Job Postings - Support Staff

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Position Title: Rare Books Cataloger - Lilly Library
Position Number: 00013049
Classification: SS0G
Posting Number: 01290P

Summary: The primary responsibility of this position is the original and copy cataloging of multilingual rare books and special collection materials, including multimedia materials, individual manuscripts, and more complicated, rare items; creates or edits national level (NACO) authority records. This position works directly with the Head of Technical Services in setting cataloging policies (in accordance with national rare book and special collections standards) for the department.  Supervises student temporary employees, responsible for overseeing all paging activities.

Qualifications: Two years of college level coursework. One year of library experience, preferably with rare books and special collection materials. Language: Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Familiarity with cataloging procedures familiarity with MARC bibliographic and input standards. Strong computer skills including the MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook) and library-specific databases; and knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment.   Ability to take responsibility and function under minimal supervision; strong sense of initiative; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; ability to process complex, detailed work with accuracy; and demonstrated problem solving and decision making abilities.  Strong planning and organization skills; outstanding interpersonal skills; and excellent communication skills.  

Preferred:  Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve monographic cataloging situations; functional knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classifications Schedule; and familiarity with rare book and special collection cataloging standards preferred. Supervisory experience strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to life 40-50 lbs. Must be able to push book carts and/or be able to manage a dolly holding heavy boxes.


Position Title: Senior Monographic Cataloger (Hebrew/Yiddish) - Technical Services
Position Number: 00043544
Classification: SS0G
Posting Number: 01310P

This is a 50% FTE Position.

Summary: Perform original and copy cataloging of monographs in Hebrew and Yiddish languages, which includes the assignment/evaluation of subject headings, call numbers, and personal, corporate, conference, and series headings; determination of appropriate bibliographic descriptions (title, publication information, edition, explanatory notes, etc.); input of Hebrew script fields for titles in Hebrew script languages; creation of Name Authority Cooperative Project (NACO)  authority records for personal, corporate, conference, and series headings to be added to OCLC and other national databases; editing of existing NACO authority records; creation/evaluation of vernacular script fields in the OCLC database; and creation of Subject Authority Cooperative (SACO) authority records for topical subjects.

Qualifications: Two years of college level coursework. One year library experience. Language:Reading knowledge of Hebrew and Yiddish languages. Must be able to evaluate the subject of a monograph in those languages in order to assign subject headings and to assign a call number based on the content of the book.  Similar language skills are required for cataloging monographs in an additional language such as English.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Familiarity with cataloging procedures.  Strong computer skills including the MS Office Suite, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook, and library-specific databases; and knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment.   Ability to take responsibility and function under minimal supervision; strong sense of initiative; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; ability to process complex, detailed work with accuracy; and demonstrated problem solving and decision making abilities.  Strong planning and organization skills; outstanding interpersonal skills; and excellent communication skills.

Preferred:  Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve monographic cataloging situations; and functional knowledge of RDA (Resources Description and Access), Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classifications Scheduled preferred.


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