Friday, March 23, 2007

Technical Assistant, Cataloging - University of Bridgeport

Technical Assistant - Cataloging - University of Bridgeport. Technical Assistant - Cataloging performs all advanced cataloging paraprofessional tasks to process materials in multiple formats (including microform, media, books, digital collections, electronic links, etc.) using Voyager online cataloging system. Requires independent judgment, knowledge of bibliographic formats (MARC, Dublin Core), metadata creation and thesaurus structure. Duties and Responsibilities: Performs bibliographic searches as needed to locate cataloging records from OCLC and other catalog sources. Knowledge of basic library science cataloging concepts. Copy catalogs all materials and develops metadata as required for special purposes. Helps develop policies under direction of supervisor. Utilizes all relevant cataloging functions in Voyager online cataloging system. Maintains holding information (for new, missing, withdrawn materials). Coordinates with acquisitions staff to facilitate processing of new materials. Trains and coordinates activities of student workers. Affixes labels and anti-theft strips. Performs basic repair functions. Works with other library staff to ensure all cataloging tasks are performed in correct and timely manner. Qualifications: Associate's degree or High School diploma and 2 years appropriate experience in library. Good keyboarding skills. Demonstrated mastery of basic computer operations, including Internet navigation skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision producing high quality, correct work. Demonstrated ability to work in teams, flexible and able to acquire new skills. Strong service orientation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application and resume to: Technical Assistant - Cataloging, c/o Human Resources Department, Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Fax: (203) 576-4601. The University of Bridgeport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.