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Job Bank Posting November 5, 2006

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

Saint Louis University
US – MO, St. Louis, 63108
Full Time
Masters of Library Science
ALA-accredited MLS
Entry Level (0 – 2 years)

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for the following 12-month, non-tenure track appointment in Pius XII Memorial Library:


Duties and Responsibilities
The Technical Services Department is responsible for the acquisition, organization, bibliographic and authority control and physical processing of materials, as well as collection and database maintenance for Pius XII Memorial Library and the Medical Center Library.

Under general direction, provide accurate bibliographic, authority, and item descriptions of materials by cataloging in the SLU and OCLC bibliographic databases using AACR2-R, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, traditional and emerging metadata standards, and local policies and procedures.

1. Perform original and complex copy cataloging, classification, series and subject analysis for monographs, serials, electronic and other non-book formats in all subject areas, according to AACR2-R, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, and other local and national standards.
2. Participate in database maintenance and quality control for bibliographic, item, holdings, and authority records in the SLU database.
3. Perform authority work according to full NACO standards.
4. Participate in evaluation and implementation of standards for access to digital collections and other electronic resources, and provide access to these collections using non-MARC descriptive metadata standards such as MODS and EAD
5. Assist in developing of cataloging policies of the library; assist in revising and implementing policies. Prepare cataloging documentation as needed.
6. Serve as a resource person on matters pertaining to cataloging and database maintenance in the department and library.
7. Participate in the activities of department and library by serving on committees and planning teams as needed.
8. Perform other duties and projects as assigned by Unit or Department Supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS. Experience with bibliographic utility such as OCLC and an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces preferred) for cataloging in an academic library. Knowledge of principles and practices of bibliographic and authority control and experience with AACR2-R, Library of Congress classification and subject headings and MARC 21 formats. Awareness of current trends and developments in cataloging and metadata schemas. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages. Experience with cataloging serials and electronic resources highly desirable. Prior experience with NACO desirable.

New library graduates are encouraged to apply.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive benefits including retirement programs, insurance, tuition remission, vacation and paid holidays.

To Apply
All applications must be made online. Cover letter, resume as well as names of at least three references with contact information must be submitted with the application. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2007 and will continue until position is filled.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

Job Benefits: Dental Insurance
Flexible Benefits
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
401K / Retirement Plan
Sick Leave



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