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OFFICE MEMO NCSU vacancy annoucement Date: 4/24/97
North Carolina State University Libraries
The North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and
nominations for the position of Cataloger. The Libraries is positioning
itself as a leader in new information technologies and envisions a central
role for the Cataloging Department in providing access to all resources. With
eight librarians and twenty support staff, the Cataloging Department provides
for the organization of the information resources of the NCSU Libraries system
(including those in Special Collections and four branch libraries) with an
emphasis on disciplines in science and technology. The Department adds
30,000+ titles per year to a database of over 2 million records representing a
wide variety of print, nonprint, and electronic formats. The Libraries'
Information System, including the online catalog, runs on DRA software and
provides access to numerous electronic databases, gateway-accessed electronic
journals, and other Internet resources.
Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging Department, catalogs
monographs and serials in a variety of formats and languages. Works closely
with a team of catalogers dedicated to achieving ambitious goals of cataloging
quality and quantity in an environment focused on the effective use of
emerging information technologies. Serves on library-wide committees, task
forces, and teams. Is active professionally and contributes to developments
and trends in the description and organization of information resources.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS. Ability to catalog in a variety of subjects and
formats. Knowledge of applications of current and emerging technologies as
they enable cataloging staff to meet the needs of users. Reading knowledge of
a foreign language. Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and
oral communication. Ability to work collegially in a team environment as well
as the ability to work independently. Ability to communicate clearly,
knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing, with clients and
colleagues. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Preferred: Familiarity with an online integrated library system. Subject
knowledge in the areas of science and technology.
The University and the Libraries
North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh, within the Research
Triangle. This region of North Carolina encompasses one of the nation's
premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research. The
Raleigh/Durham area was rated by Money magazine (September 1994) as the "Best
Place to Live in America," and by Fortune (November 1993) as the "Best City of
Knowledge Workers." The area offers outstanding opportunities for
professional growth and an exceptional quality of life.
As one of the nation's outstanding land-grant universities, NC State offers
degrees through the College of Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences,
Management, Education and Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Forest Resources,
Textiles, and the School of Design. As the largest academic institution in
the state, NCSU enrolls 27,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 53
fields of study. The university ranks eighth nationally in research support
from private industry and ninth in the number of patents awarded.
The library system consists of a central library and branch libraries for
design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, and maintains an
affiliation with a separately administered learning resources library and
African-American Cultural Center reading room. With a staff of 300 FTE, the
Libraries has over 2.5 million volumes in its collection, and acquires more
than 21,000 current serials, and a total annual budget in excess of $17
million, with over $7 million allocated to collections.
The NCSU Libraries is a founding member of SOLINET and a member of the
Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries.
Together with Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, NCSU founded the Triangle Research Libraries Network, a cooperative
effort of distinction among four major universities with combined resources
approaching 12 million volumes, and collections budgets totaling more than $22
For more information about the NCSU Libraries, visit our home page at
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, not
less than $29,500 for this entry level position. Librarians at NCSU have
academic status without tenure or rank. Benefits include: 26 days vacation;
health insurance (comprehensive major medical or HMO), and TIAA/CREF, state,
or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life,
disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are available. Tuition
waiver program for all campuses The University of North Carolina is available.
Position available July 1, 1997. Review of applications will begin May 16,
1997. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates
are encouraged to apply by the review date above to receive full
To apply, send resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three
current, professional references to: Wendy L. Scott, Office of Personnel
Services, Box 7111, NCSU Libraries; Raleigh, NC 27695-7111.
North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer