Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging including bibliographic description, subject analysis, classification, and authority control for materials in all formats in accordance with established local and national policies, procedures, and standards. Advanced cataloging skills for serials, music, or rare book/manuscript materials will be required as needed. Special language competencies and/or subject knowledge will be required as needed.
Technical Services Manager or delegate.
As assigned, assists in supervision of staff.
Scope of Responsibility
Education – A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training will be required. In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
Experience – Two years of recent professional library experience creating MARC21 bibliographic and authority records in all formats. Comprehensive knowledge of and recent hands on experience with current and emerging national standards including those concerning descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control. Experience using modern library catalogs and other bibliographic tools, including major current online and print cataloging resources and utilities.
Requirements – Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required:
OCLC Connexion client software
LC Subject Headings
Library of Congress Classification
Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:
General Rules for Description
Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Sheets.
PCC, NACO, and SACO standards
Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and the ability to deal with unfamiliar foreign languages is required. Multiple foreign language skills are highly desirable.
Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is required.
Additional relevant special subject knowledge and specialized cataloging experience will be required as needed to meet the needs of the department:
For a Serials Cataloger: One year of recent professional library experience cataloging serials. Working knowledge of the CONSER tools including the Cataloging Manual, the Editing Guide, and the Standard Record Documentation (2010) is required. Understanding of the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations as they apply to serial materials is required. Detailed understanding of the MARC serials holdings record is highly desirable.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P- 2
Hours per week: 35