Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator - Content Access Management (A1700312)

Champaign, IL
May 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator

Academic Professional, University Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Content Access Management (CAM), the Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team within the unit. The Coordinator provides leadership within the Library for English language cataloging, by collaborating with other Technical Services units to determine appropriate workflows and with Public Services units to assess ongoing cataloging needs. The Coordinator provides training, documentation, and communication of national rules and standards related to monographic and media cataloging and works with others to determine local cataloging policies.

Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator:
  • Coordinates the overall work of the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team by developing priorities and managing workflows;
  • Supervises the staff, hourly employees, and student assistants assigned to the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team, including hiring and evaluating team members;
  • Conducts training and provides documentation for the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team;
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff in the Library to assess monographic and media cataloging needs;
  • Coordinates monographic and media cataloging workflows with other library units, including Acquisitions and CMS;
  • Performs cataloging for materials in all subject areas using national and local standards, OCLC's Connexion Client, and the Voyager integrated library system;
  • Contributes authority records to the national authority files;
  • Works with colleagues in CAM to create and maintain internal documentation and conducts cataloging training for library staff in other technical and public services units;
  • Serves as a leader in the library for cataloging activities, maintaining current expertise in national standards and their local implementation;
  • Participates in professional associations and contributes to the professional dialogue to improve service and enhance access to library resources.


  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools
  • Solid computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment

  • Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting
  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager integrated library system and OCLC Connexion
  • Experience with MarcEdit software
  • Experience with non-MARC metadata standards
  • Experience in designing or updating cataloging workflows
  • Familiarity with current development of cataloging standards and initiatives

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use "investigation time" to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library's policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see:

The Content Access Management (CAM) department consists of eleven faculty and academic professionals, 20 FTE civil service staff, and 7 FTE academic hourly and student employees engaged in cataloging and metadata creation to facilitate the discovery and delivery of the Library's information resources. The various units in CAM include: Monographic & Media Cataloging, Serials Cataloging, Foreign Language Cataloging, Electronic Resources Cataloging, Metadata Services, and Authority Control. Members of CAM also contribute to large-scale digitization projects, web scale discovery services, and the creation, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of Library metadata. The unit participates in cooperative cataloging programs to support national and international resource sharing.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: or

Position Available: Position is open immediately. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month, Academic Professional appointment.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before June 30, 2017.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: University Library
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator - Content Access Management (A1700312)
Open Date: 05/24/2017
Close Date: 06/30/2017
Organization Name: CAM


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