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Position: Original Cataloger
Available: May 1, 2009
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an energetic and
collaborative librarian to serve as an Original Cataloger. This Original
Cataloger is primarily responsible for original and complex adaptive
cataloging of monographs in Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages of the
Iberian Peninsula, as well as native Indian languages of Latin America.
This individual also consults with colleagues as needed regarding
cataloging of Latin American and Iberian materials in other formats and in
order to resolve complex cataloging situations. This Original Cataloger
also shares responsibility for original and complex adaptive cataloging of
English language monographs. This position supervises one paraprofessional
staff member, an adaptive cataloger.
The Original Catalogers work in a collegial environment of cataloging
specialists. Cataloging is done using OCLC's Connexion Client and the
library's Innovative Interfaces local system. The position is in the
Original/Adaptive Section of Resource Description & Management and reports
to the head of the department. Catalogers at the UNC Libraries contribute
national-level cataloging through NACO, BIBCO, and other PCC programs.
ALA-accredited MLS. Fluency in written Spanish. Cataloging experience in an
academic or research library setting. Working knowledge of online library
systems, AACR2R, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21 formats, and authority control.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Effective organizational
and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently as
well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a
rapidly changing environment. Commitment to a high level of service to
faculty, staff, and students. Commitment to professional participation in
areas relevant to the position.
Experience with: Innovative's Millennium system; NACO, BIBCO or other PCC
programs; electronic cataloging support tools, such as Classification Web
and Cataloger's Desktop; cataloging electronic resources. Reading knowledge
of Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, or additional native languages of Latin
America. Academic training in Latin American studies.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest
state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 27,000
students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as
well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and
the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a
member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research
Libraries, and SOLINET. Together with the Health Sciences and Law libraries
at Chapel Hill plus the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina
Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the
Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections
to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education,
research, and service missions of the universities.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in
North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational,
cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are
less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of
annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit
of academic status and are members of the faculty council.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on April 27, 2009. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to
applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/searchCriteria.do?type=N and
complete the online application. Be sure to include a cover letter, a
resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number
of three professional references.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Margaretta J. Yarborough, Head of Resource Description & Management
Davis Library | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 3914 | Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
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