Catalog Librarian

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Job Description

Available: June 1, 2016

Position Type: Faculty

Term of Appointment: Twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track, ranked faculty position

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor (regular)

Reports to: Head of Technical Services Department

Position Description: See


Summary of Job Responsibilities: Northern Illinois University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, versatile, and collaborative professional to fill the position of Catalog Librarian. Performs original and complex copy cataloging of resources in a wide range of subject areas, languages, and formats, including print, non-print, and digital. The person in this position has primary responsibility for performing original and copy cataloging for a variety of music materials. Consults with Music Librarian to establish music cataloging priorities. Remains current with cataloging issues, rules, and standards. Also has primary responsibility for coordinating and providing ongoing cataloging training (including OCLC cataloging client and integrated library systems processes) to department staff.  Performs catalog database maintenance and may evaluate staff.  Leads or participates in special projects as assigned.  Maintains effective communication with colleagues, members of the university community, and the general public. Works with other library faculty members, and functions within a collegial, collaborative environment. Fulfills requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.

Qualifications—Required:  Earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent for the appointment at the instructor rank (term). Additional master’s degree, or equivalent, required within four years for eligibility for tenure-track appointment.  Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control, and experience applying those principles according to recognized rules and standards, including LC classification, LCSH, AACR2 and RDA.  Knowledge of and experience with MARC formats and OCLC cataloging input standards. Familiarity with OCLC Connexion and an Integrated Library System. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Good interpersonal skills, and strong oral and written communication skills.

Qualifications—Strongly Preferred:  A graduate or undergraduate degree in music or related discipline.

Qualifications—Preferred:  At least 1 year of relevant professional experience, preferably in an academic library. Bibliographic knowledge of German and a Romance language. Experience with Voyager Integrated Library System. Demonstrated excellence in developing and delivering training. Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative environment.

Salary and Benefits:  Appointment rank and salary will be based on relevant experience and educational background.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

To be considered for an interview, send letter of interest, resume, and the name/address/phone number/e-mail address of three references. First consideration given to applications received by February 29, 2016.

Chalermsee Olson

Associate for Collections & Technical Services

Northern Illinois University Libraries

DeKalb, IL 60115-2868
Email (preferred):
A state-mandated pre-employment criminal background check is required. Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution.

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