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Position Title: Senior Monographic Cataloger (Hebrew/Yiddish)
Position Number: 00043544
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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