As a member of the copy cataloging team (a subunit of the Cataloging and Metadata Services unit at the MSU Libraries) and working with other Technical Services staff, the selected candidate will contribute to timely access of library materials by copy cataloging a variety of resources. The copy cataloging process involves identifying existing library resource records, evaluating their quality, and making moderately complex editing decisions to ensure accuracy and compliance with national standards and library system requirements. The selected candidate may also work with Special Collections or audiovisual materials, as well as participate in inter-team projects and special working groups as needed.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge normally acquired in the first two or three years in college, technical, vocational or business school; one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an office setting; experience in record keeping, data entry/retrieval, database maintenance, or spreadsheet software; recent experience in an academic library, large public library, or a large government library; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with Sierra or other library services platform software and OCLC Connexion; experience searching, reviewing, and editing MARC records; some knowledge of national cataloging standards AACR2, RDA, and the Library of Congress classification system; reading-level proficiency in a non-English language, preferably Arabic; ability to read and/or play music; excellent attention to detail; ability to work autonomously and manage multiple workflows; aptitude for learning, remembering, and consulting the various standards, policies, procedures, and best practices that govern copy cataloging work; experience serving the needs of library patrons.
Required Application Materials
Resume required. Cover letter optional.
Bidding eligibility ends on 11/12/2019 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 621141
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