Position announcement (University of California, Riverside) Marcia Tuttle 12 Mar 1996 13:42 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 19:39:42 -0500 From: Lynne Hayman <lynne@UCRAC1.UCR.EDU> Subject: Position announcement THE CENTER FOR BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES AND RESEARCH THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR: NEWSPAPER CATALOGER POSITION: Newspaper Cataloger, The California Newspaper Project RANK: Assistant Librarian, Step I-III, Temporary Status. Position contingent on receipt of NEH funding. One-year position with possible renewal for additional terms. SALARY: $29,532-32,544 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those applications received by April 15 are ensured consideration. The Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, established in 1989, manages four major projects of international significance. One of these, the California Newspaper Project (CNP), is part of a nationwide scheme to provide a complete record of surviving newspapers published in this country. Its principal funding is derived from the Preservation Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The CNP has three main components: 1. A canvass of all the known repositories holding U.S. newspapers in the entire state and the preparation of records in situ of the titles and runs held of each newspaper; 2. Creation of bibliographic and holdings records for each title according to Library of Congress United States Newspaper Program procedures and guidelines and input of those records into the CONSER database, a national serials database maintained on the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) online union catalog; and 3. Preservation, to include both an analysis of existing microfilms of California newspapers and development of a plan to film additional newspapers to provide a full record of the history of the state. POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position reports to the Assistant Director for the California Newspaper Project, Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside. Responsibilities include performing original and copy cataloging of newspapers in OCLC, and reviewing cataloging copy for adherence to standards established by AACR2, LC rule interpretations, the CONSER Editing Guide, the USNP Newspaper Cataloging and Union Listing Manual and the California Newspaper Project. The Newspaper Cataloger will conduct field work and cataloging of newspapers in the southern portion of the state and will assume additional responsibilities relative to the mission of the project. SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Position sometimes requires lifting materials up to 20 pounds, bending, climbing and working in dusty or musty conditions. Driving is required. Travel up to 50%. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent, including coursework in cataloging. Ability to work well with colleagues and with the public. Preferred: Cataloging experience using the MARC serials format and AACR2; experience with OCLC, as well as database software. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages, preferably Spanish, Chinese or other languages of newspapers in California. REPRESENTATION: The Newspaper Cataloger position is represented by the University Federation of Librarians, AFT, the University of California's collective bargaining agent. BENEFITS: Librarians are academic appointees. Vacation accrues at the rate of two days per month, sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has a variety of group health and life insurance plans, as well as a University retirement system. Send letter of application, resume, and list of three professional references to: Henry L. Snyder, Director Center for Bibliographical Studies Rivera Library-016 University of California Riverside, California 92521-0154 THE CAMPUS: The University of California, Riverside is one of nine campuses in the University of California system. Located just 60 miles east of Los Angeles in a community of over 200,000, the 1200 acre campus is within easy reach of most of the major cultural and recreational activities of southern California. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired after November 6, 1986 will be required to show proof of their identity and right to work in the United States. 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