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Monday, April 19, 2010

F/T - Cataloger - City College/CUNY

City College Library

Type of Library

Job Description
The City College Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and enthusiastic cataloger with strong analytical and problem-solving skills who will be responsible for administering the Catalog Division, which handles the cataloging and processing of all materials and formats for the Cohen Library and four branch libraries. The chief provides complex copy and original cataloging for the City College section of the CUNY Union catalog, manages the division, organizes workflow, and communicates with library faculty and staff about cataloging issues. The Chief provides information literacy instruction as part of the Instruction Team, and is responsible for collection development in one or more subject areas. This position reports to the Chief of Technical Services.

Instructor or Assistant Professor
This position is available September 1, 2010.

Required Experience
ALA-accredited MLS; second master's or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank. Must possess working knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures including AACR2, LC Subject Headings, LC Classification and MARC21 formats. Working knowledge of standard bibliographic and other reference tools; aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work; demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems; strong working knowledge of at least one European language. Good organization skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, an ability to interact successfully with a broad clientele both inside and outside the institution, and a flexible approach are essential.

Professional cataloging experience in an academic library; working knowledge of Ex Libris Aleph 500 software and the OCLC cataloging sub-system. Familiarity with and understanding of the Dublin Core metadata standard, and the ability and desire to lead the library's transition from traditional cataloging to true metadata.

MLS Requirement
ALA-accredited MLS

Education Requirements
ALA-accredited MLS; second master’s or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank


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Ms. Ebe DeLeon
Office of the Chief Librarian
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, NA 5/333
New York, New York 10031 USA
Phone: 212-650-7271
Fax: 212-650-7604

Library Information
The City College library system includes the Morris Raphael Cohen Library, six departmental libraries, and a partnership with the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. The collections, the largest in the CUNY system, total more than 1,485,000 volumes and 57,000 electronic journal subscriptions. Library faculty provide individualized library service to faculty and students, information literacy education, instruction in research methodology and resource evaluation on multiple levels.