Serials Cataloger Position -- UC Irvine (Sally Tseng) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 09 Jun 1998 22:12 UTC
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 15:04:23 -0700 From: "Sally C. Tseng" <sctseng@SUN1.LIB.UCI.EDU> Subject: Serials Cataloger Advertisement SERIALS CATALOGER (search reopened and modified) The Libraries of the University of California, Irvine invite applications for the position of Serials Cataloger. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Serials Team Leader in the Catalog Department, the Serials Cataloger performs original and complex copy cataloging for all types of of serials, including cataloging electronic publications. Follows current national standards for bibliographic description, authority work, and subject analysis, and ensures that quality bibliographic records are created through OCLC to be included in the local OPAC (ANTPAC) and UC systemwide (MELVYL=AE) databases. Maintains and organizes the serials cataloging backlog. Communicates with bibliographers and other library staff in answering inquiries and resolving serials bibliographic problems. Assists the team leader in documenting local cataloging procedures. Keeps abreast of the latest trends and developments in serials cataloging, for example, cataloging standards and library automation systems. Maintains proficiency in the Libraries' enterprise-wide network system, including e-mail, web browsers, word processing, and other standard applications. Performs other duties and projects as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Required: A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution; Recent cataloging experience using bibliographic utilities and integrated online library systems, preferably in serials cataloging. Knowledge of and working experience with AACR2r, LCRIs, MARC formats and Library of Congress subject heading and classification system. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, effectively, flexibly, and independently in a diverse team-based environment. Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a production oriented environment. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical skills to resolve complex problems. Ability to meet the University of California criteria for the advancement and promotion of librarians. Preferred: Knowledge of and working experience with national serials cataloging standards (CONSER). Experience in cataloging electronic resources. Ability to catalog serials in one or more European languages, i.e., French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Desirable: Knowledge of and working experience with National Library of Medicine subject headings and classification systems. Experience with OCLC and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. systems. THE CATALOG DEPARTMENT The Catalog Department is responsible for cataloging approximately 30,000 items annually including monographs, serials, AV, music, computer files, electronic resources, and government publications for all subjects and languages. Including the Department Head, the staff includes 6 librarians, 19 full-time library assistants and a varying number of student assistants. The Department consists of four sections: Monograph and Multimedia, Maintenance, East Asian, and Serials. The Department uses OCLC for cataloging and the Innovative Interfaces Inc. system as the library's OPAC. Current projects include cataloging of government publications and internet resources. THE LIBRARIES The UCI Libraries consist of the Main Library, the Science Library, and the Medical Center Library. The Main Library primarily serves the Schools of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Social Ecology, the Graduate School of Management, the Department of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Science Library primarily serves the College of Medicine and the Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and the Department of Information and Computer Science. The Medical Center Library serves the UCI Medical Center, located in Orange, 12 miles from the main campus. The UCI Libraries organization includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments. The library collection, supported by a budget of $4.5 million, consists of approximately 2 million volumes and 19,000 current serial titles, a substantial microform collection, and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. In addition to the local INNOPAC integrated library system, the Libraries participate in the University of California MELVYL System. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE One of nine University of California campuses, the University of California, Irvine, is nestled in 1,489 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean between San Diego and Los Angeles. The present enrollment is 17,092 students with a faculty of approximately 1,000 including the Medical School. The current student population numbers 13,833 undergraduates, 2,277 graduate students, and 1,171 health sciences students; a 15% increase in student enrollment by the year 2005 is planned. Ethnic/minority students represent about 70% of the undergraduate student body. The University offers 29 doctoral programs in addition to the M.D. UCI is ranked nationally in the top fifty universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top 25. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Librarians at the University of California, Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians are periodically subject to peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity. They are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, one day per month sick leave, reductions in incidental fees, and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group life and health insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary. SALARY: commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $31,656 - $40,512 (Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian II). DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications received by July 31, 1998 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. TO APPLY: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names of three references to: Judy Kaufman, Assistant University Librarian, Personnel and Administration, UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; voice (949) 824-4716; fax (949) 824-1288. Upon application, candidates should be in possession of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work in a career position will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired. This position description is listed at http://sun3.lib.uci.edu/~vacancy/, with links to the UCI Libraries Home Page, and additional websites featuring campus and community information. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIVERSITY.