Assistant Catalog Librarian

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Job Description

Tracking Code 608-215
Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Catalog Librarian, the Assistant Catalog librarian is responsible for the processing of all library materials from receipt to shelving. This includes copy and basic and full level cataloging, classification assignment, overseeing all aspects of materials end-processing, local indexing and authority work.

Essential Duties & responsibilities:

  • Performs basic to advanced cataloging and classification of monographs, scores, audio and video recordings for the main library and designated satellite/departmental collections.
  • Responsible for the end-processing of all library materials.
  • Performs and helps coordinate data entry and local indexing projects.
  • Assists the Catalog Librarian in scheduling and prioritizing cataloging tasks, projects and procedures.
  • Hires, trains and supervises student employees in material preparation, end-processing and data entry projects.
  • Acts as liaison to the faculty for course reserve materials.
  • Performs maintenance and repair on library materials.
  • Participates in implementation, review and modification of Learning Resources’ administrative policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as required.
Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting skills. Ability to quickly ascertain and resolve immediate technical problems.
Required Experience
  • Masters in Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in music or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with cataloging on an automated library system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of established library standards that include LC classification, RDA, AACR2, and MARC formats.
  • Experience with all types of academic research resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all operations in an academic library.

How to Apply

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

• Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.

• A resume or CV.

Apply at:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The position will remain open for applications until filled.

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