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Position Announcement: Catalog Division, Indiana State Library Doug Conrads 17 Jan 1998 13:46 UTC

Catalog Division
Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Senior Subject Specialist of the Catalog Division

provides leadership in coordinating the Division's policies and procedures
to meet the challenge created by automation and technology as applied to
the State Library's special and unique collections, limited staff, and
restrictive budget.  Reporting to the Associate Director of Public and
Support Services, the Senior Subject Specialist of the Catalog Division
will represent the Division to the Library Administration and will
actively collaborate with the Senior Subject Specialists of other
Divisions to further the Library's mission and goals.

DUTIES:  Coordinate a staff of 4 professional librarians and 3 support
staff; analyze, formulate, and effect cataloging and classification
policies and procedures with regard to: all aspects of OCLC use, and card
catalogs and online public access catalog maintenance; perform related
administrative tasks including planning and directing special projects,
report writing, serving on library task forces and committees; perform
original cataloging and revision of OCLC member input cataloging for both
monographs and serials in all OCLC formats; assist in authority
maintenance of online public access catalog.

QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA/MLS; minimum 6 years post graduate cataloging
experience with monographs and serials; familiarity with library
acquisition procedures and practices; demonstrated administrative
planning, leadership, analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills;
thorough understanding of national cataloging standards, bibliographic
record structure, issues and trends in technical services operations;
knowledge of/experience with OCLC and local online systems (preferably
DRA); current knowledge of all principles and procedures of bibliographic
information including AACR2 Revised, all MARC formats, LC Subject
Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress
Classification, Superintendent of Documents Classification, and
bibliographic verification tools; familiarity with the use of
microcomputers and their applications; a record of initiative and
achievement in fostering and implementing change in a highly automated
technical services environment is preferred.

STARTING SALARY:  $27,229.00

BENEFITS:  Group insurance plans for health, dental, life, vision, and
disability; Public Employee Retirement Fund; Social Security; Credit
Union; one day of vacation per month; nine days of sick leave and three
days of personal leave per year.

APPLICANTS:  Complete credentials should be submitted:  application form,
resume, transcripts of graduate library school records, and placement
files which the applicant should arrange sent.  All applicants will need
to be able to make arrangments for an interview at their own expense.
Please address inquiries to:

Peggy Morlan
Human Resource Officer
Indiana State Library
140 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN  46204-2296
(317) 232-3695

In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, please notify us
if you require special accomodations.

Deadline:  Until position is filled.