Music Sound Recording Cataloger (Grant Project) (Requisition # 9700). Range
3P1/3P2. Posted 1/31/2006.
Classification: Assistant/Associate Librarian depending on qualifications.
Appointment date: April 1, 2006. Responsible to: Head of Music Technical
Services. The Stanford University Libraries invite applications for a Music
Sound Recording Cataloger. This is a 3-year term position for an
experienced music cataloger running from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2009.
The Archive of Recorded Sound seeks a librarian to catalog a portion of its
78 rpm music sound recording collection. Under the direction of the Head of
Music Technical Services, the librarian will perform in depth original
cataloging of 78 rpm music sound recordings in Stanford's local system,
SIRSI Unicorn, according to parameters set up by the grant partners.
Responsibilities: Provide original cataloging for 78 rpm music sound
recordings in the Archive of Recorded Sound. Search name and subject
authority files for names, name/uniform title and subject headings. Consult
relevant discographies and other sound recording reference materials to
enhance cataloging records beyond the information found on the recording.
Remain current on AARC2, LC rule interpretations, LC subject heading
practice, RLIN, OCLC, and Unicorn procedures and tagging conventions, and
local and national standards for cataloging of sound recordings. Perform
related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Required: An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited graduate
library school or the equivalent in training and experience. Experience
cataloging sound recordings or other music materials using AACR2, LCRIs, LC
subject headings, and MARC21. Experience in the creation of controlled
headings according to AACR2. Subject knowledge of music history and theory
as demonstrated by an undergraduate degree or the recognized equivalent in
experience. Knowledge of music reference and research tools, particularly
those for sound recordings. Reading knowledge of at least one Western
European language besides English and the ability to transliterate from the
Cyrillic alphabet using ALA-LC romanization tables. Experience using an
integrated library system. Proficiency using PC-based applications
(Windows, word processing, spreadsheets), and other computer applications
(email, Internet). Demonstrated ability to work well and communicate
effectively with a diverse group of people. Preferred: Experience in
cataloging historical sound recordings. Independent or near-independent
status in the NACO Music funnel. A graduate degree in music. Subject
knowledge of sound recording history and technology.
Application: Apply online through StanfordJobs at
Click on "I want this job." Applicants should supply in their cover letter
a complete statement of their qualifications, a full resume of their
educational and relevant experience, and the names and contact information
of 3 references with knowledge of their professional qualifications for
Head, Music Technical Services
Stanford Music Library
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