Job: Library Technician

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Library Technician

Number position available:

$15.20 - $18.00/hr

Job Category:

Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


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.




Cataloging & Metadata (80%)

·         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


Other Duties (20%)

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


Communications, Relationships, and Service (ongoing)

·         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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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
Richter Library, University of Miami

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables



Institution Information
Institution Name :
University of Miami

1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Glen Wiley

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