The Catalog Librarian performs professional entry-level library cataloguing work within the Bibliographic Services Department. This position is responsible for using independent judgment in performing cataloguing and classifying of library materials within the bibliographic database. Work is performed under general supervision.
Example of Duties:
professional judgment. The position is responsible for upgrading the bibliographic record to a fuller record for better access to the collection.
• The position performs both original and copy cataloguing.
• Enters original cataloguing for books, audiovisual, juvenile, not found in OCLC databases.
• Edits bibliographic data, establishes cross-references, and conducts on-line searches of computer authority files, other databases, and standard bibliographic tools for original cataloguing applications.
• Assists in the maintenance and revision of authority and catalog files.
• Constructs authority, subject and series headings according to Library of Congress and other established standards, conventions, and protocols of local practice. Ensures adherence to rules for cataloguing.
• May assist in the instruction of staff in the areas of cataloguing rules, procedures, conventions, MARC formats, DDC, and data base maintenance.
• Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.
The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County. The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment. Through engagement, education, and entertainment, Douglas County Libraries transforms lives and builds community, and is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. Douglas County Libraries, **USA's #1 Library (Hennen American Public Library Ratings, 2009, 2010),** is a major contributor as to why Douglas County has been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.
• Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. MLS preferred.
• Experience: A minimum of one year’s experience in public libraries in a cataloging position is preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Must have at least minimal skills in library computerized cataloging procedures, and work function.
• Must be familiar with AACR2, Dewey Decimal system, OCLC, and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
• Requires working knowledge of automated library system cataloguing and protocols.
• Strong ability to use microcomputers and associated Windows software as well as accurate work processing and data entry skills is required.
• Must have general working knowledge and experience with public library .Must be able to work independently.
• Must have the ability to learn and become proficient in functions required to perform job duties, working effectively independently or as part of a team to complete tasks as assigned.
• Must communicate effectively using English. Must read, write and understand English at a level appropriate to the position
Apply via our online application system at DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Hand delivered, faxed, mailed or emailed applications and resumes will not be accepted. EOE.
Online application is required.
Our web site: http://www.douglascountylibraries.org/