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Position Announcement:Bibliographic Access Librarian-California Julie Swartzendruber 12 Jan 1996 19:57 UTC



Rank:    Senior Assistant Librarian (tenure track)

Salary: $43,680 - $71,568 for 12 months (commensurate with  qualifications
and experience); 10 month option available with proportionate salary


Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for
Bibliographic/Physical Access Services and working in a team oriented
environment, the successful candidate is expected to perform original and
complex copy cataloging for monographs and serials in all formats according
to national standards, with emphasis on serials cataloging and record
management; resolve conflicts in bibliographic records and make decisions
on enhancing access to bibliographic records; train and guide support staff
in the theory and practices of cataloging and acquisitions, and in
developing and implementing operational procedures; assess new national and
international technological developments relevant to bibliographic access,
including access via the Internet, and make policy and procedural
recommendations to the AUL; serve as advisor and resource person to the
Database Management Team (includes authority control), and the Monographs
and Serials Teams (includes acquisitions and cataloging); assess the
overall effectiveness of the team operations and make recommendations to
the AUL; serve as backup to the AUL as needed; keep up with current
developments in the practice of cataloging and acquisitions in light of
changing information technology, as well as with developments in
Librarianship in general; contribute to library planning and policy
development; participate in library and university committees and projects;
serve as the bibliographic access librarian representing the university on
California State University systemwide or regional forums such as the
Committee on Bibliographic Control.



1. ALA-accredited MLS
2. At least four recent years of increasingly responsible cataloging and
supervisory experience in an academic library technical services, including
two or more years in serials cataloging and management
3. Three or more years experience with a major bibliographic utility and
automated library system
4. Extensive knowledge of standard cataloging tools such as AACR2, LC
Subject Headings and LC Classification, MARC formats, CONSER editing guide,
CONSER cataloging manual
5. Ability to adapt to change and to work cooperatively in a culturally
diverse environment
6. Ability to work in a team environment
7. Flexibility to work with multiple projects and priorities
8. Evidence of commitment to user needs
9. Effective oral and written communication skills
10. Evidence of ability to meet requirements for reappointment and tenure
11. Evidence of leadership and initiative
12. Evidence of managerial ability


1. Experience with OCLC and Innovative Interfaces Inc. integrated systems
2. Experience with acquisitions operations in an academic library
3. Experience in managing electronic resources from the INTERNET


Letters of inquiry or requests for an application form should be directed
to the address indicated below.  Letters of inquiry and/or requests for
application forms must be postmarked or faxed by March 15, 1996. FAX:
(909) 869-6922

A completed application form is required of all persons wishing to be
considered for this position.  Send completed application form and resume
(including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references) to:

        Chair, Bibliographic Access Services Librarian Search Committee
                        c/o University Library Office
                        California State Polytechnic University
                        3801 West Temple Avenue
                        Pomona, CA     91768


An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well
as confirmation of degrees and proof of eligibility to work.


Completed application must be postmarked by Monday, April 8, 1996.

The Library:   The centrally located University Library is housed in a
six-story building with floor space of 205,526 assignable square feet and
seating for more than 2,400 students.  The centralized reference department
serves a predominantly  undergraduate student body of 20,000 in six
colleges: Agriculture, Arts, Business Administration, Engineering,
Environmental Design, and Science as well as a School of Education and a
School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  The University Library has a
strong commitment to automation with circulation, acquisitions, reserve,
and serials control currently computerized.  We have a user-friendly online
public access catalog, many CD-ROM services, a heavily used software
collection, and an active online search service.  The collections exceed
2.7 million items: included are approximately 600,000 volumes, over 2.1
million microfilms, 2,870 periodical titles, and 20 newspapers.

The University:   California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is one of
22 campuses in the California State University.  It is located about 30
miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and is part of one of the most dynamic
economic and cultural regions in the country.  Noted for its beautiful and
historic 1,400-acre campus -- once the Arabian horse ranch of cereal
magnate W.K. Kellogg -- the university currently has an ethnically diverse
student population of 16,304 (12,714 FTES).  Students are enrolled in 60
baccalaureate and 17 master's degree programs with approximately 900 tenure
track and adjunct faculty.  The university is committed to diversifying its
faculty and staff, and has made educational equity one of its highest

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer.  Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and
federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race,
national origin, handicap, marital status, age, religion, or veteran
status.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work
in the United States.

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