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Job Announcement, Colorado, Catalog Librarian/Serials Specialist Donnice Cochenour 14 Dec 1999 00:08 UTC

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Announcement of Vacancy


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Reporting to the Coordinator for Bibliographic Control
and Electronic Services, this position has responsibility for the
organization of information through bibliographic control; liaison with
other departments; and outreach in state, national, and international
bibliographic networks and provides bibliographic control through
cataloging, classification and authority work using standard cataloging
rules, Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings;
specializes in original cataloging of serials in all formats including
electronic serials; and performs copy cataloging when appropriate.  This
position also provides technical assistance to Copy Cataloging and
Retrospective Projects; serves as liaison to the serials unit; examines
and designs work flows related to bibliographic control and organization
for serials; investigates and evaluates new developments in organization
of electronic resources; participates in the planning, development and
evaluation of services; aids the coordinator in service operations as
assigned or requested; prepares various reports and communications;
demonstrates interpersonal skills, including ability to work as a group
leader or team member and the ability to communicate effectively with
faculty, staff, and students.

The Bibliographic Control and Electronic Services department is
comprised of faculty and support staff in the University Libraries�
Morgan Library.  This department is organized into three units:
Copy Cataloging, Database Maintenance, and Retrospective
Projects and is responsible for the bibliographic control of materials
in a variety of formats and for applying organizational techniques to
new forms of information to enhance access for users.  The
department also builds and maintains the online catalog and
authorities files to support retrieval by users, employing utilities,
and vendors in the provision of programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: Graduate degree in library science
from an ALA accredited degree program; at least two years
cataloging experience in an academic or research library;
knowledge of and experience with the standard cataloging rules,
Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings, and
MARC formats; excellent written communication and interpersonal
skills; and ability to meet tenure and promotion requirements.
Desired: Experience in serials cataloging; knowledge of and
experience in organization of electronic resources, including
metadata; knowledge of one or more foreign languages; experience
with a bibliographic utility and/or integrated system (preferably
OCLC and Innopac).

RANK AND SALARY:  Twelve-month tenure track faculty
appointment with contract reviewed annually until tenure is granted.
 Salary minimum of $36,000.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION:  Colorado State University was
established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in
1870.  Enrollment is approximately 23,000 students with graduate
and professional students comprising about 18% of the total.  The
University employs about 1,500 academic faculty, 1,000
administrative professionals and 2,000 classified staff.  Colorado
State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community
with a population of approximately 106,000 situated 65 miles north
of Denver in the foothills of the Rockies.  Rocky Mountain National
Park, Poudre Canyon, and other mountain recreation areas are

TO APPLY:  To apply, send a letter of application addressing your
qualifications as they relate to the position; a current resume; and
names, e-mail and office addresses, and phone numbers of three
references to Teri Switzer, Interim Assistant Dean for Administrative
Services, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO

E-mail: or visit our web site
at All application
materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 28,
2000; however the search may be extended if a suitable candidate
is not identified. Colorado State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all
Federal and State laws, regulations and executive orders regarding
affirmative action requirements.  The Office of Equal Opportunity is
located in Room 100, Student Services Building.  In order to assist
Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative action
responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women and other protected
class members are encouraged to apply.

Janet Lee-Smeltzer, Coordinator
Bibliographic Control and Electronic Resources Services
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1019
Phone: (970)491-1849
Fax: (970)491-4611