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Serials Cataloging Coordinator (Tulane University) (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 14 Jan 1998 18:31 UTC

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Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 11:19:42 -0600
From: Susanna Powers <powers@MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU>
Subject: Serials Cataloging Coordinator (Tulane University)

seeks a dynamic service-oriented librarian to join our efforts in providing
access to materials in the Latin American Library.  Housed within Tulane's
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (, the Latin
American Library comprises a collection of approximately 280,000 volumes
relating to archaeology, anthropology, history, economics, linguistics, art
and architecture, film, popular culture, women's studies, social thought,
and many other areas, written in Spanish, English, Portuguese, other
European languages, and indigenous languages.  This collection serves the
research needs of Tulane's premier Latin American Studies program. Tulane
University is a participant in the Partners in Latin American Cataloguing
(PLAC) project.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Original and complex copy cataloging for materials,
primarily in serial format, on subjects related to Latin America.  Serves
as the Cataloging Department resource for serials cataloging; contributes
authority records to the national authority file under the terms of the
library's participation in NACO; provides serials cataloging training for
department staff, as needed.  Provides input for establishing serials
cataloging priorities within the context of overall cataloging priorities.
Reports to the Head of the Cataloging Department.  The Cataloging
Department employs 7 full-time librarians and 11 support staff.

REQUIRED: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; minimum 2 years professional
serials cataloging experience in an academic library; excellent reading
knowledge of Spanish; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of LC
classification, LCSH, AACR2r, LCRI, and the USMARC formats for
bibliographic, holdings, and authority data; excellent written and oral
communication skills; effective interpersonal skills; ability to function
as a contributing team member in a production-oriented environment; strong
service orientation; flexibility in adapting to changing departmental and
organizational priorities; strong analytical skills and organizational

PREFERRED:  Additional monographic cataloging experience; knowledge of
other Western European languages, particularly Portuguese; previous serials
management experience; academic background in Latin American Studies;
ability to work in a highly automated environment; working knowledge of
OCLC and an integrated local system.

Salary: Rank and salary based on qualifications; minimum $34,500.
Twelve-month academic appointment.  Excellent benefits, including tuition
exemption for self and family.
To apply, send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to:  Mary Orazio, Executive
Secretary, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans,
LA  70118-5682.  Preference will be given to applications received by
February 8, 1998.  Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  For more information about the Tulane community see the
Tulane University website at