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April 16th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL)

Syracuse, NY

Job Description:

Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) is seeking applications for a possible transfer to the position of Librarian 2 (Cataloger).

This position is the one and only cataloger position within OCPL and serves all libraries within the Onondaga County Public Library system. The Job requires the person in this position to work at a desk for most of the day doing very detailed and precise work while making the best decisions on how materials can be found in the catalog. This position works some Saturdays as part of the Technical Services support rotation, and reports to the OCPL Administrator for System and Member Services at Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, New York 13202.

Position Duties:

General Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Maintaining the overall quality of the Onondaga County Public Library shared system catalog: creates original bibliographic records for items for which no cataloging is available from vendors, including materials unique to Onondaga County in collections throughout the system, uses library standards and best practices, including AACR2 and its successors; does retrospective conversion of bibliographic records to provide better access to/description of those materials unique to OCPL Local History/Genealogy collection; assigns call numbers for sound recordings using ASCR classification scheme and for other materials using the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme, and so on.

Solving problems related to cataloging, and communicating solutions with the entire system

Learning ILS cataloging functions and general support procedures; assists/supports Central, Branch and Suburban Library staff with general ILS problems, and with those specific to the cataloging and item maintenance functions within the ILS. Training other staff in ILS cataloging functions.

Supervising clerical full-time and part-time staff performing copy cataloging, and other cataloging tasks

Maintaining knowledge of current national cataloging and metadata practices, tools, and future directions to ensure that the libraries within OCPL and their patrons benefit from best cataloging and therefore access practices

Maintaining and improving knowledge of online and technical tools to continue to pursue continuously cost-saving efficiencies

May perform other duties as required

In addition, the Librarian 2 position helps support the system’s integrated library system (ILS) by supporting and training the staff throughout the system responsible for creating item records for inclusion in the shared system catalog, and sometimes answering general ILS support questions.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible as a transfer candidate, applicants must hold a competitive class Librarian 2 position (was appointed from a civil service eligible list for the title and has successfully completed probation) within New York State.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a civil service position with excellent benefits and participation in the New York State retirement system.

Salary: $51,144 – $56,605

Hours of Work: typically 9:00am – 5:00pm, M-F, Some Saturdays

Employee Benefits:

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to by 4/27/14

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