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Job Announcement (University of California, San Diego) Marcia Tuttle 05 Aug 1999 13:18 UTC

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Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 15:26:35 -0700
From: Crystal Graham <cgraham@UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Job Announcement

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    Electronic Resources & Serials Cataloger
    Catalog Department
    University of California, San Diego Libraries
    Rank: Assistant Librarian I-VI
    Salary: $32,292-$41,328

    UCSD is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and
specifically seeks candidates who can make contributions in an
environment of cultural and ethnic diversity.

    The University and The Libraries

    Overlooking the bluffs of La Jolla, the University of California, San
Diego has an enrollment of approximately 18,600 and employs 3,900 faculty
and other academicians, and over 11,900 non-academic staff. The main
academic units are five undergraduate colleges, a division of graduate
studies and research, the School of Medicine, the Jacobs School of
Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Graduate School of
International Relations and Pacific Studies, and University Extension.
UCSD has developed distinguished academic programs; one of sixty-two
members of the Association of American Universities, UCSD ranks third
among American universities in the nation in research and development
spending and first among University of California campuses in receipt of
federal contracts and grants to support research.

    The UCSD Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries,
consists of the Art & Architecture Library, the Biomedical and Medical
Center Libraries, the Center for Magnetic Recording Research Library, the
Film and Video Library, the International Relations and Pacific Studies
Library, the Music Library, the Science & Engineering Library, the Scripps
Institution of Oceanography Library, the Social Sciences and Humanities
Library, and the Undergraduate Library. The combined collections total
over 2.5 million volumes. Library Services are provided in a fully
automated environment that encourages innovative use of information
technology. Remote access to collections and services is provided through
the local INNOPAC system, and InfoPath, the campus-wide information
system. Additional databases and electronic resources are available
through the California Digital Library. The UCSD Libraries are committed
to an organizational environment in which responsibility and authority for
planning and problem solving are shared throughout the organization.

    The Catalog Department

    The Catalog Department is responsible for cataloging materials for all
Library branches, covering a wide array of subject disciplines. The
Department is organized into six sections, including The Digital
Information and Serials Cataloging Section (DISC). DISC currently consists
of five highly-experienced serials and electronic resources catalogers who
have cataloged over 8000 Internet resources for the local catalog
( The Section members participate in NACO, CONSER
Enhance, OCLC Enhance for books and computer files, and cooperative
programs of the California Digital Library.

    Responsibilities of the Position

    Serves as Assistant Head of the Digital Information and Serials
Cataloging Section. Investigates, experiments with, and implements new
approaches for organizing bibliographic and authority data, including
extended and creative uses of metadata. Maintains high-level knowledge of
national and international standards. Provides leadership, develops
policies and procedures, and manages special projects. Creates and enhances
catalog records for remote and direct-access electronic resources and
serials in all formats. Monitors currency of Internet resources.
Contributes and updates name authority records. Serves as UCSD NACO
Coordinator. Serves on UCSD Cataloging Committee and other librarywide
groups. UCSD librarians are expected to participate in continuing education
and to contribute service to the profession.

    Required Qualifications

    Master of Library Science degree from ALA-accredited institution.
Knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of librarianship.
Internet experience and working knowledge of HTML. Experience
and/or coursework in cataloging and/or serials. Ability to excel as a
team member in a dynamic, collaborative, technology-intensive
environment. Evidence of flexibility and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in a changing environment, to work effectively in a
large organization, and to exercise initiative. Must be a self-directed,
innovative and flexible team member, able to meet goals, with
excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal
communication skills. Aptitude for and interest in contributing to
professional activities such as research or organizational


    Knowledge of one or more foreign language(s). Experience with a
bibliographic utility and/or integrated library system (preferably OCLC and
INNOPAC). Working knowledge of Windows operating system, Passport for
Windows, OCLC Macro Language, and Dreamweaver desirable. Knowledge of AACR,
MARC formats, NACO policies, LCSH and LC classification. Familiarity with
current issues related to Internet resources and serials cataloging


    Librarians at UCSD are academic appointees and are entitled to sixteen
hours per month of annual leave, eight hours per month of sick leave,
reductions in incidental fees, and all other perquisites granted to
non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement
system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, disability,
automobile and life insurance plans, as well as a group legal services and
a tax savings program.

    Consideration of applications will begin August 21, 1999. Submit via
regular mail, electronic mail or facsimile a letter of application, a
resume and a list of 3 references to:

                               Debra Ambrose, Recruitment Coordinator
                               Library Human Resources, 0175H
                               University of California, San Diego
                               9500 Gilman Drive
                               La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
                               telephone: (858) 534-1279
                               confidential fax: (858) 534-8634