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Senior Serials Cataloger

Job Summary

Catalog new serials held at or available to the Bloomington campus. As a participant in the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER), this position is required to create or edit full-level CONSER authenticated serial bibliographic records in Slavic and related languages. This position also creates bibliographic records for print and electronic resources in Western European languages and other languages that may be known by the incumbent. This cataloger is responsible for creating and editing authority records for the Name Authority Component (NACO) of the Program for the Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

Required Qualifications

  • Two years of college level coursework. One year of library experience.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one Slavic language in Cyrillic script and a non-English Western European language at a level to fully understand the content of a work, in order to assign subject headings and appropriate call number.,/li>
  • Knowledge of cataloging concepts and procedures.
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), and library-specific databases; and knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment including email, internet applications, and database searching.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills; and ability to pay attention-to-detail, work with disruptions, and follow established guidelines.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making abilities and ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; good interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers; and ability to work independently and in a group.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA in humanities, social sciences, or related field.
  • One year of cataloging experience at an academic library.

Working Conditions/Demands

Requires the physical stamina to work for numerous consecutive hours at a computer workstation, which may cause visual strain or other physical discomforts. Intense mental concentration is required. Requires some physical effort to move library materials to and from shelves or other library areas.

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