Position Announcement: Serials Cataloger, OR (Kay Sellman) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 09 Mar 1999 16:54 UTC
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 08:38:08 -0800 (PST) From: Kay Sellman <sellman@LIB.PDX.EDU> Subject: Job Posting: Serials Cataloger (OR) Advertisement Portland State University Library is seeking a Serials Catalog Librarian/Assistant Professor. Under the general supervision of the Head Cataloger, performs original serials cataloging and difficult copy cataloging for new titles and title changes, in a variety of formats, including print, microform, and electronic resources. Catalogs materials in English, Western European languages, and some non-Roman-alphabet languages. Performs name and series authority work. Uses the SIRSI integrated library system and the OCLC bibliographic database. Adds call numbers and subject headings to serial cataloging copy. Prepares local holdings and check-in information for input into SIRSI. Responsible for data input into the Oregon Regional Union List of Serials via OCLC. Retrospectively converts older serials records and coordinates the serials retrospective conversion project. Establishes and updates information in response to inquiries from the public or other Library departments. Supervises and trains the Serials Cataloging Assistant. Answers questions from the Serials Cataloging Assistant and monograph cataloging staff. Assists in training Serials Department support staff. Participates in Library and University committees as well as library instruction. Responsible for special projects and other related duties as assigned (could include work with maps, government documents, SIRSI database authority control, etc.). Maintains personal professional development through active participation in professional associations or other professional activities external to the Library. Qualifications: American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science degree. Required: Previous on-the-job cataloging experience. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. Demonstrated interest in principles and processes of bibliographic control (including knowledge of AACR2R, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, LCSH and LC Subject Headings, the CONSER Cataloging Manual, MARC21 documentation, OCLC Union Listing Manual, OCLC and SIRSI documentation, and local cataloging procedures). Excellent interpersonal skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills in English. The ability to work well independently and collaboratively with others, including all levels of staff. Strong problem solving skills. Basic computer skills (word processing, FTP routines, Internet searching, etc.). The ability to supervise. The potential to excel in a dynamic and challenging academic library environment. Preferred: On-the-job serials cataloging experience; experience creating series authority and bibliographic records; experience cataloging electronic resources; academic library experience. Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position with a minimum annual 1.0 FTE salary of $37,788 effective August 1, 1999. Full time benefits include 180 hours paid vacation and 96 hours paid sick leave per year, a choice of retirement and group health plans, and staff tuition rates, etc. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 19, 1999, and position will remain open until filled. To apply: Send cover letter, resume and names, address, e-mail addresses and phones number of four references to: Chair, Search Committee, Portland State University, P.O. Box 5511, Portland, OR 97207-1151, (503) 725-4575, fax: (503) 725-4524 Portland State University is an urban university with approximately 15,000 students located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Please visit our website at www.pdx.edu for additional information. PSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.