[Cross-posted to AUTOCAT, SERIALST, and INTERCAT, please excuse duplication] VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES (Search re-opened) Position Title: Serials Cataloger/Authority Control Librarian Classification: Assistant/Associate Librarian Salary Range: Assistant Librarian: $35,424-$45,648 Associate Librarian: $39,264-$51,144 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position has two components: cataloging of serials, and authority control (each 50%). In the serials cataloging component, it has primary responsibility for original cataloging of serials of all types. In the authority control component, it is part of a team that is working to bring SUL's bibliographic file under authority control, and will be engaged in a variety of activities related to that goal. Stanford University Libraries uses the Sirsi Unicorn system. Currently, it has a bibliographic file of 3.4 million records, and an authority file of 1.3 million records. It has a collection of over 50,000 active serials, which are controlled by a manual check-in system at the moment, with plans to migrate to an online system in the near future. For authority control, it uses vendor authority processing and the Unicorn system's authority control module. SUL is a participant in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's NACO and BIBCO programs. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: SERIALS 1. Performs original and complex copy cataloging of serials in non-Slavic languages, in all formats and subject areas, using AACR2, LC rule interpretations, Library of Congress Classification, and Library of Congress Subject Headings. 2. Creates and updates NACO authority records for names, uniform titles, and series (currently performed in RLIN) 3. Serves as trainer and resource person for serials cataloging support staff. 4. Performs complex maintenance and problem-solving, and manages special projects as needed. AUTHORITIES 1. Resolves series headings conflicts post-cataloging and post-vendor authority processing, and creates NACO authority records for these series. 2. Maintains Unicorn series authority file to keep it in sync with LC updates and changes. 3. In cooperation with the authorities librarian in the Database Management Section, develops procedures and has oversight for bibliographic headings cleanups. QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED * At least two years of experience in original cataloging in an automated environment, in an academic or research library using AACR2 and LC rule interpretations. * Good working knowledge of at least one European language other than English (German, Spanish, and Portuguese preferred) * Ability to work independently and flexibly, in a production-oriented, dynamic environment; and with a commitment to professional development and growth. * ALA-accredited M.L.S. or equivalent. PREFERRED: * Experience in authority control work in an automated environment. * Experience in cataloging serials (printed as well as electronic). * Experience in applying LCSH and LC classification in original cataloging. * Strong reading knowledge in one or more foreign languages (German, Spanish, and Portuguese preferred). * Familiarity with NACO procedures and the USMARC format for authority data. * Familiarity with CONSER practices and the USMARC format for holdings data. BENEFITS: Librarians at Stanford University are Academic Staff. The University has an excellent retirement system and has a variety of group health, dental, and life insurance plans. It also provides generous vacation and sick leave. TO APPLY send application letter, resume, and names of three references to: Vitus Tang Head, Serials & Elec. Resources Cataloging Catalog Department Stanford University Libraries Stanford, CA 94305-6004 Application deadline: March 31, 1998. Stanford University has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit we welcome applications from all people, including women, members of minority groups and persons with disabilities.