Job is Expired Cataloging Assistant

The Denver Public Library / Central Library, Collection Services/Technical Access Services

Job deadline Apply by September 14th, 2012   Job salary $16.71 to $20.55 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Background Information: This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in the “behind the scenes” activity of the library. The successful candidate will be organized and enthusiastic about providing access to customers through the library catalog. The Cataloging Assistant participates in the creation and maintenance of bibliographic records for an online catalog of library materials in a variety of languages and formats.

Duties and Responsibilities: Searches for cataloging records in the OCLC bibliographic database, imports them into the online catalog, and revises them as needed in the catalog and OCLC. Reviews cataloging records and shelf-ready materials received through book and media vendors. Batches load vendor-supplied records, acquires updated files from multiple sources on a regular basis, edits files to Library standards, and loads files into the catalog. Updates the online catalog to add, transfer, and withdraw items and make corrections. Works closely with other Technical Services and library staff to facilitate technical services work flow. Expedites cataloging and resolves problems for library staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional library work including methods, practices, and techniques of library original and copy cataloging and classification. Knowledge of computerized cataloging, bibliographic and circulation system databases. Knowledge of professional library theories, issues, and trends. Knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, and Internet. Skill in multi-tasking and prioritizing. Skill in organizing information, using time wisely and performing duties in a professional manner. Ability to use computer keyboarding skills to enter information quickly and accurately. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Ability to provide excellent customer service.

Experience: Minimum two years of experience working in libraries. Experience with Dewey Decimal classification, machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records or RDA preferred.

Special Requirements: A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field.

More DPL Job Information: Visit online


Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library 2 -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Application Requirements

Application Procedures: Submit an electronic application at or mail or bring application and resume (optional) to: Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204. Applications and resumes (optional) may be faxed to (720) 865-2085. Resumes are not accepted without a completed employment application.


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not required

Salary Wage Calculator $16.71 to $20.55 per hour

Hours per week



Not specified


Not specified


Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

August 31st, 2012

Number of Views



Google Map location