Library Specialist, Cataloging #499403

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Library Specialist, Cataloging #499403



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Library Services Dept

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Assisting the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, the Library Specialist in Cataloging is responsible for accurately entering and editing bibliographic data accurately in the integrated library system to ensure that library materials can be readily discovered through the online public access catalog. Additionally, the Library Specialist is responsible for making simple repairs {e.g., spine replacement, tipping in pages) to books and journals within the library’s collection. The Library Specialist will also be cross-trained to assist in other areas of Technical Services.

•Performs data entry and correction of bibliographic, item, and authority records in the online system (SirsiDynix);
•Keeps and compiles accurate records and statistics and produces monthly reports relating to ongoing duties;
•Participates in the documentation of unit policies and procedures in cooperation with the Catalog and Metadata librarian;
•Assists in the training of other employees as needed;
•Maintains and acquires new skills and knowledge both to remain up-to-date for compliance and to enhance job skills;
•Participates on library and university committees as assigned or as time permits;
•Performs other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of college credits and library experience required
•In absence of a Bachelor’s degree, a high school diploma and three to five years of experience in an academic library or a combination of college credit hours and library experience will be considered

•Complex library issues and procedures such as cataloging, name authority maintenance, deaccession procedures, book repair techniques
•Basic library organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures
•Automated library functions
•Use of the library online system (SirsiDynix) and national bibliographic utility (OCLC)
•LC classification system and LC subject heading list
•Library principles, practices, and terminology

•Ability to enter and edit data with attention to detail
•Interpreting policies
•Working with a diverse population
•Using relevant automated database systems
•Able to carefully and neatly perform repair tasks such as gluing and cutting
•Maintaining positive customer service relationships

Physical Requirements:
•Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
•Moderate physical effort; may require handling of average weight objects up to 30 pounds or some standing or walking, fine motor skills (book repair)
•No or very limiting exposure to physical risk

•Works with moderate supervision

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
•Two to five years of employment in an academic library preferred

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
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