Report to: Manager of Technical Operations
Salary Track: D
Performs various cataloging and data entry functions in Technical Operations to maintain the Library District’s catalog database. Enters records for new materials in the catalog database using bibliographic utilities and other proprietary software available. Creates, edits, transfers, and/or links bibliographic records in the database and inputs local data, as needed. Assigns and/or checks for appropriate classification numbers, series, subject headings, and location codes. Generates labels for physical processing of materials. Works independently, receiving minimal detailed supervision and guidance. Complex questions are referred to the Manager of Technical Operations or Catalog Manager, as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Must be able to operate personal computer including email, Internet connections and software related to cataloging database; printers; copier; fax machine, and telephone system.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BS/BA degree in a compatible field and one (1) year library or other related experience. Must be accurate, have high attention to detail, and have knowledge of public library's function and purpose. Prefer knowledge of library catalog databases.
OR: Two years of library experience at the library assistant level may be substituted for each year of college (30 credit hours = 1 year of college). For example, an applicant may have 3 years of college and 2 years as a library assistant; or 2 years of college and 4 years as a library assistant, etc.
Must successfully complete the District's Catalog Technician Training within one year of employment as a Catalog Technician. At the discretion of the Director or Deputy Director, some or all of the training classes may be waived based on prior library course work.
(Approved 12/13/04, Revised 6/9/08)