Title: Archival/Special Materials Cataloger
Organization: University of Akron
Location: None Given
Hours: None Given
Salary: $38,000 minimum
Principal Duties: The Archival/Special Materials Cataloger appraises, describes, and prepares finding aids for archives and special collections; encodes finding aids and digital primary sources in EAD; and creates standards for archiving and disseminating digital images. Catalogs rare books and other special collections monographs, archival and manuscript collections, ephemera, artifacts, and materials in other formats, following best archival practices and local policies appropriate to the materials. Catalogs on OCLC and The University of Akron's INNOPAC integrated online system using AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, and appropriate special collections cataloging rules and tools. Additionally, shares in library-wide cataloging policy decision making and documents archival cataloging procedures for the cataloging manual. This position reports to the Head, Archives of the History of American Psychology, with a secondary reporting relationship to the Head, Cataloging Department.
Required: A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution and experience in an archival setting. Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and trends in archival administration and historical scholarship, methodology, and the use of resources; experience in appraising collections and developing plans for their arrangement and description; knowledge of EAD and SGML, with the ability to apply these standards in the preparation of finding aids for archival and manuscript collections; technical skills involving creation of web pages and digitization of online primary sources; recent monographic cataloging experience, including experience with a bibliographic utility and an integrated library system; knowledge of and working experience with AACR2rev, LCRIs, LCSH, Library of Congress Classification, and MARC; awareness of and commitment to national and international cataloging standards, including those pertaining to archive and special collections materials; demonstrated awareness of new and emerging standards and technologies relevant to bibliographic control and metadata, and a commitment to their effective application; demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a production-oriented environment; demonstrated strength in written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively, effectively, flexibly, and independently within a culturally diverse academic community; ability to meet The University of Akron criteria for tenure-track faculty librarians. Preferred: A minimum of two years experience in an archival setting; formal coursework or training in manuscripts, archives, and special collections librarianship; experience cataloging archival materials, including manuscripts, ephemera, and artifacts; experience using EAD metadata; coursework or training in rare books and descriptive bibliography; experience using OCLC and INNOPAC; reading knowledge of at least one modern Western language, German preferred; a second graduate degree in Psychology.
Contact: Send cover letter and resume, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references to: Dr. David B. Baker, Interim Dean, University Libraries, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-1701. Review of candidates will begin July 1, 2004 and will continue until position is filled.
Submit: None Given
Deadline: Open Until Filled