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Cataloger II
Job Code:2022-467
Branch/Department:Technical Services
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary range:$45,299-Starting Salary
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.

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

Job Summary:
  • Creates MARC bibliographic records for print and non-print materials using Dewey 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 collections such as Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Maintains digital historical collection and supervises volunteer support staff for that unit.
  • 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 date of hire.
  • Knowledge of Cataloging and Classification acquired through one year of library experience.
  • Familiarity with MARC tagsBac, Dewey Decimal call number scheme, Library of Congress subject headings, AACR2r rules and RDA principles.
  • Experience using an ILS such as Polaris.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Ability to lift up to 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 for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use computer keyboard, phone, fax, and other office equipment.

*Applicants for this position will remain in consideration for any Cataloger II position openings within the next six months and do not need to reapply.*

Please Note: This position closes on June 24, 2022.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.