Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs

Job Title and Grade: Library Catalog Specialist I / SSOE

Job Code: 002334

Date: 6/2010

Job Purpose

This library service work performing a variety of routine and non-routine tasks related to cataloging library material.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Catalogs and indexes material; enters data into computer system; performs descriptive cataloging and subject analysis.

Searches for, establishes, and creates on-line name/title authority records in accordance with online data base and card catalog.

Searches data bases for matching bibliographic records; brings records into system, inventories collection being converted; resolves any problems relating to missing items or inaccurate records.

Searches on-line data base for new titles; creates a brief record for ordering purposes.

Trains part-time student workers to assist in cataloging; serves as resource on questions regarding policies and procedures.

Maintains awareness of any changes in standards and procedures involved with cataloging and authority files.

Assists with processing of materials, check-in, and inventory; assists in ordering materials.

Assigns accession and shelf numbers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of cataloging authority procedures

Knowledge of library specific databases and search procedures

Knowledge of computer and database software

Proofreading ability

Ability to accurately review and process detailed information

Problem solving skills

Good interpersonal skills

Good oral and written communications skills

Minimum Requirements

Education: Two years of college level coursework

Experience: Six months in library setting

The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.