About Sno-Isle Libraries
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district set in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.2 million-item collection, serving more than 800,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services, Library on Wheels, and outreach services. Sno-Isle offers the latest in online resources, print materials, and other assorted media to serve its growing population.
When you join the team at Sno-Isle Libraries, you'll work with friendly, passionate people who are enthusiastic about learning and growing and are committed to public service. It's a dynamic work environment where your contributions have real impact.
We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities, and value the variety of ideas, worldviews, and personal experience that our staff bring to their work. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are foundational values of our work here at Sno-Isle Libraries. Learn more about how we serve and celebrate inclusive needs and perspectives on the equity page of our website: https://www.sno-isle.org/equity-diversity-inclusion/
About the Opportunity
We believe the little details can have the biggest impacts. The ideal candidate for the Cataloging Assistant position is a detail-oriented and highly motivated individual who enjoys helping customers, has strong computer skills, and communicates well as a member of a team. While previous cataloging experience is not required, the ideal candidate will bring some knowledge of library organization or other inventory approaches and an enthusiastic willingness to learn. A love for troubleshooting and finding new ways to improve processes is a plus!
Under the direction of the Cataloging, Acquisitions, & ILL Manager and the Cataloging Coordinator, this position will perform editing and enhancement of bibliographic records, catalog maintenance, and deliver high quality customer service to create positive outcomes for our customers and community.
If you are passionate about libraries and would love to dive into the details of helping our library community find materials within our diverse collection, we invite you to apply!
Job Location: Marysville, WA
Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
- Provide regular, courteous, helpful, and efficient customer service to both internal and external customers in response to their queries.
- Perform bibliographic searches using online resources such as OCLC, vendor databases, and the Library’s integrated library system (ILS).
- Perform copy cataloging of bibliographic records to enhance discoverability and equity of access to materials in the collection. This is achieved by using the Library’s ILS, OCLC Connexion, and other online tools to identify, edit, and import bibliographic records using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Library of Congress Authorities (such as LC Subject Headings), Resource Description and Access (RDA) standards, and Sno-Isle Libraries local cataloging procedures.
- Regularly perform catalog maintenance by generating and analyzing reports using Polaris and vendor supplied data, including removing records for expired digital content from the ILS and editing call numbers, subject headings, and collection assignments for bibliographic and item records in the ILS.
- Review bibliographic records designated by community library staff for editing and determine appropriate action based on condition, circulation history, and subject analysis using established guidelines.
- Maintain the accuracy of holdings/records in OCLC to support Interlibrary Loan service.
- Contribute to documentation of cataloging procedures and provide input and feedback on workflow improvements.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong problem-solving, customer service, and communication skills.
- Knowledge of current cataloging standards, practices, policies, and procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of the OCLC cataloging utility and vendor support websites.
- Knowledge of and experience in utilizing an integrated library system. Familiarity with Polaris is a plus.
- Contribution of creative and innovative solutions to ethical and critical cataloging challenges.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and coworkers.
- Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
- Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
Education and Experience
Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:
- Two years' related library experience or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience highly preferred.
- A college-level education or specialized training such as library science or other profession-based subject areas preferred.
- Two years of original and/or copy cataloging experience preferred.
- Proficiency in OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit, Polaris ILS, and/or other cataloging and library-related applications preferred.
- Knowledge and demonstrated application of current cataloging standards, rules, and classification systems preferred, including but not limited to Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Authorities, MaRC21, and Resource Description and Access (RDA).
Benefits and Compensation
Pay Range: $25.07 - $34.49 Hourly
Benefits: The person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, comprehensive benefits that include medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement savings, life insurance, and flexible healthcare and day care spending accounts. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment FAQs webpage.
How to Apply
Job posting closing date: December 3, 2023, 9:59 p.m.
Apply online: https://www.sno-isle.org/employment/
Sno-Isle Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
As a valued member of Sno-Isle Libraries, the person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, comprehensive benefits that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement savings, life insurance, and flexible healthcare and day care spending accounts. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment FAQs webpage.
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves more than 800,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services, Library on Wheels, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.
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