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Subject: JOBS: Cataloging Unit- CA

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Subject:       Cataloging Unit & Database Proj. Coor. vacancy
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A full-time, tenure-track position in the Humboldt
State University Library, Arcata, California.

The Position:  The University Library seeks an
experienced librarian to head its Cataloging Unit and
coordinate the development of database projects. The
Cataloging Unit consists of the unit head, three FTE
support staff, plus intermittent hourly and student
assistant positions. The unit is one of six within the
Access Services Department which also includes
Acquisitions, Circulation, Collection Maintenance,
Periodicals, and Systems. Unit functions center around
the use of the Geac ADVANCE integrated online library
system and the OCLC bibliographic utility. The
Cataloging Unit is responsible for processing HSU
Library information resources in all formats, both
physical and electronic. The unit presently processes
approximately 8,600 volumes for the collection each
year. Unit activities encompass original and copy
cataloging, authority control, online catalog
maintenance, end processing, and mendery/bindery.
Specific duties of this position include oversight of
all Cataloging Unit operations, personnel management,
hands-on original cataloging, and policy development
and implementation. The unit head will work with
faculty members and staff to design and coordinate the
development of auxiliary local information databases
using Library systems resources. The head of Cataloging
represents the unit in other Library forums. Following
an appropriate introductory period in the Cataloging
Unit, the incumbent will be assigned a limited number
of regularly scheduled hours on the Library Information
Desk. Position reports to the chair of the Access
Services Department.

Professional Qualifications:  Minimum: MLS from an ALA-
accredited program, with at least three years of
increasingly responsible professional experience
directly related to the responsibilities of this
position; previous supervisory/managerial experience;
original cataloging experience; working knowledge of
OCLC; cataloging experience on an integrated online
library system; familiarity with current trends in the
use of technology in libraries and higher education;
excellent written and verbal communication skills;
commitment to a participatory team management style.

Preferred: related professional experience in an
academic library environment; cataloging experience
working with images, Internet resources, and/or other
electronic resources; experience with vendor
outsourcing for cataloging activities; experience with
a government documents retrospective conversion

Starting Salary Now in Effect:  Appointment will be at
the Senior Assistant Librarian level. Rank and salary
are dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and
experience ($38,892-$55,164).  Benefits include an
optional 10-month year, 24 days annual vacation, 10-14
legal holidays, sick leave, and competitive retirement
and health plans. Librarians are members of the general
faculty with rank and are expected to meet requirements
for tenure and promotion.

University and Library:  Humboldt State University, the
northernmost member of the 23-campus California State
University system, is a largely residential institution
of approximately 7,250 FTES, with a number of master's
degree programs in addition to the predominantly
undergraduate curriculum. Humboldt State University is
committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity
and Affirmative Action and endeavors to employ faculty
and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic
and cultural diversity of the State.  The campus is
situated near Humboldt Bay, overlooking the Pacific
Ocean, the California redwoods, and the rugged
mountains of California's North Coast.  The
Library/Media Services occupies a centrally located
modern building and has a collection of approximately
479,000 volumes, along with a large depository
government documents collection.  There are at present
11 FTE librarians and 32 support staff.

Application: For full consideration qualified candidates must
submit a letter of application (referencing Job #97/98-07),
resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of
three references by March 1, 1997 to:

Chair, Library Faculty Personnel Committee
c/o University Librarian
Humboldt State University Library
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: (707)826-3441
FAX: (707)826-3440

Applications from and nominations of qualified women and
minority candidates are particularly encouraged. The
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title
IX Employer.