Assistant Professor, General Library

Mississippi, Unites States
02 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department Profile:

The University Libraries provide their communities of users an ongoing, creative and technologically advanced program.

Area of Specialization:

Electronic Resources Cataloger

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 1, 2019

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Serials, the essential duties and responsibilities include collaboration with relevant personnel and departments in the cataloging of electronic resources; contributing to the development of a virtual research database by performing original and copy cataloging of electronic resources and cataloging of other materials representing all levels of difficulty, all subjects and languages, and all formats according to RDA, AACR2, LCRIs, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats. Performs authority work on names and series in accordance with local and national standards. Solves problems arising from obsolete or incorrect information appearing in bibliographic and holdings records.; serves on library committees, including the Electronic Resources Evaluation committee; serve as a subject bibliographer working collaboratively with subject specialists and other liaison team members; meets library and university requirements for promotion and tenure in the areas of librarianship, research, service and collegiality.

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required; Familiarity with AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LC classification and experience with OCLC Connexion Client. Knowledge of RDA Rules for cataloging (print and electronic) as well as CONSER cataloging guidelines.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Additional graduate degree; previous library experience working with electronic resources or cataloging; experience with the cataloging module of the SirsiDynix Workflows integrated library system.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of current trends in the management and access of electronic resources; experience with an automated library system; strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal, collegial, and communication skills (both oral and written); ability to set and adjust priorities and workflow in a dynamic and changing environment; acceptance of new challenges in order to realize departmental and library goals; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; ability to carry out professional research and service necessary to meet library and university requirements for promotion and tenure.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.