The Cataloging Librarian coordinates and performs activities associated with the SCAD-Atlanta cataloging operation and coordinates efforts with those of the SCAD Libraries in Savannah and Hong Kong. The Cataloging Librarian is responsible for original and copy cataloging primarily for art related publications, including books, serials, electronic materials, DVDs, artists’ books and book objects. The successful candidate must possess a user-centered attitude and a desire to work in a team oriented environment that serves a diverse population.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Performs original and copy cataloging of print and non-print materials according to RDA, AACR2r, LCRI, LCSH and other relevant national standards
• Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions and assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to LC practice
• Performs bibliographic maintenance and data clean up
• Coordinates departmental policies, procedures, statistics gathering and assessment related to all aspects of cataloging operation
• Provides reference/circulation service ~10 hours per week to library patrons
• Participates in college-wide events, committees, and initiatives as applicable
• Assist in supervising library assistants, including hourly staff and work-study students
• Provide training related to cataloging and bibliographic maintenance
Education and Experience
• ALA-accredited MLS
• Experience in cataloging, and technical services operations
• Working knowledge of MARC formats, RDA, AACR2r, and LCSH/LC classification schedules
• Must be able to work independently and balance day-to-day oversight with longer term planning of all aspects of cataloging operations
• Familiarity with automated cataloging systems (OCLC Connexion) and professional trends in cataloging
• Familiarity with traditional and electronic information resources
• Preference will be given to candidates possessing expertise in art, design, architecture or humanities.
• Experience with creating original catalog records for art related publications
• Experience using Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS
• Knowledge of collection development and acquisitions procedures
• Reference and outreach experience
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures
• Write reports and procedure manuals
• Effectively present information to staff and patrons
• Knowledge of online cataloging, and integrated library systems required
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office required
Hours of Work
The college work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. In order to accommodate the college’s business needs, employee may be assigned to other work days and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.