Project Cataloging Librarian


Project Cataloging Librarian

• Job No:
523500
• Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade:UNAC Grade 30
• Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
• School/Business unit:UAA Consortium Library
• Location:Anchorage
• Categories: Education/Instructional, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:
Looking for adventure? Join us in Alaska! The University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library is seeking two full-time, term-funded Project Cataloging Librarians familiar with cataloging standards and tools, integrated library systems, and cataloging practices to help us transition our federal depository library collection and other collections as time permits. The positions offer opportunities for innovation and growth, as well as collaboration with libraries across the state. Anchorage is a vibrant community with something for everyone, combining city life with easy access to the wilderness for activities like hiking, biking, and skiing.

Duties:
10Perform collection development and cataloging of additional collections as time permits.Essential 10Resolve problems and make or initiate corrections to reconcile conflicts as necessary.Essential 20Perform copy cataloging, serials cataloging, and local holdings record maintenance using local and national standards, including MARC, RDA, Library of Congress Classification, and Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDoc).Essential 25Identify and verify titles to be removed from the library's federal document collection, following appropriate practices and procedures for discarding FDLP materials.Essential 25Search for online availability of FDLP materials identified for retention.Essential 5Attend and contribute to library-wide, technical services, and government documents meetings.Essential 5Process and maintain records or statistics as appropriate.Essential
About the positions:
The UAA/APU Consortium Library is seeking two full-time, term-funded Project Cataloging Librarians to help us transition our federal depository library collection and other collections as time permits. These non-tenure track faculty positions are at the Assistant Professor level, and assist with cataloging, collection development, and collection maintenance. The positions perform copy cataloging, serials cataloging, and local holdings record maintenance using local and national standards, including MARC, RDA, Library of Congress Classification, and Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDoc). As part of the Technical Services team, these positions work under the supervision of the Head of Technical Services and collaborate with the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Head of Collection Development, and the Serials Technician. The incumbents work closely with the Business & Government Information Librarian identifying and verifying titles to be removed from the library collection, following appropriate practices and procedures for discarding FDLP materials, and processing and maintaining records or statistics as appropriate. The positions may require long periods of standing, bending, sitting, or reaching. The ability to move or push various loads containing up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations or material handling equipment is required.

About the Library and area:
The UAA/APU Consortium Library serves the University of Alaska Anchorage, the state's largest post-secondary institution, and Alaska Pacific University, the state's first private liberal arts college. We are the center of the Alaska Library Catalog, a consortium of 87 public, academic, special, and K-12 libraries that serve 92% of the population of Alaska. The shared catalog has 3.2 million titles. The UAA campus offers programs in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business, and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska's core industries, such as aviation, and oil and gas. UAA's campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where one can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas, and ocean views. The city's 300,000 human residents share their space with an estimated 1,500 moose, not to mention bald eagles, bears, beavers, Dall sheep, and the occasional lynx. King and silver salmon fill Ship Creek all summer, drawing anglers to one of the world's only urban salmon fisheries. However, we do not have to sacrifice urban amenities to live in the Last Frontier. Anchorage provides a bounty of museums, movie theaters, shopping, live music, sporting events and hundreds of restaurants. Anchorage includes the country's most diverse Census tract, and students speak more than 90 languages in the Anchorage School District. Anchorage is a vibrant community with something for everyone, combining city life with easy access to the wilderness for activities like hiking, biking, and skiing.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Knowledge of serials cataloging and local holdings records maintenance for serials.
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment.
• Ability to perform repetitive tasks effectively with close attention to detail.

Typical Experience:
Required:

• Experience with cataloging standards and tools, such as bibliographic utilities or integrated library systems, MARC formats, Z39.50 Gateway protocols, AACR2 and RDA standards, classification, and authority control.
• Experience searching electronic resources.

Preferred:

• Experience with serials cataloging and local holdings records maintenance for serials.
• Experience with Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) guidelines and regulations.
• Experience with SuDoc and/or Library of Congress Classification.
• Experience using FDLP eXchange, OCLC Connexion, RDA Toolkit, and Cataloger's Desktop.
• Experience finding digitized government documents.
• Experience using SirsiDynix WorkFlows for bibliographic maintenance.
• Experience cataloging in a consortium environment.

Required Education or Training:
An MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.

Salary Information:

These are full-time, term-funded, non-tenure track positions complete with both a competitive salary and https://alaska.edu/jobs/benefits.php. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The base contract is 9 months with a 3-month contract extension and both positions are expected to be renewed for a total contract length of 24 months.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume or curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be accepted for review on January 17, 2023. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM, Alaska Standard Time by January 16, 2023

Employment to begin as soon as possible.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).http://www.unitedacademics.net/

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Bailey Brack, UAA Shared Service HR Coordinator, at mailto:bjbrack@alaska.edu or (907) 786-0881.

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Closing Date 2023-02-23