[IUG] Position available: Cataloging Librarian
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- Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:03:23 -0700
- From: "Zhu, Lihong" <lzhu2 at wsu dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] Position available: Cataloging Librarian
Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
Performs original and member copy cataloging in all formats, including
electronic, in accordance with AACR2R, OCLC input standards, LCSH, and
LC Classification. Performs database maintenance in Griffin, the WSU
Libraries' online integrated system. Serves as a resource person and
trainer for paraprofessional staff concerning cataloging, database
maintenance, and workflow issues. Works with the Head of Bibliographic
Control on the development and implementation of unit procedures and
goals. Works with the Head of Bibliographic Control as liaison to other
library units, the WSU community, and outside institutions to insure the
effectiveness of the library online integrated system. Utilizes a
variety of metadata schemes to organize and provide access to all WSU
Libraries collections. Provides two hours of reference service weekly.
Librarians are appointed as members of the Washington State University
faculty and are expected to participate actively in the University's
instructional, research, and service programs. All privileges,
obligations, and research responsibilities of faculty are inherent in
such membership. Librarians are ranked in grades 2, 3, and 4, equivalent
to the academic ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and
Professor. A progressive record of professional/scholarly achievement is
expected of all librarians.
Washington State University is a land-grant university founded in 1890
with an overall enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. The main
campus is located in Pullman, a town of 27,000 in the Palouse region of
southeastern Washington. There are also three regional campuses located
in Spokane, Vancouver, and Tri-Cities. The Washington State University
Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries and the
Greater Western Library Alliance. The Libraries have holdings of over
two million volumes and access to a wide range of electronic resources.
In addition, the Libraries belong to the Orbis Cascade Alliance which
provides a cooperative catalog and lending service.
WSU Libraries web-site: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/
REQUIRED: ALA-accredited masters' degree in library/information science.
Minimum of three years of cataloging experience, preferably in an
academic or research library. Knowledge of AACR2R, MARC formats, Library
of Congress classification system, and Library of Congress subject
headings. Demonstrated knowledge of trends in cataloging and national
standards for bibliographic control. Experience cataloging using a
bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC. Experience with integrated
library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Strong
communication and organization skills.
PREFERRED: Demonstrated knowledge of database maintenance issues and
problems in an academic online public access catalog. Working knowledge
of at least one, preferably non-Western, foreign language. Reference
experience in an academic or research library.
SALARY: Starting annual salary: $40,000. Commensurate with education and
RANK: Tenure-track faculty status, Librarian 2.
OTHER BENEFITS: Generous benefits package including TIAA/Cref
retirement, medical/dental, and paid leave program.
TO APPLY: Please submit a detailed letter of application addressing all
stated qualifications, a complete resume, and complete contact
information for three references to the WSU Libraries, Cataloging
Librarian Search Committee, by email to libraryjobs at wsu dot edu or to PO Box
646510, Pullman, WA, 99164-5610.
Preferred method of application-email attachment to: libraryjobs at wsu dot edu
To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, August 10, 2007.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special
disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated
veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or
persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S.
citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility
verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Washington State University is committed to providing access and
reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities,
education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request
disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human
Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service:
Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388,
509.-335-1259(f), or hrs at wsu dot edu dot
Head, Bibliographic Control Department
Collections and Technical Services Division
Holland Library, Washington State University Libraries
P.O. Box 645610, Pullman, WA 99164-5610
E-mail: lzhu2 at wsu dot edu
Phone: (509) 335-7769
Fax: (509) 335-9589
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