Cataloger-Position Vacancy Listing
Amy Tracy Wells
awel at cs.wisc.edu
Mon Dec 15 17:22:28 EST 1997
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Internet Scout Project
Computer Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Academic Staff Job Description
L&S/COMPUTER SCIENCES - Special Librarian
The Special Librarian will be a part of the Internet Scout Project in the
Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The
Internet Scout Project is funded by the National Science Foundation, and
the term of the current grant is through April 30, 2000.
The successful candidate will catalog and classify Internet resources that
are announced in the Scout Report and Subject-Specific Scout Reports each
week, as well as assist with the retrospective cataloging of two years of
Scout Report Archives. While no supervisory duties are included in the
position, it is expected that this will be a leadership position within the
group, and that this individual will contribute on various levels to the
overall success of the project.
For more information about the Internet Scout Project, send email, call, or
see the Web site: http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Full-time Salary: $28000-45000 - Annual
Percent Appointment: 100%
Application Deadline: January 2, 1998 or until position is filled
Amy Tracy Wells
1210 West Dayton Street, Rm. 1335
Madison, WI 53706
awells at cs.wisc.edu
**DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION**
M.L.S. or corresponding experience is required, with a specialization in
electronic and networked information storage, searching, and retrieval.
Also required is knowledge of the Library of Congress Classification
Numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, the Anglo-American
Cataloguing Rules 2nd edition (AACR2) and USMARC format as well as emerging
standards such as the Dublin Core. Experience using these tools in the
cataloging and indexing of resources is required. Literacy on both the
Macintosh and PC platforms is highly desirable.
**MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE**
- Minimum 3 years work experience in an academic or special library
environment working on the development and support of online resources.
Minimum 2 years experience cataloging and indexing resources. (Can be
concurrent.) Experience in cataloging science and engineering resources is
- Minimum 3 years experience using the Internet, resulting in extensive
knowledge of Internet resources and tools.
- Very good writing, public speaking, and general communication skills.
1. Identify and describe bibliographic information about Internet
resources using the standards established in Anglo-American Cataloguing
Rules 2nd edition (AACR2) and USMARC format as well as emerging standards
such as the Dublin Core.
2. Do subject analysis of Internet resources by identifying and assigning
multiple subject headings using the Library of Congress Subject Headings
(online and print versions) and assigning multiple Library of Congress
Classification Numbers using both print and electronic versions of the
classification. Enter bibliographic data into Filemaker database following
established data entry guidelines.
3. Contribute problem solving skills and proactive research to the overall
development and success of the Scout Report Signpost.
4. Contribute to other ongoing Internet Scout research projects by
participating in discussions and providing research support where needed.
5. Research the Internet for electronic resources and tools most useful to
the academic community. Filter, organize, and annotate the information for
publication in the Scout Report or one of the Subject-Specific Scout
6. Inform and educate the higher-education academic community about
effective resource discovery on the Internet through published papers,
articles, and public speaking engagements at academic conferences. Domestic
travel may be required.
*** ALLOWABLE TITLES ***
ASSOC SPEC LIBRARIAN TITLE: T23FN GROUP: A1 AREA: 05
SPECIAL LIBRARIAN TITLE: T23DN GROUP: A1 AREA: 05
SR SPECIAL LIBRARIAN TITLE: T23BN GROUP: A1 AREA: 05
*** ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION ***
UDDS: A482000 FUND: 144 GG76
NOTE: UNLESS CONFIDENTIALITY IS REQUESTED IN WRITING, INFORMATION REGARDING
THE APPLICANTS MUST BE RELEASED UPON REQUEST.
FINALISTS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED CONFIDENTIALITY.
THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND
SPECIFICALLY INVITES AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN AND MINORITIES.
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