Job is Expired Catalog Librarian

High Plains Library District / Greeley

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $41,609.89 to $57,760.72 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Role: Catalogs fiction & non-fiction materials in print, electronic, and A/V formats and maintains catalog database accuracy.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

50% - COPY CATALOGING - Searches OCLC for exact copy, edits the MARC record using national and local standards, and imports into local Horizon database.

20% - ORIGINAL CATALOGING - Creates original MARC records for contribution to OCLC, using Anglo-American Cataloging Rules Second Edition (AACR2) for description, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for subject analysis, and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) for classification.

10% - CATALOG MAINTENANCE – Maintain and update name, subject heading, and series authority records in Horizon database to ensure accurate information in the database.

10% - CATALOGING QUALITY CONTROL – Checks description and accuracy of cataloging and processing of items cataloged by outside vendors to ensure adherence to national and local standards.

10% - OTHER DUTIES – Supports processing function by attaching spine labels and other processing tasks, assists Supervisor with special projects, and acts as cataloging resource to other staff for cataloging questions to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Coursework in cataloging/technical services (preferred)
One to two years of experience (preferred)
Reading knowledge of Spanish language (preferred)
Skill in basic computer operation

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - 2
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer
Contributes to a positive work environment
Strategic thinking
Pursues personal development
Continuous improvement
Takes pride in the workplace
Emotionally intelligent
Knowledge of public library operations

Job Success Factors:

Knowledge of print and online reference resources
Knowledge of MARC records format, AACR2 rules, Dewey Decimal Classification System, and Library of Congress subject headings and authority record maintenance
Skill in using the library district catalog
Skill in customer relations
Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Publisher
Ability to create original cataloging records
Ability to copy catalog
Able to operate various office equipment including copiers
Able to read Spanish language materials

Application Requirements

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HR Contact Information

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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $41,609.89 to $57,760.72 per year

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

October 4th, 2012

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