Assistant or Associate Professor – Catalog Librarian Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month Position Kent Library
The Catalog Librarian position provides description of, discovery of and access to electronic and print library resources through creation of original metadata records for all library materials. Work includes cataloging of new general collection and Special Collections & Archives materials as well as retrospective projects. The catalog librarian ensures that titles are accurately described in the integrated library system (ILS) and other systems, such as OCLC, to facilitate discovery and access by university students, faculty and staff and guest users.
The catalog librarian manages cataloging unit operations and supervises assigned staff. Unit operations include creation and maintenance of materials records, prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely access and/or problem resolution. The librarian will provide leadership on cataloging unit workflow and improvements.
This position plays a key role in management of the ILS, in authority work for Southeast and other libraries in a shared catalog, and Southeast content in the MOBIUS union catalog. MOBIUS is a consortia of Missouri and Midwest libraries collaborating on resource sharing and acquisition.
The catalog librarian must establish and maintain a personal development program consistent with the promotion and tenure criteria for librarian effectiveness, scholarly activity, professional development and service to the library, the university and the community.
Maintain currency with national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices
Maintain and/or establish Southeast Missouri State University cataloging policies and procedures and serve as the local resource person regarding cataloging and metadata
Create original cataloging for materials in Special Collections & Archives and the general collections
Manage the cataloging unit and supervise assigned staff
Train copy cataloger(s)
Participate in ILS management and provide leadership for cataloging functions
Share responsibility for working effectively with MOBIUS libraries
Serve as library liaison to assigned University academic department(s); liaison activities include but are not limited to: instruction, research consultations, departmental outreach, creating and maintaining LibGuides, collection resource review and collection development
Serve on library, university and professional committees
ALA-accredited Master’s degree
Two years cataloging experience in an academic library
Experience with Resource Description & Access (RDA), MARC 21 and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Experience with name, subject and uniform title authority work
Experience cataloging materials through a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC
Ability to create original bibliographic records and familiarity with MARC holdings records
Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats
Familiarity with, and an understanding of, national and international cataloging standards such as RDA and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2); MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data; classification system such as Library of Congress Classification or Dewey Decimal Classification; Library of Congress Name Authorities; LSCH; CONSER Cataloging Manual (for Serials); and OCLC (or other utility) Bibliographic Formats and Standards
Experience with modifying/updating MARC records and complex copy cataloging practices
Skill in training copy catalogers
High level experience with an integrated library systems (ILS) (Kent Library has an Innovative Sierra system)
Understanding of ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records
Knowledge of large scale record loads and cross-walking Marc or non-Marc data into the ILS
Ability to participate in projects, planning and initiatives to establish and refine cataloging/metadata policies and procedures on both the library and consortium levels
Evidence of effective communication skills
Strong service orientation and flexibility
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others
Ability to meet Kent Library’s and Southeast Missouri State University’s tenure and promotion requirements
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast Missouri State University seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional blended and online formats and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.
Application Deadline: The position is available January 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 29, 2017.
Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at:
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the Univ...ersity supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.