Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hispanic/Latin American Languages Catalog Librarian

ULS Technical Services
University Library System
University of Pittsburgh
The Hispanic/Latin American Languages Catalog Librarian is a faculty librarian in the Catalog Management Unit, Central Technical Services, and reports through the Head of the Catalog Management Unit. The incumbent is responsible for cataloging materials in all formats in Spanish, Portuguese, and native Indian languages, which are produced or published primarily in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, including original cataloging, adaptive cataloging and difficult copy cataloging. Works with the CMU Head as appropriate to identify and manage appropriate outsourcing projects using vendor services, including conducting cost studies and comparisons, and evaluating the quality and monitoring the effectiveness and acceptability of contracted services. For full position details, please see:

Required: ALA-accredited MLS (or recognized equivalent). Excellent reading knowledge of Spanish. Knowledge of AACR2r, LCRI's, MARC format, LC classification and LCSH. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with all levels of staff. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with organizational change as an ongoing factor. Ability to communicate effectively and positively in a diverse environment.

Preferred: Reading/working knowledge of Portuguese. Cataloging experience and/or experience working with a bibliographic utility (OCLC or RLIN).

Salary: $34,000 minimum. Comprehensive benefits package including medical; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

To apply, submit letter of application, resume, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to:
William Gentz
Head, Library Human Resources
271 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Review of applications will begin June 23, 2008 and continue until position is filled.
The University Library System is an AA/EOE committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute in this area.

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