University Library Questionnaire and Instructions · 137
CAT/METADATA Catalogers, and metadata analysts, both general and specialized
RES/REF/INSTR General research, reference and instruction librarians (typically for
undergraduate students); include instructional technology here; no
collection development responsibilities.
PUBS Public Services, non-supervisory, except reference librarians
TECH Technical Services, non-supervisory, except catalogers
The position categories used in this survey are intended to correspond roughly with the
nomenclature activities carried on in libraries, not with any particular pattern of staff organization.
Please use these categories in the manner you feel best applies to your library. If any individual
has responsibilities described by more than one of the above categories, choose the category that
is most typical of his/her general duties.
Choose ONE job code for employees with dual appointments or shared responsibilities. Such
individuals should be listed on the salary survey only once.
Associate or Assistant Director, or Head, Other Branch. Use this code for all persons responsible
for the management of a separate facility, regardless of the area of specialty. If an assistant or
associate director is also head of a department in such a facility, choose the category that most
reflects the general duties of the person currently in the position.
Department Heads. Department Heads not specifically included in the above list should be
included under the category “Head, Other Department/Service/Agency.” Head, Catalog
Department should be used either for the department that handles all cataloging, or for the head of
a specialized cataloging unit (e.g. copy cataloging or foreign languages). List the head of library
technology and computer systems, applications, programming, etc. as HDCOMP unless that
person is also an Associate or Assistant Director, in which case use the appropriate administrative
code. If there is an intermediate level of management between an Associate or Assistant Director
and the professionals who actually carry out the analysis, programming, etc., use HDCOMP to
define that intermediate level. Professionals who carry out programming should be listed as
digital specialists (DIGITALSPEC).
Special note concerning Assistant Department Heads. Assistant Department Heads who are
responsible for major units and spend the bulk of their time in supervision and revision of the
work of others should also be listed as “Head, Other Department/Service/Agency.” See additional
sub-codes below for Head, Cataloging, and Head, Other Department. However, Assistant Head
positions responsible for small units or for supervision only in the absence of the Department
Head should be reported as non-supervisory or specialist positions as appropriate.