Administers the activities and operations of cataloging and materials processing within the System Support department for the Aurora Public Library system
- Searches cataloging utility software for various types of books and audio-visual materials and loads or manually creates item and bibliographic records applying standards for consistency
- Catalogs all types of materials within the library system via copy cataloging or original cataloging
- Administers OPAC/discovery layer to ensure the discoverability of materials by staff and customers
- Creates and oversees workflow and assignment of work for various positions within the department
- Participates in various committees and may coordinate some special activities
- Cross-trains within different departments for knowledge of training and teaching
- Supports the goals of other departments and programs as it relates to cataloging and the discoverability of materials
- Provides records and physical processing of all materials using up-to-date methods and procedures
- Trains employees in all aspects of cataloging operations, develops, reviews, and updates procedures when necessary
- Responds to questions in person, by email, and by phone
- Performs additional duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
- At least 3 years professional-level public library experience.
- Preferred: A minimum 1-year supervisory experience. Experience in cataloging operations and procedures of a public library system.
- An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered
- General knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and cataloging rules and standards, routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases; integrated library systems software and web applications; reference materials and resources; library operations and functions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, peers, and library staff at all levels, citizens, library users
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; train and supervise other staff as needed; manage projects and meet deadlines
- Use general office equipment; perform mathematical calculations, analyze statistical information, and is adept at MS Excel or other spreadsheet software
- Work shifts primarily Monday – Friday between 8:00 – 5:00, some evening and weekend shifts as needed
- Strong interpersonal, communication, time management, and organizational skills
- Advanced skill in the use of computers including spreadsheet design
- Database programming, troubleshooting, and word processing software applications
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:
- When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
- Light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds with or without assistance
- Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
- Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
- Frequent speech communication, hearing, and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
- Considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing
- Essential duties performed primarily in an indoor office, public area setting.
- Occasionally works nights and weekend
- This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.