Rare Books Catalog Librarian

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Position Information

Job Title Rare Books Catalog Librarian
Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F016280
Vacancy Number F016280
Position Type Faculty
City Waco
State TX
Zip 76798
Position Description

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris www.baylor.edu/profuturis. As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Rank Assistant Librarian
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track

• Perform original and complex copy cataloging of rare materials in all physical formats, ephemera, and collection-level records for the following libraries and collections: Armstrong Browning Library; Central Libraries; Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society; Texas Collection and University Archives; and the W.R. Poage Legislative Library. May assist with other formats as needed
• Keep current with trends, innovations and best practices affecting rare materials and special collections cataloging
• Collaborate with Metadata and Catalog Librarian to create, review, and edit metadata for the Library’s unique materials, including rare books, artists’ books, serials, maps, graphics, realia, publications by the university and its faculty, and web-based materials in multiple languages, formats, and time periods, according to national and local standards for rare materials description
• Provide documentation, training, and guidance to cataloging staff performing special collections cataloging
• Support the Assistant Director of Library Collections Services (Cataloging and Metadata) in the leadership and overall direction of the unit
• Work in close collaboration with other stakeholders to establish cataloging priorities for special collections materials, and to establish priorities for processing collections in the backlog, including determining appropriate levels of treatment for groups of materials
• Participate in Libraries and University organizations, committees, and task forces as appropriate
• Meet University expectations for scholarship and service, including active participation in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in special collections resource description issues
• Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program
• Experience in original and rare materials cataloging
• Experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, and online catalog management procedures/techniques
• Working knowledge of PC workstation applications, OCLC cataloging utilities, and local integrated online library systems (Innovative Interfaces products preferred)
• Familiarity with new library technologies and trends as well as metadata standards such as Dublin Core
• Strong commitment to service
• Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with outstanding oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills
• Flexibility and willingness to take initiative
• Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities
• Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of IFLA-LRM and specialized cataloging standards such as the DCRM manuals
• Knowledge of specialized subject and genre/form vocabularies such as the RBMS Controlled Vocabularies and the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
• Knowledge of descriptive bibliography, reference sources for rare materials, and other relevant research skills
• Knowledge of physical bibliography and the history of the book
• Basic knowledge of preservation techniques
• Recent professional or paraprofessional experience in an academic institution
• Bibliographic knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Latin and/or modern European languages preferred)
• Effective organizational and presentation skills

Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Posting Detail Information

About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
-Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)
-Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents
-Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
-Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
-Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
-Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year
-Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco.

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date 06/01/2018
Open Date 03/22/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 04/30/2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 04/27/2018.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to:

Kenneth L. Carriveau, Jr., Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97148
Waco, Texas 76798-7148

Materials may be submitted electronically to:

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