Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs

Job Title and Grade: Library Catalog Specialist III / SSOG

Job Code: 002338 

Date: 6/2010

Job Purpose

This is library service work performing a variety of moderately difficult administrative and clerical tasks related to the cataloging of new and already held materials records in a variety of languages and formats.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Creates bibliographic records in a variety of languages for use in a number of data bases and the Library of Congress.

Establishes new name and series authority records; resolves name, subject, and series authority problems arising from conversion.

Selects and assigns subject headings and classification numbers for national database.

Edits bibliographic and authority records to correct errors in tagging, or in names, subjects, series, or other errors that affect access.

Corrects data bases by re-cataloging or reclassifying titles whose records are misleading.

Maintains awareness of changes in Library of Congress cataloging rules, practices, and guidelines.

Edits local holdings information to accurately reflect location and number of copies in IU collection.

Oversees and trains temporary employees; serves as resource for questions regarding policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of computers and database software

Knowledge of cataloging procedures

Problem solving skills

Good interpersonal skills

Good oral and written communications skills

Minimum Requirements

Education: Two years of college level coursework

Experience: One year library experience

Language:  Some positions may require specific foreign language skills, basic language components and vocabulary. Knowledge of syntax, reorganizing parts of speech and the ability to read and comprehend main points of text.

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.