Thursday, February 7, 2008

Music Cataloger

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Senior Music Cataloger, the Music Cataloger performs original and copy cataloging of printed music, sound recordings, books, and dissertations with related authority work as needed, utilizing OCLC Connexion, Voyager, and current cataloging resources. Assists with maintenance of online bibliographic and authority files and occasional special projects. Contributes to the development and documentation of cataloging policies and procedures. Participates in appropriate professional development, continuing education, professional service, and research activities. Other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in library science or the equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Bachelor’s degree in music. Working knowledge of creating and editing bibliographic records in OCLC as well as searching name and subject authority files. Problem-solving ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Self-motivation and ability to work collaboratively. PEFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Music cataloging experience and familiarity with integrated online library systems. Bibliographic knowledge of at least one Western European language. Advanced degree in music. ENVIRONMENT: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is a major private university with an extensive library system. This includes the Northwestern University Library, three branch libraries on the Evanston Campus, and three libraries on the Chicago Campus. Northwestern University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The holdings of the libraries total over 4 million volumes. See more information about the Library at: The Northwestern University Music Library is among the nation's largest music libraries and is distinguished internationally for its extensive holdings of printed music and archival materials documenting music composed since 1945. See more information about the Music Library at: SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience. TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume, including names of three references, to Peter J. Devlin, Personnel Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300 or Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Peter J. Devlin
Director of Library Personnel and Administrative Operations
Northwestern University Library
Phone: 847 491-2882
Fax: 847 467-1284

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