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Monograph Cataloging Librarian

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Position Title

Monograph Cataloging Librarian

About this Opportunity

The Ball State University Libraries is looking for a talented librarian to join our committed and highly-engaged team of professionals as Monograph Cataloging Librarian. Joining colleagues in Cataloging and Discovery Services, this position provides expertise and direction for the copy cataloging of monographs in digital, print, and multimedia formats to optimize user discovery and access to resources in the Libraries’ collections. Ball State University Libraries employs 48 professionals and 62 staff employees. With access to over one million print volumes and more than 1.3 million e-resources, the Libraries provides access to a full spectrum of scholarly resources and also offers vibrant and inclusive learning and collaboration space for the entire learning community at Ball State.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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https://www.bsu.edu/about/live-near-your-work

FLSA

Learned Professional Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract

Position Function

Plan, direct, and coordinate workflows for copy cataloging of materials in digital, print, and multimedia formats to optimize user resource discovery and access to scholarly resources that support research, teaching, and learning; supervise personnel assigned to the section; provide original and complex copy cataloging according to established library standards and practices; create authority records; participate in the enrichment and maintenance of the University Libraries’ library management system and digital collections; support an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries.

Minimum Education

MLS / MLIS / MIS degree from an ALA accredited program by date of appointment.

Minimum Experience

At least one year of cataloging experience using MARC formats, RDA, Library of Congress subject headings and classification, a bibliographic utility such as OCLC Connexion, and a library management system, such as Alma.

Minimum Other

Effective oral and written communication skills; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Additional advanced degrees.

Preferred Experience

Supervisory experience; professional cataloging experience in an academic library; map cataloging experience.

Preferred Other

Ability to work with a variety of foreign languages, including those using non-Roman scripts; knowledge of emerging technologies, especially metadata systems and related standards.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Technical Cataloging Assistants/Monographs.

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department

University Libraries:170090

Department Information

The minimum salary for this position is $55,000.

Department Email or Phone Number

765-285-5277

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking

1

Job Duty

Plan, direct, coordinate and assess workflows for copy cataloging of materials in digital, print, and multimedia formats; ensure quality and adherence to established library standards and practices.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.

Ranking

3

Job Duty

Catalog educational and informational resources in digital, multimedia, and print formats using international cataloging codes, metadata formats for bibliographic description, LC- PCC Policy Statements, controlled vocabularies for assigning subjects, and LC or other classification systems as specified by local practice.

Ranking

4

Job Duty

Create, update, and maintain authority records for Libraries’ online authority file; perform database enrichment and maintenance functions, as required.

Ranking

5

Job Duty

Participate in development, documentation, and evaluation of unit policies and procedures.

Ranking

6

Job Duty

Participate in metadata creation for specified digital collections and projects.

Ranking

7

Job Duty

Actively participate in and positively contribute to the activities of the Libraries, university, and profession through such opportunities as related professional organizations, presentations, committee service, publication, etc.; keep abreast of professional literature and scholarly developments in areas of specialization and pursue opportunities for relevant professional development.

Ranking

8

Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202401492P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

06/03/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

02/23/2024

Applications Accepted Through Date

03/27/2024

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Master's Transcripts


Company

Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

 

We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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