Cataloging Coordinator - Acquisitions and Cataloging Services (ACS) (135526)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Position Available: As soon as possible. This is a 100%, twelve-month, permanent Academic Professional position in the University Library.
The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.
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Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an experienced and forward thinking professional to serve in the position of Cataloging Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging Services (ACS) unit, the Cataloging Coordinator devises, documents, and promulgates cataloging policies and best practices for the Library. Collaborating with other members in the unit, the Cataloging Coordinator provides a leadership role within the Library for all cataloging decisions and workflow that would support the Library’s mission.
Detailed responsibilities include:
- Provides professional supervision and instruction for graduate students and staff members
- Develops and leads cataloging training for library staff in other technical and public services units as needed
- Leads in Library-wide cataloging projects
- Develops policies and procedural documentation for cataloging projects
- Coordinates the cataloging workflows within the unit and the Library
- Conducts research on bibliographic control and catalog standard
- Identifies, evaluates, and stays current with cataloging practices, trends and standards
- Provides expertise in national cataloging standards to the Library;
- Develops and maintains internal cataloging policy and workflow documentation
- Participates in NACO/BIBCO works
- Resolve difficult cataloging problems as they arise.
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 https://www.library.illinois.edu/staff/bhrsc/human/resources/guidelines-for-investigation-time/. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;
- Minimum 2 years of working experience cataloging in academic library setting;
- Demonstrated experience with AACR2/RDA and other cataloging rules;
- Working experience with OCLC bibliographic and authority databases;
- Working experience cataloging with the integrated library system, Alma
- Working experience with other cataloging standards and tools, including Library of Congress Subject Headings;
- Experience with Library of Congress Classification;
- Experience with serials cataloging;
- Evidence of supervisory experience;
- Reading and writing knowledge of at least one foreign language; with preferential weight given to candidates with demonstrated facility with reading and writing knowledge of non-European languages;
- Ability to balance quality and productivity;
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Experience designing or updating cataloging workflows;
- Familiarity with current developments in cataloging standards and initiatives;
- Experience using spreadsheet and database applications;
- Evidence of supervisory experience.
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment and to work independently
Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 14 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 80 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
Salary: Minimum salary is $55,000 and commensurate with credentials and experience.
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 www.illinois.edu.
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: https://www.champaigncounty.org/.
To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 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, applications and nominations must be received by November 6, 2020. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
College Name or Administrative Unit:University Library Category:8-Technical Title:Cataloging Coordinator - Acquisitions and Cataloging Services (ACS) (135526) Open Date:10/13/2020 Close Date:11/06/2020 Organization Name:Acquisitions and Cataloging Services