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 management.

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. $40,000 minimum.

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
[log in to unmask].  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 hire. 

Nov. 12, 2003