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Cataloger II-Technical Services
Job Code:2021-354
Branch/Department:Administrative Offices-Towson
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary range:$36,230-$56,214
  
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:

This is a full time position, working 40 hours a week.  All library Administrative Office staff may be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

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 through branch problem reports.
  • Understands and implements departmental and system policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute or MLS from an ALA accredited school within two years of hire.
  • Knowledge of Cataloging and Classification normally acquired through one year of library experience.
  • Familiarity with MARC tags, Dewey Decimal call numbers scheme, Library of Congress subject headings, AACR2r rules and RDA principles
  • Experience using an ILS such as Polaris helpful.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 185 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for up to 5 minutes at a time.
  • Ability to read small print.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer, keyboard, phone, fax and other office equipment.

Please Note: This position closes on June 23, 2021.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and related benefits.