The Otto Richter Library has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Library Technician to work at the Coral Gables Campus.
The individual, reporting to the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist), is responsible for copy-cataloging at all levels for materials in all formats and languages, but primarily for Special Collections and University Archives materials. May provide original cataloging for materials under the supervision of a librarian. This position may provide descriptive metadata for digital collections. May assist in training other staff in the department; may also supervise one or more student assistants. Acts as troubleshooter to identify and resolve complex copy cataloging problems. May participate in authority-control activities.
This regular, full-time position works normal business hours., and may include remote work on a regular schedule during the ongoing pandemic.
· Receives and catalogs materials at all levels of copy-cataloging for new and retrospective titles in all formats and languages, upgrading records as necessary
· Coordinates intake, review, and disposition of Special Collections and University Archives materials through Metadata & Discovery Services and into the Special Collections stacks
· Identifies and corrects discrepancies in copy cataloging, including description, subject assignment, and classification
· Adds name and subject headings, and classification numbers, to member copy as needed
· With training and supervision of the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist), prepares original cataloging for materials, with review by departmental librarians
· Assists the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist) with special projects related to Special Collections and University Archives materials cataloging
· May assist departmental librarian(s) in assigning descriptive metadata for digital library initiatives
Directed by the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist) and the MDS staff supervisor:
· Participates in assigned database maintenance and quality control activities
· Assists in special projects to support departmental goals and Library-wide initiatives.
· Assists in the creation of local documentation
· Assists in training students or fellow staff catalogers in local cataloging practice, application of subject headings and classification, as well as use of Library of Congress authority files
· Other duties as assigned
· Maintains helpful and supportive customer service behavior with all library customers internal and external.
· Establishes effective and supportive interdepartmental relationships, and participates in cross training opportunities to increase library and unit effectiveness and to effectively disseminate information.
· Communicates frequently and effectively with all University staff, faculty, and administrators in a full and timely manner regarding procedures, policies, and other necessary information.
· When possible, participates in committees and teams within and outside the Libraries to provide services to the Libraries, University, and the Community.
· In pursuit of the Libraries’ and University’s strategic objectives, models the University’s “DIRECCT” values (diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork).
· High School graduate
· Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience OR 3 years of college OR a combination of both
· Demonstrated ability to work at a high level of accuracy and thoroughness according to documented standards and policies
· Strong attention to detail
· Analytical and critical thinking skills
· Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others both in person and remotely
· Ability to work independently in a team environment
· Good oral and written English language communication skills
· Excellent organizational skills
· Basic data entry and word processing skills
· Experience working with Microsoft Excel and Word
· Knowledge of basic standards for bibliographic description
· Knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards, such as RDA, MARC, and Library of Congress classification and subject headings
· Prior experience in copy-cataloging
· Working knowledge of at least one (1) other language in addition to English
· Prior supervisory experience
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