Job Announcement: Serials Cataloger -- Northwestern (Kevin Randall) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 26 Aug 1999 18:49 UTC
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 12:18:09 -0500 From: "Kevin M. Randall" <kmr@NWU.EDU> Subject: Job posting: Serials Cataloger (Northwestern Univ. Lib.) This message is being cross-posted to several lists. Please excuse any duplication. I am sending this message on behalf of the Personnel Department; please reply per instructions below, not to me. Thank you. Kevin M. Randall Head, Serials Cataloging Section Northwestern University Library Evanston, IL 60208-2300 email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (847) 491-2939 fax: (847) 491-7637 =========================================================================== NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Serials Cataloger RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs original and copy cataloging and recataloging of serials representing all levels of difficulty, all subjects, all languages, and all formats including electronic publications, using Voyager, OCLC, MARC format, metadata, AACR2, LC Rule Interpretations, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and CONSER. Performs authority work for names and series. Performs difficult problem solving arising from obsolete or incorrect information appearing in bibliographic and holdings records. Assists Serials Cataloging non-exempt staff in solving cataloging and authority problems. As a liaison between the Serials Cataloging Section and the Monographic Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging department, handles questions regarding series or serial-like materials. Makes treatment decisions for monographic series on standing order and forwards volumes for further processing. Keeps current on revisions to cataloging rules and trends in cataloging practices. Applies new rules and brings changes to the attention of others as appropriate for discussion. Routinely monitors such materials as LC Rule Interpretations, updates to the MARC formats, CONSER documents, and email discussion groups, such as AUTOCAT and SERIALST. Assists Head of Serials Cataloging with documenting procedures for the Section. Participates in departmental meetings and deliberations. Participates on library-wide committees and task forces. May perform or participate in special projects or related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school. Experience with automated library systems, preferably Voyager and OCLC. Working knowledge of one or more modern European languages. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as in groups. Desired: At least one year serials cataloging experience. Experience cataloging electronic publications. Experience using Dewey Decimal Classification. Familiarity with CONSER standards. SALARY: $29,000 minimum. TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume, including names and addresses of three references to Peter Devlin, Personnel Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 1935 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300. Applications must be received by October 15, 1999. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.