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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.


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.