Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Film and Media Cataloger: University of Sourth Carolina, Columbia, SC

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, seeks a highly motivated, innovative faculty librarian to catalog for Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), a division of the University Libraries. The Film and Media Cataloger will be responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of archival film and video tape in a wide variety of formats and play a leading role in devising and implementing metadata migration strategies associated with ongoing digitization efforts.

MIRC is one of the largest public film archives in the United States. It cares for more than 6,000 hours of material in diverse collections. Major holdings include the Fox Movietone News Collection, local television news, home movies from the region, and a substantial collection of documentary and fiction films from the People’s Republic of China. MIRC is an AMIA member.

The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, enrolls approximately 20,500 undergraduate students and 6,500 graduate students on the Columbia campus. University Libraries contains more than 3 million volumes, 4 million microforms, 1 million manuscripts, 325,000 maps, and 944,000 government documents; and houses the University's special collections. University Libraries is a member of LYRASIS, OCLC, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or an equivalent degree; experience with cataloging tools and standards, including OCLC, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, LC rule interpretations and MARC21; knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS and/or PREMIS; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of individual initiative, flexibility, and analytical skills to resolve complex problems. Minimum of one year of cataloging experience. SLED background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with automated library system software, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; experience with Encoded Archival Description; awareness of current trends and issues in cataloging; familiarity with authority control; knowledge of a wide range of film, video tape, and moving image file formats and generations; bibliographic knowledge of Chinese; experience with Filemaker Pro.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical, dental, state retirement or optional retirement plan.

Appointment: Full time (37.5 hours/week), 12-month, unclassified, tenure-track, faculty status position with the rank of Librarian. The position is a member of the Cataloging Department and reports to the Special Materials Cataloger. University of South Carolina librarians are required to fulfill faculty responsibilities, including professional service.

Apply online at (search by Requisition 002980). The cover letter, explaining the reason for your interest and qualifications, may be addressed to Chair, Film and Media Cataloger Search Committee. Three references submitted must include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 10, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.