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Radford University seeks an enthusiastic and customer service oriented Catalog Librarian to ensure the provision of high quality intellectual access to our library collection. This position is responsible for performing all original cataloging and complex copy cataloging as needed in a variety of formats. Supervises two classified staff positions responsible for copy cataloging, authority control, and database maintenance. Plans and implements cataloging-related projects, contracts, policies, and procedures in consultation with the appropriate library faculty/staff members. Maintains web-based cataloging manual. Responsible for problem solving for OCLC software and applications, as well as for the Database Maintenance module of the Innopac/Millennium system. Downloads MARC records into the Innopac/Millennium system for new NetLibrary eBooks. Coordinates downloading of new Serials Solutions MARC records with the Electronic Resources Systems Librarian. Involved in the planning and implementation of related new Innopac/Millennium modules and features. Performs and supervises the maintenance of related system options and codes. Maintains awareness of developments in providing catalog access in order to recommend and implement new policies and procedures. Investigates the participation in OCLC Enhance, NACO, and other bibliographic data sharing programs. Position reports to Coordinator of Technical Services.
Library faculty are twelve-month, non-tenured professional faculty with academic rank and responsibilities for collection development, university service, and professional development/contributions.
Required: ALA-accredited Masters in Library/Information Science. Experience in original cataloging and authority control. Thorough knowledge of cataloging and classification practices, including Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (Second Edition Revised), Library of Congress subject and classification practice, MARC formats, and authority control. Demonstrated knowledge of trends in cataloging and national bibliographic control standards. Demonstrated knowledge of database maintenance issues and problems. Excellent supervising, planning, organizational, and analytical skills. Good interpersonal and communications skills.
Preferred: Experience in using a major bibliographic utility ( preferably OCLC), integrated library system, and word processing and spreadsheets in a Windows environment. Experience in an academic library. Experience in the use and troubleshooting of the Innopac/Millennium system. Proven ability to work collaboratively. High level of initiative and ability to adapt in a changing work environment.
Applicants must provide a letter of application, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone number of three references to: David Hayes, University Librarian, McConnell Library, Box 6881, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit the McConnell Library web site at http://lib.radford.edu. Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state supported institution with an emphasis on teaching located in scenic southwestern Virginia, 40 miles from Roanoke, with an enrollment of approximately 9,300 students. Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity.