Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Original Cataloger: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Position: Original Cataloger

Available: September 1, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an energetic and collaborative librarian to serve as an Original Cataloger. This Original Cataloger is primarily responsible for original and complex adaptive cataloging of monographs in Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as native Indian languages of Latin America. This individual also consults with colleagues as needed regarding cataloging of Latin American and Iberian materials in other formats and to resolve complex cataloging situations. This Original Cataloger also shares responsibility for original and complex adaptive cataloging of English language monographs. The individual in this position supervises one paraprofessional staff member, an adaptive cataloger.

The Original Catalogers work in a collegial environment of cataloging specialists. Cataloging is done using OCLC’s Connexion Client and the library’s Innovative Interfaces local system. The position is in the Original/Adaptive Section of Resource Description & Management and reports to the head of the department. Catalogers at the UNC Libraries contribute national-level cataloging through NACO, BIBCO, and other PCC programs.

Librarians at UNC are expected to be actively involved with local library consortia; participate in regional, national, or international professional and scholarly organizations; and maintain an awareness of emerging research tools, methodologies, and trends in scholarly communication.



ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science. Fluency in written Spanish. Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting. Working knowledge of online library systems, AACR2R, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21 formats, and authority control. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment. Commitment to a high level of service to faculty, staff, and students. Commitment to professional participation in areas relevant to the position.


Experience with: Innovative's Millennium system; NACO, BIBCO or other PCC programs; electronic cataloging support tools, such as Classification Web and Cataloger’s Desktop; cataloging electronic resources. Reading knowledge of Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, or additional native languages of Latin America. Academic training in Latin American studies.

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 27,000 students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN). The TRLN libraries, including the Health Sciences and Law libraries at Chapel Hill plus the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, have combined collections of over eleven million volumes.

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.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

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 August 5, 2010. 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 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.