Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chief, Catalog Division (Instructor or Assistant Professor): City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY

Notice No. FY-2659
Job Title Chief, Catalog Division (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Closing Date Until filled
Compensation $39,399 - $59,206 (Instructor) $42,873 - $68,024 (Assistant Professor) Salary commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications.

Position available September 1, 2010.


Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.


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.


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.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Applicants should submit a current vita and three letters of recommendation to:

Ms. Ebe DeLeon
Office of the Chief Librarian
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, NA 5/333
New York, NY 10031