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University System of Georgia (USG) Cataloging Coordinator / Original Cataloging Librarian

Posted by: University of Georgia Libraries

Posted date: 2017-Sep-20

Location: University of Georgia Libraries

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks an experienced cataloging librarian to fill the position of University System of Georgia (USG) Cataloging Coordinator / Originial Cataloging Librarian, which is a shared position between USGs GALILEO/GIL and the Cataloging Department at the University of Georgia Libraries. As USG Cataloging Coordinator, this position has a primary role of managing shared policies and data normalization rules; database integrity, quality control, and cleanup; troubleshooting; documentation; building OCLC data files and maintaining the quality of data in the USG Libraries' catalog; making corrections/improvements to previously cataloged materials, etc.; and the handling of cataloging problems or questions from librarians throughout the University System of Georgia institutions. In fulfilling these duties, the Cataloging Coordinator will work with the USG Cataloging Committee and members of the GALILEO Integrated Libraries (GIL) Support Staff. As USG Cataloging Coordinator, the position is responsible to the Deputy University Librarian and Director of Library Technology, University of Georgia Libraries.

This position has significant secondary responsibilities performing original and complex copy cataloging of materials at the University of Georgia Libraries. As UGA Original Cataloging Librarian, this position is responsible to the Head of Monographs Cataloging at the University of Georgia Libraries.

The University System of Georgia participates in GIL, a statewide-interconnected implementation of the Ex Libris Alma system. Currently, there are 27 libraries participating in the shared GIL catalog. GIL libraries are expected to follow national bibliographic standards as evidenced by policies created for the consortium. Cataloging processes adhere to the CONSER Standard Record (CSR) guidelines for serials, and the BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) guidelines for other formats.

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Job Title University System of Georgia (USG) Cataloging Coordinator / Original Cataloging Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name University of Georgia Libraries
Certification Required? No
City Athens
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required: MLS from ALA-accredited program; Two to three years of original cataloging experience in an academic or research library; Familiarity with AACR2, RDA, and LC classification and subject headings as well as their use in automated cataloging systems such as OCLC Connexion, Voyager, or Alma; Working knowledge of the creation and running of batch processes in online library catalogs; Effective verbal and written communication skills; Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and stakeholders from various groups and facilitate collaboration between them; Ability to think about the big picture and member library needs; Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills; Ability to create documentation in various forms; Ability to write clear problem reports describing behavior including complicated technical details; Capacity and interest in learning new skills, tools, and systems; Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.

Preferred: Two years experience working in a consortial library catalog; Working knowledge of Ex Libris integrated library systems; Competency in one or more modern European languages; Ability to work with broad range of subjects.
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