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages required. 5. Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of staff and participate in a shared decision-making environment required. 6. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Analytical and problem solving skills required. 7. Demonstrated commitment to professional development. 8. Ability to function well in a changing environment, to work effectively within a large, decentralized organization and to exercise initiative required. SALARY: $27,000 minimum. Starting salary dependent on background and experience. BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in a CREF retirement program on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. Premiums fully paid for medical, dental and life insurance plans. No state or local income tax. AVAILABLE: Negotiable APPLY TO: Charles E. Chamberlin Deputy Director of Libraries 482 Allen Library University of Washington Libraries, FM-25 Seattle, Washington 98195-0001 Applicants should submit a letter of application, full resume, salary requirements, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who are knowledgeable of their qualifications for this position. APPLICATION DEADLINE: To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, 1994. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.