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Visiting Assistant Professor, Catalog & Cataloging Consultant Librarian

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Lovejoy Library

Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Catalog & Cataloging Consultant Librarian
Reference Code: FY18-083
Job Location: Edwardsville , IL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-02-12
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor, Catalog & Cataloging Consultant Librarian

Lovejoy Library
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Job Description/Responsibilities

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services invites applications from dynamic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Catalog & Cataloging Consultant Librarian.

This is a temporary position and is available immediately. The appointment will last for a period of twelve months.

Reporting to the Interim Dean of Library and Information Services (LIS), the Catalog & Cataloging Consultant Librarian, in collaboration with the Metadata Librarian and the Acting Director of Technical Services, will perform high level cataloging; develop recommendations for workflows; and provide training and support to paraprofessional cataloging staff.

The Catalog & Cataloging Consultant Librarian also serves as part of a team providing research and reference services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assesses cataloging workflows and procedures in collaboration with Technical Services librarians, recommending changes or workflow reorganization.
  • Performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print resources including electronic resources, according to national standards. Assists in ensuring that current holdings are accurately represented in the catalog.
  • Researches and assists in implementing cataloging rule changes and MARC record policy changes into existing workflows and procedures.
  • Communicates changes to all catalogers and participates in staff training.
  • Participates in reference services
All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, 12-month term beginning Spring 2018.

Competitive and determined by evaluating qualifications. Salary is dependent upon experience and credentials. Excellent benefits program.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited library or information school.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Experience with cataloging in an academic environment with an integrated library system.
  • Proven ability utilizing software for data organization and analysis (e.g., Excel, Access).
  • Demonstrated fluent written and oral communication skills in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with OCLC and Exlibris Voyager
  • Working knowledge of serials and music cataloging, as well as rare materials description.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects

Information and Application Process Instructions

Source of Funds


Application Process

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three professional references, and copies/scans of all transcripts to to: lscatur@siue.edu

Or by mail to:
Catalog & Cataloging Consultant Librarian
Library and Information Services
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1063

Application Deadline

For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by February 21, 2018. A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

SIUE is a state university. Benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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