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Faculty Position FY14-06
July 18, 2013

Position Title
Catalog Librarian, Assistant Professor

Hiring Unit
Library and Information Services

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, this position performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources, according to national standards. S/he develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice, and supervises maintenance of holdings input into OCLC and Voyager. This position may assist in the creation of digital collections, including supplying metadata. The incumbent will also participate in achieving departmental and library goals and participate in library committees.

Primary Responsibilities
• Performs original and adaptive cataloging in all formats, including serials, utilizing OCLC and Voyager.

• Participates in retrospective conversion projects. Resolves database maintenance problems and
provides training, direction and support to paraprofessional staff in performing cataloging and maintenance routines.

• Maintains knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated bibliographic access.

• Participates in developing, teaching, and implementing cataloging policies and procedures.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications
M.L.S. from an A.L.A accredited library school; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a production-oriented environment; cataloging experience (pre M.L.S. experience will be considered); experience with an automated integrated library system; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong service orientation. Demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, research and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.

Qualifications Preferred
Working knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings Data; experience with OCLC and Voyager; electronic resources, serials cataloging; the ability to read music and foreign languages; experience with Microsoft Access.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, Assistant Professor, fiscal year appointment, academic year tenure-track, continuing contract.

Source of Funds

Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $42,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process
Submit letter of application, resume, transcripts and three current professional references to:

Catalog Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063

Application Deadline
Search is ongoing; review of applications will begin on August 19, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

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