Monday, October 22, 2012

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. 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. May assist in the creation of digital collections, including supplying metadata. 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 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 $42,000. 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; 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; electronic resources, serials cataloging; the ability to read music and foreign languages; experience with Microsoft Access.

UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The University is situated on 2600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs, a few miles from the Mississippi River. Serving approximately 14,000 students and with about 80,000 alumni, SIUE has a major impact on a region well known for affordable living and a high quality of life.

Lovejoy Library maintains a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 19,000 print and digital serials and periodicals. Additional information regarding Library and Information Services and the University can be found at the web site:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Search is ongoing; review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.


Catalog Librarian Search Committee
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.

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