Music Sound Recording Cataloger (Grant Project) (Requisition # 9700). Range 
3P1/3P2. Posted 1/31/2006.

Classification: Assistant/Associate Librarian depending on qualifications. 
Appointment date: April 1, 2006. Responsible to: Head of Music Technical 
Services. The Stanford University Libraries invite applications for a Music 
Sound Recording Cataloger. This is a 3-year term position for an 
experienced music cataloger running from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2009. 
The Archive of Recorded Sound seeks a librarian to catalog a portion of its 
78 rpm music sound recording collection. Under the direction of the Head of 
Music Technical Services, the librarian will perform in depth original 
cataloging of 78 rpm music sound recordings in Stanford's local system, 
SIRSI Unicorn, according to parameters set up by the grant partners.

Responsibilities: Provide original cataloging for 78 rpm music sound 
recordings in the Archive of Recorded Sound. Search name and subject 
authority files for names, name/uniform title and subject headings. Consult 
relevant discographies and other sound recording reference materials to 
enhance cataloging records beyond the information found on the recording. 
Remain current on AARC2, LC rule interpretations, LC subject heading 
practice, RLIN, OCLC, and Unicorn procedures and tagging conventions, and 
local and national standards for cataloging of sound recordings. Perform 
related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Required: An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited graduate 
library school or the equivalent in training and experience. Experience 
cataloging sound recordings or other music materials using AACR2, LCRIs, LC 
subject headings, and MARC21. Experience in the creation of controlled 
headings according to AACR2. Subject knowledge of music history and theory 
as demonstrated by an undergraduate degree or the recognized equivalent in 
experience. Knowledge of music reference and research tools, particularly 
those for sound recordings. Reading knowledge of at least one Western 
European language besides English and the ability to transliterate from the 
Cyrillic alphabet using ALA-LC romanization tables. Experience using an 
integrated library system. Proficiency using PC-based applications 
(Windows, word processing, spreadsheets), and other computer applications 
(email, Internet). Demonstrated ability to work well and communicate 
effectively with a diverse group of people. Preferred: Experience in 
cataloging historical sound recordings. Independent or near-independent 
status in the NACO Music funnel. A graduate degree in music. Subject 
knowledge of sound recording history and technology.

Application: Apply online through StanfordJobs at 
Click on "I want this job." Applicants should supply in their cover letter 
a complete statement of their qualifications, a full resume of their 
educational and relevant experience, and the names and contact information 
of 3 references with knowledge of their professional qualifications for 
this position.

Nancy Lorimer
Head, Music Technical Services
Stanford Music Library
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(650) 725-8819
(650) 725-1145 (Fax)