Cataloger-Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN

June 26, 2013


Cataloger (full-time)

Technical Services

Allen County Public Library

RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare materials for inclusion in the library collection. Provide access to materials by verifying or providing descriptive cataloging and access points according to RDA core standards and Library of Congress subject headings. Assist in searching for and copy cataloging of nonprint, adult nonfiction, juvenile fiction and nonfiction materials. Verify or supply classification numbers of either Dewey Decimal Classification with Cutter numbers and/or the ANSCR classification number. Verify and provide MARC-tagging of bibliographic records for assigned cataloging areas. Trained to perform entry-level original cataloging in OCLC. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science graduate. One to two years on-the-job training and/or experience in cataloging in a public library setting is desirable. Knowledge of OCLC, MARC, AACR2, Dewey Decimal classification, and Library of Congress subject headings. Independent judgment sufficient to determine subject matter of materials, and the number and nature of catalog access points for optimal success. Ability to concentrate at a work station for 90% of work time on tasks requiring close attention to detail. Ability to move up to 30 pounds of materials from one surface to another 5-10% of the work day. Strong multi-tasking skills to adapt to department workflow needs. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability and willingness to work Monday through Friday, mostly daytime hours.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum $36,612.62. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans, including long term care. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To apply for this position, please complete the application at the following link and upload a resume and cover letter as one document:

An Equal Opportunity Employer

This announcement is intended as a general recruitment guide and is subject to change.

It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.