Original Cataloguer – Music

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Original and copy cataloguing of music scores in various formats. Searches and
downloads records from online databases and when necessary edits them according to local policies;
adds volumes and copies to existing records; when derivable records are not available, creates original
bibliographic and authority records, according to AACR2/RDA standards, following local policies,
practices and procedures. Performs related database maintenance and physical processing duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: University graduation required.

EXPERIENCE: An ability to read music and a good knowledge of the standard musical repertoire and
history required. A minimum of five years related experience working in a research or academic library
setting required. Knowledge of the Library’s online cataloguing system and related library experience
searching online bibliographic utilities such as OCLC required. Working knowledge of AACR2/LCRI/LCSH
and MARC formats required, plus knowledge of RDA guidelines for names and uniform titles. Excellent
oral and written English skills. Some reading knowledge of French, German and Italian highly desirable.
Demonstrated good work performance and attendance record. Evidence of initiative, analytical ability,
and flexibility to respond to workflow demands. Proven ability to do detailed work with speed and
accuracy. Ability to handle a large daily volume of library materials and to push book trucks.
Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments promptly and accurately with minimal supervision.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with supervisors and colleagues in a culturally diverse and
rapidly changing environment.

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SALARY: $58,061 – $60,334 – $62,714 per annum 

How to Apply

Please send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to Library Human Resources at or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to 416.946.5543.

Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf with a file name convention of Surname,FirstName –OrgMusicCataloguer.) 

NOTE: Selection process will include interview, a music test, cataloguing exercise, and reference checks. 

Applications will be accepted until June 11, 2014. 

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