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New Mexico State University Library
Position Announcement
Requisition #2008001488

Library Department:Technical Services
Position Title:Cataloging Unit Head
9-month, Tenure Track
Rank:Assistant or Associate Professor
Date Position Advertised:          February 6, 2008
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience

RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs original and complex shared cataloging in all formats, including electronic, in accordance with AACR2R, OCLC input standards, LCSH, and LC Classification; contributes headings to the national authority file as a NACO contributor; performs database maintenance in Voyager; serves as cataloging resource person concerning database maintenance and workflow issues. In consultation with department head develops and implements policies, standards, goals, and procedures to continuously improve workflow; provides leadership and support for the Cataloging Unit; conducts performance reviews and provides input for merit assessments; resolves cataloging questions from other Librarians. As a member of the library faculty, is responsible for achieving in the areas of librarianship, scholarship and creative activity, and service.

Required:   MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; minimum of one year experience cataloging a variety of formats; knowledge of AACR2R, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification system, and Library of Congress subject headings; knowledge of trends in cataloging and national standards for bibliographic control; experience using a bibliographic utility; previous supervisory experience.

Preferred:   Professional experience in mid-to-large size academic or research library; knowledge of integrated library system, preferably Voyager; working knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably Spanish; familiarity with trends in changing data coding standards such as Dublin Core, metadata, etc.; demonstrated potential for achieving in the areas of librarianship, scholarship and creative activity, and service.

Benefits Offered:   Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers' compensation, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement. For additional information, visit the NMSU Employee Benefits web page http://benefits.nmsu.edu/.

Reply to/Deadline for Applications: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Marti Torres, Business Operations Specialist, New Mexico State University Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu; fax 505-646-6940. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu.

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

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