Cataloger II #002936

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University Library Specialist

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Cataloger II #002936


Office of the Dean - Hunter Library

Position Summary:

This position catalogs all media types including DVDs and audio recordings and will catalog other more advanced formats such as scores and provide original cataloging of special collections items. They will be cross-trained to catalog electronic formats such as streaming videos and eBooks, also cross-trained for other formats such as items for the CMC such as children’s books and textbooks. This position will also catalog digital collections in CONTENTdm. They will provide monthly catalog maintenance including upload holdings and authority control work. This position will use several resources for their work including OCLC Connexion, Sierra and MarcEdit. They will also occasionally provide instruction cataloging complex formats such as audio-visual materials and scores.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:

Ability to search and edit records in the Sierra catalog; knowledge and experience with OCLC Connexion and the MARC bibliographic and authority formats; knowledge and experience with applying cataloging rules—RDA, LC-PCC PS and AACR2/LCRI. Requires knowledge of and experience in applying Library of Congress Classification and using the Library of Congress Classification and Shelflisting Manual; knowledge of and experience in applying Library of Congress Subject Headings and using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual. Knowledge of cataloging special formats such as audio-visual materials and scores. Requires knowledge of documentation on audio-visual cataloging provided in the OLAC Newsletter and the OLAC website. Requires knowledge of and experience with other cataloging software such as CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, and MarcEdit.

Must be able to perform work requiring accuracy and considerable attention to detail without close supervision. Must be able to work in a production oriented environment. Must have a proven ability to maintain effective working relations with coworkers and supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or high school and five years experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience cataloging audio/visual formats and other complex formats (e.g music scores); experience with original cataloging in MARC; experience with cataloging software (e.g. III Sierra, OCLC Connexion); knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards, including Dublin Core; experience with authority control.

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$39,255 - $39,870

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Permanent Full-Time

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$31,025 - $61,720

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For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this journey level position is considered a Salary Grade 68.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online in order to be considered.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references (with complete contact information).

Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.


If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time