Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Project Cataloger. This is a non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer with an annual contract for two years and potentially renewable for a third year. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the Project Cataloger will perform both copy and original cataloging for Cushing Library’s collection materials.
Responsibilities include: perform copy cataloging, enhance OCLC and Voyager records, and perform original cataloging for Cushing Library’s collection materials, including monographs and serials; follow cataloging rules and best practices; follow and apply internal policies and guidelines; provide bi-weekly oral reports and written reports as needed; support and promote the Libraries and Texas A&M shared vision and values; other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent;
- Demonstrated experience performing copy cataloging and original cataloging for monographs;
- Experience using a library management system, such as Voyager;
- Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging best practices;
- Demonstrated knowledge with MARC format and cataloging rules, including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LCC;
- Experience with OCLC Connexion Client;
- Working knowledge of standard catalog reference tools;
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling fragile materials;
- Ability to follow directions and apply internal policies and guidelines;
- Ability to work in a collaborative environment;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
- Experience working with rare book/special collections;
- Serials cataloging experience;
- Working knowledge of a language in addition to English;
- Experience cataloging multiple physical formats;
- Ability to identify and flag conservation and preservation needs of collections;
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results with minimal supervision.
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.
In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.
The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 268 individuals which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.
Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.
Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $48,000 Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.
Applications received by April 2, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.