*_Serials Cataloging Librarian_*
*Original Serial & Monograph Cataloging Department*
The Original Serial and Monograph Cataloging Department of Columbia
University invites applications and nominations for the position of
Serials Cataloging Librarian.
*Reporting to the Head of Original Serial and Monograph Cataloging, the
Serials Cataloging Librarian:*
* Provides full (or other appropriate level) original cataloging and
complex copy cataloging for continuing resources (mostly serials)
and monographs in a variety of languages and formats.
* Applies AACR2, PCC guidelines, Library of Congress Rule
Interpretations, LC subject headings and LC and other
classification systems as needed. Processes materials for offsite
storage and assists in problem resolution. Performs retrospective
conversion of serial titles.
* Performs catalog maintenance on continuing resources resolving
problems and inconsistencies in bibliographic, holding and
* Reviews vendor supplied serials cataloging and initiates
bibliographic and holdings updates.
* Coordinates responsibility for quality control of externally
created and supplied e-journal records.
* Supervises two bibliographic assistants. Participates in
system-wide workflow planning for continuing resources and has
responsibility for creating and maintaining serials documentation
for the Bibliographic Control Division.
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, possess superior oral and
written communication and interpersonal skills, possess excellent
analytical and problem solving skills, have an affinity for detailed
work and be able to function effectively in a team environment.
*Requirements*: M.L.S. (or an equivalent combination of education and
experience) is required; knowledge of bibliographic classification
systems and cataloging rules; experience with serials and other formats;
experience with library computer systems, some knowledge of the nature
of academia; working knowledge of two foreign languages.
*Preferred qualifications:* Professional experience working with
serials in a major research library and participation in CONSER.
This position has been classified as a PC I position. Salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer excellent
benefits including 100% Columbia tuition exemption for self and family
and assistance with University housing. Columbia will also pay 50%
tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for an undergraduate
degree at another accredited college or university*. *
One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides
outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual
community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia
also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of
New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of
remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic
resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to
collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership.
*For immediate consideration please e-mail your resume and the
names/contact information for 3 references to:* [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or send it to Human Resources, Columbia
University, Box 18, Butler Library, MC 1104, 535 West 114th Street, New
York, NY 10027. *Please reference *Search # UL70106025** *and include
your e-mail address.* Applications will be accepted immediately and
until the position is filled; however, applications submitted before
_February 5, 2007_ will receive priority consideration.
*Columbia** **University** is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.***
Head, Original Serial and Monograph Cataloging
102 Butler Library
Columbia University Libraries