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Title: Monographs Cataloger
Organization: Kent State University
Location: Kent State University Main Library
Hours: None Given
Salary: $48,500
Principal Duties: Duties: •Performs original and complex cataloging of print, microform and electronic monographs. •Copy catalogs print, microform and electronic monographs. •Manages cataloging services for five of Kent’s regional libraries by providing copy and original cataloging services and by evolving as a central point of service for Kent’s regional library customers. •Serves as a resource person for technical services staff answering complex cataloging questions, thereby facilitating access to Kent’s collections and fostering the professional development of technical services staff. Serves as a bridge between Acquisitions and Cataloging. •Works to develop the in-sourcing of cataloging operations to realize cost savings. •Addresses and resolves access issues and cataloging practices for monographs and microforms. •Works closely with public services librarians and systems staff to facilitate and coordinate monographic cataloging services. •Provides rush cataloging services, including call number assignment, to speed the addition of materials to our collections. •Evaluates cataloging for batch-loaded electronic book resources. •Embodies the highest professional standards. Environment: The Kent State University Libraries have a collection of over 2 million volumes and hold membership in the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Kent State University is a founding member of OCLC and of OhioLINK (, Ohio''s statewide information system. Innovative Interfaces is used for the integrated library system. Salary and Rank: $48,500. Faculty status, Assistant Professor rank. Tenure track. Benefits: Generous health benefits. Four weeks paid vacation. Support for research activities and professional development. Tuition waiver.
Required Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from accredited ALA program, professional experience in original cataloging of monographs, significant experience in copy cataloging of monographs, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of cataloging standards, including AACR2, LCSH, LC classification and MARC21. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in original and complex cataloging of microforms, experience in original and complex cataloging of electronic resources, experience using the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. automation system, evidence of experience in teaching and training technical services staff, experience in an academic library, bibliographic knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Contact: Emily Hermon, Senior Business Manager, Libraries & Media Services, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242. Electronic copies of application materials (.pdf format preferred) will be accepted at [email protected].
Submit: Letter of application addressing the required qualifications, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to the contact above.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on September 26, .

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