Special Collections Cataloger


POSITION:     Special Collections Cataloger
AVAILABLE:   July 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, and collaborative individual for the position of Special Collections Cataloger to perform original and complex adaptive cataloging of rare and specialized materials in the Wilson Library.

The Special Collections Cataloger will provide bibliographic control and metadata related to rare and specialized published materials in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. The Special Collections Cataloger will create both original and complex adaptive cataloging for multiple formats, including monographs, newspapers, maps, serials, music and audiovisual material, and will perform catalog management and authority control activities. Cataloging is performed to national standards, with participation in the NACO, BIBCO, CONSER and SACO programs.

The Special Collections Cataloger will supervise cataloging student workers, and as needed, will manage or contribute to special projects in the Wilson Library. The Special Collections Cataloger will participate in public services with a regular weekly reference desk shift and occasional weekend desk service. The successful candidate also will serve on library and campus committees and participate in local, regional, and national committees related to cataloging.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree. Minimum two years’ professional experience with rare book cataloging in an academic or research library setting. Working knowledge of online library systems and national standards (e.g., AACR2r, RDA, DCRM, LCSH, LC Classification, MARC21 formats). Experience with the principles of authority control. Reading knowledge of at least one western European language other than English. Ability to handle citations and title pages in a wide range of Western European languages. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment, and demonstrated commitment to working in teams. Commitment to a high level of service to faculty, staff, and students. Active participation in appropriate professional organizations.

 PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Fluency in French, Spanish, or other western European languages. Reading knowledge of Latin or Greek. Experience with: NACO, BIBCO, or other PCC programs; electronic cataloging support tools, such as RDA Toolkit, Classification Web and Cataloger’s Desktop; experience cataloging serials and electronic resources. Familiarity with non-MARC metadata standards.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, and expertise to assist with all phases of research. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The Wilson Special Collections Library is home to the North Carolina Collection, Rare Book Collection, Southern Folklife Collection, Southern Historical Collection, and University Archives and Records Management Services. The five special collections hold unique and rare books, organizational records, personal and family papers, photographs, moving images, sound recordings, and artifacts that document the history and culture of the University, the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/119049 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.