Position available (New York University Libraries) Kay Teel 05 May 1995 20:57 UTC


          Title: Head, Original Cataloging

          Description:  Supervises, trains and directs the work of 6
          permanent and several temporary, grant-funded librarians
          who provide original cataloging for materials in all formats
          and subject areas.  Coordinates the training of all staff in
          the LC and Member Copy Cataloging Units, establishes
          cataloging policy, and ensures the department's
          adherence to national cataloging standards.  Under the
          direction of the Director for Technical Services works
          closely with the Heads of LC Copy Cataloging and
          Member Copy Cataloging units.

          The New York University Libraries:  Library facilities at
          NYU serve the school's 50,000 students and faculty and
          contain more than 3.5 million volumes.  The Elmer
          Holmes Bobst Library houses 2.5 million of these volumes
          and serves as the University's principal research
          resource.  NYU is a member of the Research Libraries
          Group and serves as the administrative headquarters of
          the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a
          consortium which includes three academic institutions in
          Greenwich Village.

          Qualifications:  ALA Accredited MLS, subject master's
          degree required for tenure; working knowledge of at least
          two Western European languages;  three years of original
          cataloging experience with book and non-book formats
          using AACR2, LCSH and LC classification, ability to work
          comfortably and productively in a complex work
          environment; experience in training and developing
          professional staff; excellent oral and written
          communication skills; awareness of and involvement in
          current national developments in bibliographic control and

          Salary/Benefits:  Faculty status, excellent benefits include
          five weeks annual vacation.  Salary commensurate with
          experience and background.  Minimum: $40,000.

          To Apply:  Send resume and letter of application,
          including the addresses and telephone numbers of 3
          references by May 31, 1995 to: Ms. Alice Deich,
          Library Personnel Director, New York University Libraries,
          70 Washington Square South, New York, NY  10012.