CATALOGING SPECIALIST (PART TIME)
Bolingbrook, IL Collections
Job Type
Part-time
Description

Part-time position:  Non-exempt, 19 hours per week

Schedule: Afternoon and evening availability is preferred.


Starting Salary: $17.00/hour


Closing Date: Until position is filled.


DUTIES

  • Performs primarily copy cataloging of print and AV materials according to national, state, local and consortium standards and guidelines.
  • Classifies library materials according to national, state, local, and consortium standards and maintains schema of locally devised genres for fiction, movies and music.
  • Coordinates with Department Supervisors and Manager to ensure materials are consistently flowing through the department in a timely manner. Coordinates with department staff to complete the processing of library materials.
  • Assists with checking in periodicals into the database as needed. Assists with processing magazines and newspapers for circulation and public use as needed.
  • Performs special cataloging projects and database maintenance as assigned.
  • Assists with the processing and repair of library materials when necessary.
  • Provides backup coverage for interlibrary loan services as needed and assigned by Cataloging Supervisor or Collection Services Manager.
  • Contributes in the creation and maintenance of procedural documentation and instructions.
  • Prepares monthly reports of activity. Maintains and provides statistical reports on a monthly, annually and as-needed basis.
  • Participates in departmental initiatives and helps facilitate departmental projects and goals.
  • Participates in professional development activities relating to areas of responsibility. Keeps informed of current information and trends.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Education: Expertise acquired through completion of an LA/LTA certification program in an Associate's degree program, or equivalent relevant library experience. Emphasis in cataloging or technical services is preferred.


Experience: One year cataloging experience in a comparable business, organization, or library is preferred. Public Library experience is desirable.


Skills: 

  • Knowledge of productivity suites.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and search strategies.
  • Familiarity with cataloging interfaces and bibliographic utilities.
  • Familiarity with MARC, RDA, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings and OCLC bibliographic formats and standards. Ability to learn and apply cataloging standards at copy cataloging level.
  • Ability to complete detailed work accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to operate all equipment necessary to perform job duties.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to and effectively implement change.
  • Ability to exercise reasonable and independent judgment and discretion. 

Communication:

  • Communicates effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Speaking skills in other languages, particularly Spanish, is a plus. 
  • Ability to stay calm and effective in difficult situations. 
  • Ability to empathize and relate to the needs of all patrons and staff. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None


CONTACTS

Internal: Library staff and management.

External: Personnel at other libraries.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. 


Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to push a cart weighing 100 pounds, ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 20 pounds frequently. 


WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in a typical library environment. Part-time position. May require some weekend and evening work.


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