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Catalog Librarian

High Plains Library District

Greeley, Colorado

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$42,275.65 to $50,492.80 per Year   Calculate


Greeley, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Posted: 11/12/2013 Hours: 32/week Date: Open Until Filled Department: Collection Resources - Bibliographic Services Reports To: Bibliographic Services Supervisor Supervises: None Revised: 07/16/2008 Role: Catalogs fiction & non-fiction materials in print, electronic, and A/V formats and maintains catalog database accuracy. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 40% - COPY CATALOGING – Searches OCLC for exact copy, edits the MARC record using national and local standards, and imports into local Horizon database. E 30% - 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. E 10% - CATALOG MAINTENANCE – Maintain and update name, subject heading, and series authority records in Horizon database to ensure accurate information in the database. E 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. E 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. N Minimum Requirements: Education: Master of Library and Information Science Experience: Coursework in cataloging/technical services (preferred) One to two years of experience (preferred) Reading knowledge of Spanish language (preferred) Skill in basic computer operation District Success Factors: Focuses on the customer Initiative Contributes to a positive work environment Strategic thinking Pursues personal development Continuous improvement Takes pride in the workplace Emotionally intelligent Tactful Knowledge of public library operations Creativity 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 Physical Success Factors: This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
Posted Nov 12, 2013