Catalog Librarian - Burke Library
- Original Serial & Monograph Cataloging Department -
The Columbia University Libraries seek a cataloger with strong cataloging
and classification skills to provide original cataloging primarily for
rare and archival titles in the Union Theological (UTS) collection.
The Burke Library, which is the largest theological library in the
western hemisphere, contains rich collections for theological study and
research. With holdings of over 700,000 items, the Library is recognized
as one of the premier libraries in its field and includes extensive
holdings of unique and special materials.
Reporting to the Head of Original Serial and Monograph
Cataloging the incumbent will:
- Provide full (or other appropriate level) original cataloging for
titles in the UTS collection in a variety of languages and formats.
- Coordinate cataloging and non-cataloging projects as assigned and
perform catalog maintenance on UTS records in CLIO, resolving problems
and inconsistencies in bibliographic and holdings records.
The Libraries participate in BIBCO, CONSER, NACO and SACO.
Catalogers contribute to planning, policy and procedure development and
are expected to keep abreast of methods, guidelines and approaches for
the bibliographic control of library materials. Columbia’s
extensive digital library activities provide many opportunities for
catalogers to work in non-traditional ways with colleagues in special
collections, academic computing, Electronic Publishing Initiative at
Columbia (EPIC) and the Center for New Media Teaching and
Requirements are: accredited MLS or equivalent education and
experience; working knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures
including: AACR2R, LC subject headings and classification and MARC
21 formats; experience cataloging rare books and/or other special
collections material using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books; strong
working knowledge of Latin and one or more western European languages
Additional requirements include: effective verbal and written
communication skills; good organizational skills; an aptitude for
complex, analytical, and detailed work and demonstrated awareness of new
and emerging standards and technologies relevant to bibliographic control
and metadata, and a commitment to their effective application. Highly
desirable qualifications include understanding of the role of digital
technology in special collections, experience with Voyager and OCLC;
experience in a large research library; subject background in
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer
excellent benefits including 100% Columbia tuition exemption for self and
family and assistance with University housing. Columbia will also pay 50%
tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for an undergraduate
degree at another accredited college or university.
One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides
outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual
community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also
presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New
York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of
remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic
resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to
collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership.
For immediate consideration please e-mail your resume and the
names/contact information for 3 references to:
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it to Human Resources, Columbia University, Box 18, Butler Library, MC
1104, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027. Please
reference Search # UL70106012 and include your e-mail address.
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is
filled; however, applications submitted before August 10, 2006 will
receive priority consideration.
Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.