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University of Colorado at Boulder
Head, Original Monographic Cataloging Unit
Starting salary range: $43,000-
The University Libraries invites applications from innovative professionals
seeking a challenging work environment in which to strategically explore the
interplay of librarianship, scholarship, and professional service. This
position is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Head of
Cataloging. The Cataloging Department performs most of the cataloging for
the University Libraries and has just reorganized as part of Technical
Services reorganization. Significant parts of the responsibilities of
this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with
the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Primary responsibilities include oversight of monographic original
cataloging activities, monographic cataloging procedures, and policy for
original cataloging. The unit head supervises five-to-seven faculty
involved in cataloging activities. The department consists of ten faculty
and fourteen paraprofessionals. The unit head participates in the Cataloging
Department Management Group. The department participates in the Program for
Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), including BIBCO, NACO, and SACO, and OCLC
ENHANCE, and standards in use include AACR2r, LCSH, and LC classification.
Cataloging is performed on OCLC and on Innovative Interfaces for inclusion
in the local system. The Head of the Original Monographic Cataloging Unit
reviews and revises work for BIBCO, NACO, and SACO, and OCLC ENHANCE; trains
personnel as appropriate; and may perform some original cataloging.
Requirements: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; at
least five years professional cataloging or cataloging-related experience,
preferably in a research library; experience with automated systems;
knowledge of MARC bibliographic and authorities formats; bibliographic
knowledge of at least one modern European foreign language; potential for
research and scholarly/professional achievement. Desirable Qualifications:
Experience with programs such as BIBCO, NACO, SACO, CONSER, and/or OCLC
ENHANCE; supervisory experience; experience cataloging materials in formats
other than books; experience with metadata; experience in training; evidence
of research and scholarly/professional achievement.
APPOINTMENT: A successful candidate with demonstrated accomplishments in
research and creative work will be appointed as a full-time (12 month)
assistant professor on tenure track. A successful candidate with promise in
research but lacking an established scholarly record will be appointed as a
senior instructor (non-tenure track) for two years, with promotion to the
tenure track and the rank of assistant professor upon a successful review.
Benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick
leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF
retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities.
Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications and nominations will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is suggested that
applications be on file with the committee by February 15, 2002. Send letter
of application (indicate exact title of position) that addresses
professional qualifications; resume; and names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of three references to Scott Seaman, Associate Director for
Administrative Services, University Libraries, 184 UCB, University of
Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0184. The University of Colorado at
Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.