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Notice of vacancy, Purdue University Libraries Janet Addison 10 Jan 1997 15:34 UTC


Required qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS degree; two years of
professional cataloging experience in an academic or research
library, including original and copy cataloging and catalog
maintenance; reading knowledge of one or more modern foreign

Desired qualifications:  Ability to work effectively in a
changing organization and to provide leadership in the trans-
ition to a networked environment.  Familiarity with the role of
the cataloger's workstation in technical services operations.
Good communication, interpersonal, analytical, and
organization skills.  Strong service orientation.  Experience
in training staff.  Working knowledge of AACR cataloging rules,
LC rule interpretations, LC subject headings, authority
practices, MARC formats, and CONSER standards.  Demonstrated
experience with one of the national bibliographic utilities
(OCLC preferred) and a local integrated system.  Familiarity
with Dewey Decimal Classification.  Familiarity with ANSI/NISO
serials holdings standards and USNP newspaper cataloging
standards.  Reading knowledge of Western European languages
and/or Russian.

Responsibilities:  Contributes to planning and process
improvement for the department and functions in a leadership
role during the planning and implementation of the Libraries'
new integrated online system.  Serves as a resource person for
clerical copy catalogers and database maintenance staff in
matters relating to cataloging and authorities.  Responsible
for original and complex copy cataloging of monographs and
serials in all subject areas and formats, including electronic
resources; bibliographic problem resolution; and authority
control.  Serves as a resource person to all library faculty,
administrative/professional and clerical staff in matters
relating to cataloging and database maintenance policies and
procedures.  Participates in the development of cataloging
policies and procedures.  Participates in library committees,
teams, and task forces as required.  Reports to the Head of
Technical Services.

Salary:  $25,000.00 and up depending upon qualifications

Status and benefits:  Exempt professional.  Appointment on a
fiscal year basis, with annual vacation of 22 working days.
Flexible benefit programs with open enrollments annually.
Group life, medical and disability insurance programs are
in effect as are TIAA-CREF and Social Security coverage.

Libraries:  The Technical Services Department is a centralized
operation serving the Purdue University Libraries, which
currently uses the NOTIS integrated library management system
and is a member of OCLC.  The department staff includes 4
professional librarians, 1 administrative/professional and
25 clerical staff members.

The Purdue University Libraries system, which includes the
Undergraduate Library and 14 school and departmental libraries,
has holdings of over 2,000,000 volumes.  Staff totals more than
200, including 60 faculty and professionals.

Purdue University is located approximately 60 miles northwest
of Indianapolis, Indiana and 110 miles southeast of Chicago,
Illinois.  The greater Lafayette area of over 150,000 provides
a diversity of cultural and social activities.

Application process:  Please send a statement of interest, resume
and the names of three references to:  Thomas L. Haworth,
Personnel Officer, Purdue University Libraries, 1530 Stewart
Center - Room 265, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1530.

Deadline:  Review of applications will begin on February 24, 1997
and continue until the position is filled.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer