Catalog Librarian (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois)

Catalog Librarian (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois)

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE Catalog Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources, according to national standards including Dublin Core.


May assist in the creation of digital collections, including supplying metadata. Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice, supervises maintenance of holdings input into OCLC and Voyager. The incumbent will also participate in achieving departmental and library goals and participate in library committees. Primary Responsibilities: Performs original and adaptive cataloging in all formats, including serials, utilizing OCLC, CONTENTdm and Voyager. Participates in retrospective conversion projects. Resolves database maintenance problems and provides training, direction and support to paraprofessional staff in performing cataloging and maintenance routines. Maintains knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated bibliographic access. Participates in developing, teaching, and implementing cataloging policies and procedures. All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives. 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 $41,000. Excellent fringe benefits. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a production-oriented environment; cataloging experience; experience with an automated integrated library system; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong service orientation. Demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, research and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements. QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: working knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings Data; experience with OCLC and Voyager; experience with Dublin Core, CONTENTdm, electronic resources, serials cataloging; the ability to read music and foreign languages; experience with Microsoft Access. SUBMIT LETTER OF APPLICATION, RESUME, TRANSCRIPTS AND THREE CURRENT PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES TO: Catalog Librarian Search Committee Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Lovejoy Library Campus Box 1063 Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063 or email to 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.

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