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Serials Cataloging Supervisor: University of Arkansas, Fayettville, AR

14 Oct 2021 8:08 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

Type of Position:


Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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MULN | Special Collections and Serials Cataloging

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Summary of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Head of Special Collections and Serials Cataloging, the Serials Cataloging Supervisor manages copy cataloging of electronic journals and print serials for the Content Services Department; provides complex cataloging support to the Unit Head; handles serials cataloging workflows and troubleshooting; and performs basic and complex database maintenance tasks. This position works cooperatively with unit and other staff on non-serials cataloging projects including processing and cataloging gifts; performs non-cataloging duties for Special Collections and Digital Services, including transcription and metadata creation; and provides serial cataloging training to other departmental staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of an associate's degree in office administration, business management, or business administration

  • Three years of experience in library services, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity

Applicable equivalencies may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant serials copy cataloging experience

  • At least one year of experience with management and supervision of personnel or serving in the lead position on a project

  • Experience working with library holding records

  • Experience working with OCLC Connexion and the Connexion Browser

  • Experience with training others to catalog serials

  • Relevant library experience working an integrated library system such as Sierra or Alma

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge and familiarity with MARC21 bibliographic and holdings formats

  • Knowledge and familiarity with RDA cataloging standards

  • Knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams

  • Demonstrated ability for attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Kathy Riggle, HR Partner,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. 

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Grasping, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping

Benefits Eligible:


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