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Serials Cataloger position, Oregon SU, July 17 deadline (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 14 Jul 1998 18:51 UTC

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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 10:56:30 -0700
From: Jos.Anemaet@ORST.EDU
Subject: Serials Cataloger position, Oregon SU, July 17 deadline

This announcement was inadvertantly not posted to the list.  Please excuse
the short notice.

If you are interested in this position, please send an email to the
address listed below for Melissa Maloney or fax your cover letter by July
17 and give her an indication of when you would be able to send the other
required documents.

> Position Announcement > > Serials Catalog Librarian > The Valley
Library/Information Services > Oregon State University > > > SETTING > >
Oregon State University is one of only ten American universities to hold
the land, sea and space grant designation and is one of two universities
in the Pacific Northwest to achieve Carnegie Research I status.  The
University Libraries consist of a main collection of over one million
volumes in The Valley Library on the Corvallis campus and one branch
library in Newport. Upon completion of a $40 million renovation/expansion
project in December 1998, The Valley Library will total 340,000 sq. ft.
and offer state-of-the-art library and information services.  The main
floor of The Valley Library houses an Information Commons.  The
Information Commons furthers the University's goal of offering each
student a "compelling learning experience" by providing a central campus
resource which accommodates the traditional, innovative and experimental
uses of information. The University Libraries are part of OSU's
Information Services which also includes the Communication Media Center,
Cen!  tral Computing and Network Services.  OSU is located in Corvallis, a
community of 49,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between
Portland and Eugene.  Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert
and the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges are all within a 100-mile drive of
Corvallis.  Approximately 11,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students
are enrolled at OSU, including 1,200 U.S. minority students and 1,800
international students.  The university has an institution-wide commitment
to diversity and multiculturalism, and provides a welcoming atmosphere
with unique professional opportunities for leaders who are women and
people of color.  All are encouraged to apply.  > > GENERAL
RESPONSIBILITIES > > Librarians are responsible for selecting, organizing
and providing access to information needed by the students, faculty and
staff of Oregon State University located both on and off the main campus.
Librarians must know a variety of scholarly and general information
sources and anticipate the effect of technological change and trends on
the delivery of library services and the information literacy of library
users.  In the context of a library, the effect of change is cumulative in
nature so both depth and breadth of experience are important to the
institution.  > > As tenure-track faculty members, OSU librarians serve on
committees and task forces both at the departmental and university level
and take a leadership role in local, state and national/international
professional and scholarly societies and organizations.  > > Librarians
serve as active members of at least one Information Services team.  In
this capacity, their duties include: attending meetings, collaborating
with peers regarding problem-solving and completing team assignments to
further the goals of the Library, Information Services and the University.
Typically, librarians also make a significant contribution to the on-going
work of more than one team.  > > Duties and assignments are subject to
change given the dynamic organization of Information Services.  Current
duties are negotiated in the annual agreement.  > > SPECIFIC
RESPONSIBILITIES > > Reporting to the Sponsor of the Cataloging Teams, the
Serials Catalog Librarian catalogs serial > publications and resources in
any physical or electronic format providing the description,
classification, subject headings and other access points as appropriate
using AACR2 and LCRIs, CONSER, Library of Congress Classification
Schedules, Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Library of
Congress Authority File.  The Librarian > performs original cataloging and
complex copy cataloging.  In an effort to more fully utilize the local
integrated library system, the Librarian develops and maintains an
understanding of system indexing.  The Librarian is expected to maintain
connections with serial librarians at other institutions as well as an
awareness of national cataloging standards and to actively pursue
knowledge in this area. The Librarian participates in the Serials
Cataloging Team; serves as leader in developing workflows, procedures and
online electronic services for serials and may be asked to contribute to
Information Services project activities.  This position c!  oordinates
special serial-related projects as needed, participates in the planning
and implementation of authority control methods, problem resolution and
provides guidance to support staff working with serial publications.  The
Librarian communicates with other Cataloging Teams and other areas in The
Valley Library dealing with serials Technical Services (Acquisitions,
Government Publications, Hatfield Marine Science Center) and works with
these areas to resolve situations concerning serial bibliographic control.
Library-wide serial issues are coordinated with the Collection Services
and the Reference & Research Consulting Teams.  The Librarian engages in
research and professional development by contributing to professional
journals, presenting at regional and national conferences and workshops
and by service to the profession.  The Librarian also participates in
faculty governance and university service by serving on committees and
task forces.  > > QUALIFICATIONS > > MLS from an ALA-accredited library
program or foreign equivalent; minimum of two years recent professional
serials cataloging experience, preferably in an academic or research
library; a familiarity with MARC, AACR2, LCRI, LCSH, LCCS (preferred) or
DDC and authority control ; experience with a bibliographic utility and
local integrated system; demonstrated ability to cope with and advocate
for change; knowledge of current information technologies; experience
working independently and collaboratively; strong analytical skills and
problem-solving abilities; demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to
undergraduate education and a learning environment which supports
diversity;  and the demonstrated ability to conduct research and
participate in scholarly activities are required.  Preferred: Previous
experience cataloging government documents serials as well as electronic
resources; bibliographic knowledge of at least one foreign language;
experience with OCLC; and demonstrated e!  xperience analyzing workflow
and writing procedures and policies.  > > EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS > >
Full-time, 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant
Professor.  Minimum salary is $32,000; appointment beyond minimum
commensurate with education/experience as it relates to the position.  > >
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE > > Submit a letter of application which
addresses qualifications and interest in the position, current resume, and
the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references by July 17,
1998 to:  > > Melissa Maloney > 121 The Valley Library > Oregon State
University > Corvallis, OR 97331-4501 > Phone: 541/737-4632; FAX:

> Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career
couples.  > >