Who you are
You’re an expert cataloger who enjoys both copy cataloging and creating original records. You’re enthusiastic about cataloging as a public service and want to share your knowledge and experience with others, through both one-on-one and small class settings. You enjoy meeting with others to discuss best practices. You have a passion for data integrity. You thrive on designing better workflows and creating the most user-friendly and searchable catalog possible.
Under minimal supervision provides cataloging services, leads technical services staff, monitors and maintains the bibliographic database, and provides training on cataloging processes and standards to the members of the Yavapai Library Network (YLN).
Major Duties, Responsibilities
Responsible for processing and cataloging library materials for the YLN, including creating original bibliographic records, copy cataloging, authority control, changing existing records as needed, and processing materials. (65%)
Develops curriculum and training materials in order to conduct training for YLN member library personnel on cataloging concepts, processes and procedures. Assesses and tracks the progress of YLN member library personnel. (10%)
Responsible for monitoring the integrity of all bibliographic and holdings records for the Yavapai Library Network. (10%)
Oversees cataloging and technical services staff in the provision of all cataloging services. (5%)
Interacts with YLN member library staff to solve problems (5%).
Performs other job related duties as assigned (5%).
- Possess and maintain knowledge on standard library cataloging practices, principles, methods and technical service processes.
- Attend Yavapai Library Network User Group meetings when applicable.
- Knowledge of MARC and RDA bibliographic cataloging standards.
- Keep up-to-date on emerging cataloging standards.
- Knowledge of Dewey Decimal, Library of Congress, and Superintendent of Documents classification schemes.
- Assist with special projects related to cataloging and technical services.
- Prioritize work, meet deadlines and make independent decisions.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing including following written and oral instructions.
- Manage several different cataloging practices and procedures for a variety of different libraries.
Master's in Library Science or related field.
Three year's experience cataloging or training staff in a library or library system.
Additional Info & Requirements
Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves personal contact with others inside and/or outside the county for the purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, making reports, or soliciting cooperation.
Basic Windows skills, MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, developing policies and procedures, and creating training manuals and ability to train staff.
The Yavapai Library Network is a consortium of 43 public, academic, K-12, and museum libraries spread across Yavapai County, Arizona headquarted in Prescott, Arizona.
Located in north central Arizona near the Prescott National Forest, Prescott is an historic mountain town nestled in the ponderosa pines of the Bradshaw Mountains. This mile-high city is ranked a Top Adventure Town by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, and one of the 7 Top Trail Towns according to Trail Runner Magazine. With over 450 miles of multi-use trails, world-class mountain-biking, a thriving rock-climbing scene, the Granite Dells, and nearby Willow, Watson and Lynx Lakes for kayaking and canoeing, Prescott is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the red rocks of Sedona are all within a two-hour drive. With an average of 277 days of sunshine each year, Prescott is a city with four seasons.
Prescott is also a culture lover’s paradise. Historic Whiskey Row now anchors a vibrant downtown area brimming with restaurants, art galleries, live music venues, and other cultural delights. Musical concerts, theatrical performances, museums, and gallery exhibits are plentiful. The historic downtown and Courthouse Plaza host a variety of events each weekend, from the Mountain Artists Guild Fine Art & Wine Festival to Frontier Days, Fall Fest in the Park, and the Holiday Light and Christmas parades.
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