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Part Time Librarian-Cataloging
Job Code:2019-265
Branch/Department:Administrative Offices-Towson
FT/PT Status:Regular Part Time
Salary range:$19.15-$25.14
  
At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:

All library Administrative Office staff may be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Tuesday: 1:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00-5:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00-5:00 pm
Friday: 1:00-5:00 pm

Job Summary:
  • Creates MARC bibliographic records for print and non-print materials using Dewy Decimal and local call number schemes as well as Library of Congress subject headings.
  • Searches databases such as OCLC and ZMARC as well as vendor websites for existing descriptive metadata.
  • Corrects, edits and enhances existing metadata according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards, including authority control of database access points.
  • Creates original cataloging records when existing metadata cannot be found.
  • Pre-catalogs materials in advance of arrival to assist in production goals of Technical Services.
  • Helps to maintain foreign language collection such as Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Provides system-wide support by trouble-shooting access and indexing problems and answering bibliographic data questions from staff.
  • Understands and implements Departmental and system policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from and accredited college.
  • Knowledge of Cataloging and Classification normally acquired through one year of library experience.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations helpful.
  • Knowledge of library organization an operation.
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with customers, community groups and co-workers.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and present a variety of activities and presentations.
  • Ability to demonstrate written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work at a desk for long periods of time and move throughout the building.
  • Must pass a post offer criminal background check.
Please Note: This position closes on October 15, 2019.