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Job Posting January 9, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

Technical and Access Services Department

TITLE/RANK: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Technical and Access Services, performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources, according to national standards including DCMI. Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice, supervises maintenance of metadata for digital resources and related holdings input into OCLC and Voyager. The incumbent will also participate in achieving departmental and library goals and participate in library committees.

Primary Responsibilities: Perform original and adaptive metadata creation and cataloging in all formats, including serials, utilizing OCLC, CONTENTdm and Voyager, with a focus on electronic resources. Participate in retrospective conversion projects.  Resolve database maintenance problems and provide direction and support to nonprofessional staff in performing maintenance routines. Establish authoritative form for headings according to NACO standards. Maintain knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated bibliographic access. Participate in developing, documenting, and implementing cataloging policies and procedures.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives. In addition, faculty members must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.

TERM OF CONTRACT: Assistant or Associate Professor, fiscal year appointment, academic year tenure-track, continuing contract.

SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $40,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an A.L.A accredited library school; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a production-oriented environment; experience with an automated integrated library system; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong service orientation.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: working knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings Data; experience with Voyager; experience with Dublin Core, CONTENTdm and electronic resources cataloging.

Additional information regarding the Library and University can be found at the web site.


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Search ongoing; initial consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2007. Position will remain open until filled.

Jay Starratt, Dean, Library and Information Services, Catalog and Metadata Librarian Search,
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville,
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063,
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063

As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability. Applications from women and minority groups are especially encouraged.

SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans will not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Joseph Starratt
Lovejoy Library
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026



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