Library Operations Associate – Music Cataloging Specialist

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Job Description

This position shares in the management of the workflow of the Cataloging unit. Primary duties include staff training; and performing cataloging of music library materials in all formats and languages (includes scores, sound recordings, monographs, videorecordings, mixed media, and electronic resources) for Milner Library. Incumbent uses complex cataloging copy from the OCLC international bibliographic utility, creates original records, and enhances incomplete or minimal master records as needed. This position also performs original cataloging of theses and dissertations, and manages vendor record loads for online music resources (such as NAXOS). All cataloging must conform to national, consortial, state, and local standards for description, classification, and subject access; all headings must be under authority control. This position also serves as a resource person for music cataloging decisions in Milner Library.

All activities are directed toward accurate representation of the intellectual and physical content of the libraries’ holdings in the online public catalog for the use of the libraries’ patrons, including students, staff, faculty, and community.  

Required Qualifications:

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. Any combination totaling 4 years (48 months) from the following categories:
(a) work experience in a library or equivalent setting
(b) college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent
– 30 semester hours equals six months
– 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year
– 90 semester hours equals eighteen months
– Bachelor’s Degree (120 semester hours) equals two years
– A Master’s or higher degree equals four years

3. A total of 2 years (24 months) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing progressively more responsible work consistent with the next lower level of this series.

*As required by the position to be filled, education, training, and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent in the position may be required in meeting credential requirements #3 above.

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.  

Desired Qualifications:

1. Extensive familiarity with Resource Description and Access (RDA), Library of Congress/Progam or Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements, Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music, the Library of Congress Classification and Shelflisting Manual, the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, and the American Library Association Filing Rules.

2. Extensive familiarity with the current version of the MARC formats for bibliographic records, authority records, holdings records, and code lists for countries of publication, languages, and countries of publication as implemented by OCLC and updated by online documentation such as Bibliographic Formats and Standards, OCLC Technical Bulletins, etc.

3. Extensive knowledge of music history, performance, literature and style periods, and specialized resources used in music cataloging.

4. Reading knowledge and ability to catalog in the romance languages.

5. Familiarity with the current OCLC interface for cataloging and authority records, the current version of the library’s integrated library system, and the appropriate coding and procedures for OCLC records to load correctly into the local and consortial catalogs.

6. Experience in the training of cataloging rules, procedures, and workflows of the classification of library resources.

7. Familiarity with current procedures for cataloging assigned materials.

8. Skills in organization, coordination, and work flow analysis.

9. Ability to work independently, utilizing individual initiative and judgment.

10. Aptitude for accuracy and detail.

11. Aptitude for following complex procedures.

12. Knowledge of computer systems and software packages used in Milner Library.  

How to Apply

For a complete description and to ensure consideration, please apply no later than Jan. 2, 2017, at: (search job # 0708709).

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