[Libs-Or] Position Announcement: Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger
richard.sapon-white at oregonstate.edu
Tue Mar 7 08:57:03 PST 2006
Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger
The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Oregon State University Libraries seek an innovative and dynamic
librarian at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track for
the position of Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger. Reporting to
the Head of Technical Services, this position will provide original
cataloging of web resources and serials in all formats; maintain a
high-level knowledge of cataloging standards and practices; be
responsible for the management and effective operation of the Serials
Cataloging Unit (4 FTE); consult with public services staff to improve
patron access to electronic resources and serials.
As tenure-track faculty members, OSU librarians participate in faculty
governance and university services and engage in research and
professional development by publishing and reporting in professional
journals, presenting at national and regional meetings, and taking a
leadership role in library or academic societies and organizations.
The OSU Libraries enhance and support the university's instructional and
research programs with traditional and innovative services and
collections. The libraries' collections include over 1.5 million printed
volumes and access to over 28,000 electronic and print journals.
OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea
Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designation and is a Carnegie
Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a
community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between
Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert,
the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the
Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100 mile drive of Corvallis.
Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are
enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950
The university has embarked upon a capital campaign to raise support for
its goals, which align with the needs of Oregon, the region and the
nation. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state,
including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices,
a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a
range of programs and facilities in Portland.
The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity,
multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and
retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of
historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a
welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding
leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and
enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.
Qualifications: Required: An M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution
or a foreign equivalent degree. Minimum of 1-3 years of serials and
electronic resources cataloging experience. Strong technical skills and
problem-solving abilities. Knowledge of and working experience with
AACR2r, LCRIs, MARC formats and Library of Congress subject headings and
classification system. Ability to work independently and
collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in
a service and production-oriented environment. Excellent oral and
written communication skills.
Preferred: Successful management or supervisory experience. Knowledge
of and working experience with national serials cataloging standards
(CONSER). Experience with government documents. Experience with the
Innovative Interfaces integrated library system and OCLC Connexion.
Experience with any of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core,
XML, OAI, MODS or METS. Experience with initiatives to enhance access to
digital resources. Experience with OpenURL protocol and link resolvers.
Experience with electronic resource management and workflow. A
demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Full-time, 12 month, annual (Assistant/Associate Professor) tenure track
appointment at a professorial rank commensurate with qualification.
Minimum salary of $40,008 annually plus medical, dental, and life
insurance are available; staff tuition fee privileges for employee or a
dependent at an Oregon University System school (restrictions apply).
This position earns 15 hours of vacation and 8 hours of sick leave each
Application Procedure and Deadline:
Submit a letter of application which addresses qualifications and
interest in the position, current resume and the names, addresses, phone
numbers and email addresses of three references to:
121 Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541/737-3768; Fax: 541/737-3453
Email: Brenda.Marcum at oregonstate.edu
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 31,
Oregon State University is an AA/EO employer and has a policy of being
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
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