Job Announcement: Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger (Marie Bednar) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 15 Mar 1999 17:43 UTC

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 10:55:53 -0500
From: Marie Bednar <mlb@PSULIAS.PSU.EDU>


PENN STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES seeks an energetic and creative Serials and
Electronic Resources Cataloger.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: performs original cataloging of serials and
electronic resources; works closely with, serves as the resource person, and
provides training for the Serials Cataloging Team; keeps abreast of current
trends related to cataloging of serials and electronic resources; provides
leadership in the establishment and continuing review of cataloging policies
for serials and electronic resources.  Duties include developing collections in
a selected discipline or language, as appropriate.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum three years of recent
post-MLS serials cataloging experience in an academic or research library;
strong knowledge of CONSER, AACR2rev, LCRIs, LC classification, LCSH, and
USMARC formats; experience with an automated cataloging environment and a
bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC or RLIN; experience with and strong
interest in electronic resources cataloging; working knowledge of one European
language; proven analytical and problem-solving skills; strong interpersonal
and communication skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with NACO, knowledge of current information
technologies, and training experience.  Evidence of potential for promotion and
tenure will be considered.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is a tenure track faculty position.  Salary and rank
commensurate with experience.  Excellent fringe benefits include liberal
vacation; excellent insurances; State or TIAA/CREF retirement options; and
educational privilege.

ENVIRONMENT:  Penn State University Libraries is a member of ARL, OCLC, RLG,
CRL, and the Digital Library Federation.  Penn State is a member of the CIC
(Big Ten) consortium.  Collections exceed four million volumes. Cataloging
Services includes four format-based teams which provide access to materials for
the main campus at University Park and 23 campuses throughout the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania. Cataloging Services will be located in the new Paterno Library
at the University Park Campus.  For more information see Web site at

TO APPLY send letter of application, current resume and names of three
references to: Nancy Slaybaugh, Manager, Libraries Human Resources, Box -EM,
E511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802.  Review of applications will
begin on April 30, 1999 and continue until the position is filled.  Penn State
is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its

                *  Marie Bednar
                *  Cataloging Coordinator  & Slavic Selector
                *  Penn State University Libraries
                *  University Park, PA 16802
                *  814-865-1755; 814-863-7293 (fax)
                *  E-mail: