POSITION: Senior Monographic Cataloger
DIVISION: Technical Services
REPORTS TO: Head, Catalog Department
1. Serves as an advisor on cataloging matters for 7 original
monographic catalogers. With the Department Head, monitors the quality
and quantity of cataloging produced by these catalogers. Refers questions
and problems to the Department Head as necessary. Provides feedback to
the Department Head for the catalogersí annual evaluations.
2. Assists the Department Head in the training for and revision of
Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) NACO (authority record) and
BIBCO (bibliographic record) contributions.
3. For at least 50% of the time, using Voyager, OCLC, the Dewey
Decimal Classification, and LCSH, performs original or complex copy
cataloging of monographs on any subject, in any Roman alphabet language,
and in any format. Most works are handled without benefit of any matching
or variant copy. Authority work is performed at the local or national
level, as appropriate. Plays a significant role in the processing of at
least one of the following formats: electronic resources, video
recordings, or microforms.
4. Assists in the delineation of policies and procedures related to
cataloging. Prepares cataloging documentation as needed. Also updates
older cataloging documentation, placing it on the Departmentís web site.
Prepares monthly statistical and quarterly written reports.
5. Coordinates and conducts special tests or projects including the
supervision of library school interns.
6. Serves as the Departmentís OCLC Coordinator.
7. Keeps abreast of current cataloging issues and trends.
8. Performs related duties as assigned.
NU is seeking a flexible and creative problem-solver with a strong
personal commitment to responsive and innovative service.
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library
school or the equivalent combination of education and relevant library
experience. At least three years professional cataloging experience
using an automated system in an academic library (including substantial
original cataloging experience). Academic knowledge sufficient to
perform subject analysis in relevant modern European foreign languages.
Broad educational background. Facility with personal computers, database
searching, and network navigation tools. Ability to communicate
effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to flourish in a changing
work environment. Knowledge of MARC formats, national cataloging and
authority control standards. Interest in training and
Preferred: Some supervisory, training, or management experience in
an academic library. Significant PCC experience. Evidence of professional
service and/or research.
SALARY: dependent upon qualifications and experience.
TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume, including names,
addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Peter J. Devlin,
Personnel Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive,
Evanston, IL 60208-2300 or
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position
is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon
Nov. 12, 2003