Cataloger-Librarian (Full-time/Technical Services)

Full-time; exempt
2800 Tremont Road Columbus, OH 43221
$ 42,286.40/annually minimum starting salary (40 hour workweek); starting salary commensurate with experience
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Upper Arlington Public Library


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of public library cataloging tools as well as the standards, practices and techniques of technical services.
  • Cataloging experience strongly preferred.
  • Serials experience preferred.
  • Acquisitions experience preferred.
  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Competent in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and electronic database programs.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license and proof of insurance. 

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school in library science.
  • Two years library experience preferred.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

  • Considerable mobility including, but not limited to, extensive periods of walking, bending, sitting, lifting weights up to 20 pounds, and pushing full book carts.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform general typing and computer skills.
  • Calm and focused handling of interruptions and distractions.
  • Periodic intense concentration and sustained viewing of a computer monitor.

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The Upper Arlington Pubic Library is seeking a Cataloger-Librarian to join our Technical Services team. In this role, you will participate in the daily operations of the Technical Services department and develop and maintain local cataloging standards. Please see additional position information below.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in original and copy cataloging in a variety of formats.
  • Collaborates with department staff to create and maintain departmental documentation.
  • Conducts ongoing analysis of workflow to streamline processes with a goal to improve speed and efficiency.
  • Acts as department supervisor as needed.
  • Assists with the training and oversight of other Technical Services staff. Helps manage the workflow of the catalogers and acquisitions staff.
  • Assists with promoting and educating staff on the use of resources such as the library catalog and other Technical Services processes.
  • Provides coverage in public service areas as needed.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends, technology and new professional techniques; participates in the activities of professional and related organizations.
  • Conducts formal presentations within and outside the library promoting library services.
  • Contributes articles to publications produced in-house and externally.
  • Supports special projects as required.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • Follows library safety and emergency procedures.
  • Reports maintenance and safety issues to supervisor and/or Facilities personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Contact Information: 

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