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Position Announcement: Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger, Penn State Marie Bednar 15 May 1999 14:19 UTC


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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is expected to assume
leadership for providing access to serials and electronic resources; to
keep abreast of current trends related to serials and electronic resources
cataloging; to work closely with and serve as the resource person to the
Serials Cataloging Team; and to perform original cataloging of serials and
electronic resources. Duties include developing collections in a selected
discipline or language, as appropriate.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum two years of recent
post-MLS serials cataloging experience in an academic or research library
or an equivalent; 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 insurance; 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 19 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 June 14, 1999 and continue until the position
is filled.  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal
opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Note:  We will be interviewing at the 1999 ALA Conference in New Orleans.

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