Job announcement - Serials Cataloger (entry level) (Edith Gewertz) Stephen Clark 09 Apr 1999 18:07 UTC

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 12:53:23 -0400
From: egewertz <egewertz@NYPL.ORG>
Subject: Job announcement  - Serials Cataloger (entry level)

     Librarian I
     The New York Public Library, The Research Libraries
     Technical Services/Cataloging Division/Serials Cataloging Section

     The New York Public Library consists of two large components, The
     Branch Libraries and The Research Libraries. The Branch Libraries
     are the largest branch library system in the country and serve
     people in the New York metropolitan area through their 85
     branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The Research
     Libraries are one of the great libraries in the world, serving
     scholars and researchers throughout the world and consisting of
     four research libraries: The Humanities and Social Sciences
     Library, the Science, Industry and Business Library, the
     Performing Arts Library, and the Schomburg Center for Research in
     Black Culture. For more information, please visit our website at:

     The Research Libraries have a collection of close to 350,000
     serials and more than half of them have on-line records. The
     Library catalogs on RLIN or OCLC and loads the records into its
     OPAC, an Innovative Interface Inc. system. The Library
     participates in BIBCO, NACO, and CONSER.

     Under supervision of a senior member of the Serials Cataloging
     Section, catalogs serials in a variety of languages and formats
     with a focus on Eastern European and Baltic materials.  Performs
     original and complex copy cataloging of print serials, microform
     serials, CD-ROMs, new formats including electronic materials, and
     government documents. Performs authority work including creating
     and updating NACO records and local maintenance utilizing the
     Innovative Interfaces Inc. system.

     To qualify, candidates must possess an ALA accredited MLS.
     Knowledge of current principles and methods of serials cataloging
     and processing including  AACR2r, CONSER, USMARC formats, LCSH,
     and other cataloging tools. Knowledge of bibliographic utilities;
     OCLC and RLIN preferred; knowledge of automated library systems;
     Innovative preferred. Excellent knowledge of one or more Eastern
     European/Baltic languages and working knowledge of one major
     Western European language. Ability to work well in changing
     environments as well as independently or as part of a team. Good
     interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Use of
     Internet and other digital library technologies preferred.

     Starting Salary: $29, 877 and excellent benefits

     Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

     Please send resume and cover letter to: The New York Public
     Human Resources Department KN-CAT
     188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
     New York, NY 10016-4314
     or e-mail
     An Equal Opportunity Employer