FACULTY STAFF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Position #FY 12-66 REVISED
September 27, 2012
HIRING UNIT: LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES
TITLE/RANK: Catalog Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources, according to national standards. Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice, supervises maintenance of holdings input into OCLC and Voyager. 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.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Assistant or Associate Professor, fiscal year appointment, academic year tenure-track, continuing contract.
SOURCE OF FUNDS: State
SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $42,000. Excellent fringe benefits.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 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; 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.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Search is ongoing; review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.
SUBMIT LETTER OF APPLICATION, RESUME, TRANSCRIPTS, AND THE NAMES OF THREE CURRENT PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES TO:
Catalog Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026
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