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Position announcement (University of California, Riverside) Marcia Tuttle 12 Mar 1996 13:42 UTC

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Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 19:39:42 -0500
From: Lynne Hayman <lynne@UCRAC1.UCR.EDU>
Subject: Position announcement


                      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.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES:  In accordance with applicable State
and Federal laws and University policy, the University of
California does not discriminate in any of its policies,
procedures, or practices on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, age, veterans
status, medical condition, ancestry, or marital status; nor does
the University discriminate on the basis of citizenship, within the
limits imposed by law or University policy.

Inquiries regarding the University's equal opportunity policies may
be directed to: Gary Wilkins, Affirmative Action Office, (909)-

The University of California, Riverside, is an equal employment
opportunity/affirmative action employer.