Overall Job Objective:
Under direct supervision, to check for accuracy and correct as needed the cataloging and processing for all library materials for which a vendor has provided these services; to check bibliographic record access points for accuracy for all fiction materials not outsourced to a vendor, and correct as needed; to check in and process all library magazines and newspapers; to receive materials acquired through continuations or standing order acquisitions plans; to create item (i.e., circulation) records for all fiction materials not outsourced to a vendor; to identify matching bibliographic records and create item records for additional copies ordered for titles already owned by the library; and to perform related duties as required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Uses the library's automated system to check the accuracy of bibliographic and item (i.e., circulation) records provided by vendors; corrects vendor errors in item records and prints new spine labels as needed; reports repeated error patterns to the Resource Services Coordinator – Acquisitions so that the vendor can be notified; checks accuracy of bibliographic record access points that provide meaningful search results in the library's discovery layer; corrects such access fields as needed, according to established national standards.
2. Checks bibliographic record access points for accuracy for all fiction materials not outsourced to a vendor; must gain and apply knowledge of current, national cataloging standards to effectively correct errors or omissions in access point fields such as author, title, and subject.
3. Checks in and processes all daily magazines and newspapers; corrects errors, as needed, in individual magazine or newspaper check-in histories; reports claimable problems to appropriate staff member responsible for submitting such claims.
4. Working closely with the Resource Services Coordinator – Acquisitions, receives materials acquired through continuations accounts and standing order programs; routes applicable materials to the Resource Services Coordinator – Cataloging.
5. Processes (as needed) and creates item (i.e., circulation) records for all fiction materials not outsourced to a vendor.
6. Using national standards for how to identify matching bibliographic records, creates item (i.e., circulation) records for all additional copies received for titles already owned by the library.
7. Provides some processing of all library items to accommodate access and shelving of all types of materials for the public and staff. May need to lift and unpack boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.
8. Communicates professionally in person, on the telephone, facsimile machine, or computer to conduct Library business as necessary.
9. Operates computers and uses the Library's automated library system effectively.
10. Performs related duties as required by management to meet the needs of the City.
11. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
12. Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
The City of Boulder is committed to hiring employees who provide excellent customer service. Our employees communicate courteously and responsively with the public and co-workers, are sensitive to diversity issues, provide effective and efficient service to the public and coworkers and act with a high level of integrity, and take responsibility for their words and actions.
High school diploma or equivalent. Prior work experience must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Willingness to take direction and learn a variety of tasks, working in an internal customer service setting. Good interpersonal skills. Well-developed keyboard skills. Familiarity with personal computers and appropriate software, including Windows. Interest, desire, and ability to communicate courteously and effectively with and provide services to others, both in person and by telephone. Ability to work independently, and to maintain concentration in a busy, open environment. Willingness and flexibility to work a schedule that may include evenings and weekends. Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Previous library experience, including at least one year of experience working with bibliographic records. Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. automated library system. Experience with Windows file management and Microsoft Office. Ability to communicate in at least one language other than English, or proficiency in Braille and/or sign language.
Physical Demands: Primarily sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift or move a maximum of 40 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking, standing, and pushing carts of books and other materials; frequent hand/eye coordination to operate personal computer and office equipment; vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and the public.
Work Environment: Works primarily in a quiet, comfortable indoor environment. Machines and equipment used in work include, but are not limited to, the following: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, laser printers, telephones, calculators, and copy/fax machines.
The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Full benefits offered. Health insurance, life, dental, eye
Additional Info & Requirements
The City of Boulder requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
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1136 Alpine Ave
Boulder, CO. 80304