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Position Announcement: Serials Cataloging Coord., Tulane Univ. Susanna Powers 25 Mar 1998 17:07 UTC

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Tulane University seeks an energetic, 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.
The Tulane University libraries are migrating from the NOTIS system to
Endeavor's Voyager system.

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 and provides
serials cataloging training for department staff as needed.  Serves as the
liaison for serials processes between the Cataloging, Serials Acquisitions,
and Preservation departments.  Establishes serials cataloging priorities
within the context of overall cataloging priorities.  Contributes authority
records to the national authority file under the terms of the library's
participation in NACO.  Reports to the Head of the Cataloging Department.
The Cataloging Department employs 7 full-time librarians and 12 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.  Review of applications will begin May 29, 1998.  Tulane
University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  For more
information about the Tulane community see the Tulane University website at