Monday, March 12, 2012

Library Assistant (Cataloger) - Wesleyan University

Library Assistant (Cataloger) - Wesleyan University. This is a part-time, .8 FTE, position. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging, the Library Assistant (Cataloger) participates in the creation and maintenance of an online catalog of library materials in a variety of languages and formats including electronic books. Main responsibilities: Search for cataloging records in the OCLC bibliographic database, import them into the online catalog, and revise them as needed in the catalog and OCLC. Review cataloging records and shelf-ready volumes received through our main book vendor. Create original, from-scratch cataloging records in OCLC and import them into the online catalog. Add e-book cataloging records to the online catalog individually or via batch loads of vendor-supplied records; for the latter, acquire updated files from multiple sources on a regular basis, edit them to our standards, and load them into the catalog. Manage e-book records and URL links in a future e-book management system. Update the online catalog to add, transfer, and withdraw items and make corrections. Work closely with other Technical Services and library staff to facilitate technical services workflow, particularly in regard to e-books. Provide training and guidance to library staff using the online catalog. Expedite cataloging and resolve problems for library staff, faculty members, and students. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent training and experience in library work. Cataloging experience. Experience with an Integrated Library System. Excellent computer keyboarding skills and working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, and Internet browsers. Proven command of English language and some proficiency in one or more foreign languages, especially Romance languages. Demonstrated interest in e-books and/or other web-based media. Starting salary: $27,664. This position is in the secretarial/clerical bargaining unit. The position works 1,456 hour per year (typical schedule is 5.6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks per year). For the full job description and to apply go to Applications received by March 23, 2012, will be given first consideration.