Cataloger

Location
Cleveland, OH
Posted
Sep 13, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

diversity employer



Department: Technical Processing

Location: Metropolitan Campus

Reports To: Assistant Dean, Learning Commons

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req179

Employment Type: Part-Time Support Staff

Vacancy Number: PT162-18

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: To be determined.

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, and authority control. Provides training and inventory support for libraries. Resolves cataloging problems and aids in the maintenance of the online catalog. Provides advice, offers demonstrations, and provides information on best practices and up-to-date polices in cataloging. Maintains current working knowledge pertaining to relevant programs and services that enhance the ability of library staff to provide quality information to patrons in an effective and efficient manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Performs original (including complex) and copy cataloging of all formats of library materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use

• Interprets and applies Library of Congress subject headings, the Library of Congress Classification system, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials

• Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database

• Performs database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records

• Loads MARC record files for member libraries and communicates necessary changes

• Maintains the integrity of the integrated library system through authority file control

• Resolves cataloging and database problems, reports trends in bibliographic services, answers questions, transmits information, and discuss options for handling library materials

• Provides inventory support

• Develops and delivers training programs for library staff and others

• Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal faculty, staff, and other relevant college leaders

• Keeps records of inquiries, complaints, and comments, as well as actions taken

• Provides accurate and timely information in a language and format that is easily understood

• Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/TRAINING

• Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework in cataloging

o Significant related experience may substitute for education

• Minimum three years of demonstrated experience with original and copy cataloging and classification of all formats of library material using Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress (LC) classifications, LC subject headings, machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records, and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules

• Demonstrated experience with computerized cataloging databases

• Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team

• Demonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

• Possess working knowledge of professional library concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

• Possess excellent knowledge of computerized cataloging

• Possess excellent knowledge of standard bibliographic sources, bibliographic form, and verification tools

• Possess knowledge of professional library theories, issues, and trends

• Possess knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects

• Ability to be timely in responding to requests

• Possess willingness to help others accomplish their objectives

• Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers and job duties

• Ability to travel as required

• Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

• Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Ability to foster a team environment and work collaboratively

• Ability to research and analyze issues and develop solutions

• Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail

• Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently

• Possess basic project management skills

• Demonstrated basic proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint

• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

• Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

• Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

• Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population

COMPETENCIES



CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

• Service Focus

• Communication

• Quality of Work

VERY IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES

• Collaboration

• Time Utilization

IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES

• Adaptability

• Continuous Improvement

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS

(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

• The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;

• The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;

• Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;

• Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite


Special Note:

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

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