Position Announcement:Bibliographic Access Librarian-California Julie Swartzendruber 12 Jan 1996 19:57 UTC
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT BIBLIOGRAPHIC ACCESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN 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 reduction POSITION DESCRIPTION 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. QUALIFICATIONS Required: 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 Preferred: 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 HOW TO APPLY 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 INTERVIEWS An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well as confirmation of degrees and proof of eligibility to work. CLOSING DATE 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 priorities. 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. This position announcement has been cross-posted to several listserves, please excuse any duplication.