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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.)

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Kevin M. Randall
Head, Serials Cataloging Section
Northwestern University Library
Evanston, IL   60208-2300

phone: (847) 491-2939
fax:   (847) 491-7637


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.