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Special Collections Cataloging Librarian | University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)

  • 12 Oct 2023 8:17 PM
    Message # 13266731
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and University Archives, this position will have the responsibility for describing, preserving, and providing access to the McFarlin Special Collections rare book and print collections. The Special Collections Cataloging Librarian is responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of materials in a variety of formats. This position works with the Director to set cataloging priorities and oversee stacks management. This position also works with the Preservation Specialist to ensure that print collections are safely and properly housed and stored according to archival standards.

    This is a full-time position in the Special Collections offices Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.

    Characteristic Duties:

    • Performs original and complex copy cataloging and classification of monographs, serials, audiovisual media, maps, atlases, artwork, musical scores, and other materials in all formats and a variety of languages using Resource Description and Access (RDA), Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) (DCRM (B)), LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging guidelines as appropriate, Library of Congress classification, Library of Congress subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC/MARC tagging.
    • Works closely with the Director of Special Collections to ensure rare book cataloging practices align with the policies and best practices set forth by McFarlin Library, as well as with standards and best practices for rare materials cataloging. Contributes to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and best practices for the cataloging and processing of McFarlin Special Collections rare books and print materials.
    • Works closely with the Preservation Specialist in identifying print material for preservation treatment or digitization.
    • Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and manages student workers who assist with functions related to rare book cataloging, labeling, reshelving, and handling of materials.
    • Serves as the stacks manager, ensuring that print collections are accounted for and shelved in correct call number order and to archival standards.
    • Assesses print materials for deaccession or retention according to collection development policies, condition of materials, and other considerations of the collections.
    • Records and maintains departmental statistics for use in academic review materials and the library’s annual report.
    • Assists patrons with Special Collections research requests, instructs them in how to use the bibliographic and archival catalogs, supervises patrons in the Reading Room. Orients and introduces visiting classes of students to archival work and materials. Leads tour groups through an overview of the collections.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
    • Three years of cataloging experience with a working knowledge of online library systems, AACR2, RDA, LCC, LCSH, DCRM, OCLC MARC format. A significant portion of that work experience should be in special collections in an academic, research or special library setting.
    • Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems and archival systems, particularly Sierra, WMS, ArchivesSpace, and Aeon.
    • Fluency in English. Reading knowledge in one or more additional languages.
    • Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, student workers, patrons, donors, etc.
    • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with task/project parameters.
    • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, social media, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
    • Demonstrated experience supervising and managing undergraduate students.
    • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands on working time and interruptions to workflow throughout the day.
    • Current driver’s license.

    Salary range is $35,568-45,000.

    For more information and to apply, please visit this link

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