The University of Arkansas Libraries seek a dynamic professional to serve as Music and Media Cataloging Assistant.
Performs copy cataloging for music scores and all media formats. When no copy can be located in OCLC, creates original bibliographic description according to current national and local standards. Serves as a backup for other cataloging assistants. Creates item records and spine labels for library materials, creates basic authority records, and provides support for the Unit head. Occasionally works with special collections materials. Performs miscellaneous tasks or database maintenance projects, as assigned. Reports to the Head of the Music and Media Cataloging Unit.
The successful candidate should have reading knowledge of a Western European language in addition to English, good written and oral communication skills, a keen customer service focus, the ability to work independently and to collaborate with others, demonstrated ability to pay attention to details, and the ability to prioritize work with competing demands and to meet multiple deadlines.
Required: A bachelor’s degree, at least four years of recent experience in a library environment, cataloging experience, experience reading music, and experience with Microsoft Excel and Word. [Applicable equivalencies may be considered.] Preferred: Cataloging experience with various formats; experience with cataloging standards; experience with OCLC and an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces; and music coursework and experience with performing in music ensembles.
Salary and Benefits
Twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position (Senior Library Assistant). Salary: $30,000. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.
The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libraries.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.