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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>

                       (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

  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:
  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:  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:
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.


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

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.

     $27,000  minimum.  Starting salary dependent on background
     and experience.

     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.

     To ensure consideration, applications should be received no
     later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, 1994.


  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.