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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association: Cataloging Librarian II

Salary Range:$44,489.95 - $75,309.59


• Acting Department Manager in absence of Department Manager. • Train paraprofessional staff in department. • Original and descriptive cataloging and metadata creation involving resources in all formats for input into OCLC and local Integrated Library System. • Primarily responsible for original and copy cataloging of non-print materials (audio-visual materials, electronic resources, etc.). • Maintain and modify Alexandria Library ILS by adding, replacing, merging, updating and deleting bibliographic records as needed. • Electronic resource support. • Assignment of DDC call numbers and Library of Congress subject headings for input records. • Managing and maintaining authority procedures of the Library Special collection cataloging to support genealogy projects, government publications, and digital initiatives (EAD). • Creation of original authority records and importing of LC authority records for the local catalog. • Manage and maintain cataloging procedural manual. • Works cooperatively with branches and is responsive to the needs of public services in providing user centered bibliographic services. • Submits monthly and annual reports on cataloging work of departmental staff. • Willing to participate and serve on library committees and represents the library in local, regional, and national associations.

Skills & Abilities:
Good knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, methods, materials and practices; some knowledge of the Library System's automated records system, databases and other specialized computer programs; some knowledge of standard bibliographic tools; skill in operating automated library systems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and patrons; ability to analyze professional and administrative problems and make recommendations for their solution; ability to supervise the work of a small group of nonprofessional subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and library patrons; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the department, typically either 8:00am or 9:00am to 5:00pm or 6:00pm.

Technical Services Department, Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria

$44,489.95 - $75,309.59

Rose T. Dawson
Director of Libraries
Alexandria Library
5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
Ph: 703-746-1701 Fax: 703-746-1738

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