Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Technician
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md
Salary: $32,132-$44,099

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary:
The Cataloging Technician I/II is responsible for assisting in cataloging library materials in a variety of formats. This includes searching for appropriate bibliographic records and saving them to a local workfile; physically preparing many materials; and assisting in maintaining quality control for the online catalog, in order for patrons to successfully find, identify, select, and obtain resource information from the library’s catalog. This is the primary position responsible for accurate accountability and inventory control for the library’s collections.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to search for bibliographic records for library materials in a variety of formats, using judgment to select the best available bibliographic record: search WorldCat through OCLC Connexion; verify author, title, edition, imprint, pagination, series, ISBN, etc.; and save the record in a local workfile for use by the Cataloging Manager
  • Physically process new library materials, added copies and volumes, replacements, and rebound materials: affix barcode stickers to the physical items and link the barcode number to the correct item record, assigning the correct circulation policy and adding other item codes and notes as appropriate; print and affix spine labels using the dedicated label printer; affix marks of ownership in the form of bookplates, property stamps, book pockets, and security tags
  • Complete a variety of collection maintenance tasks: withdraw outdated library materials; process library materials for transfer to different locations or collections within the library; sort and shelve materials received from our Acquisitions section in preparation for cataloging; provide and support inventory control over the library’s collections, maintaining accountability for all library materials, including high-value items (e.g. anatomical models and laptop computers); maintain statistical records of materials added and withdrawn; maintain adequate quantities of cataloging supplies
  • Perform minor repairs and in-house pamphlet binding; prepare materials for shipment to the commercial bindery, and inspect and reprocess materials returned from the commercial bindery
  • Serve as backup, in the Cataloging Manager’s absence, to temporarily catalog items needed immediately: create brief temporary records in the library management system or import copy records from OCLC Connexion sufficient to allow the item to circulate, subject to later review by the Cataloging Manager
  • Serve as backup for interlibrary loan borrowing services using OCLC WorldShare, CLIO, and the library management system to ensure continuation of this service in the absence of the Interlibrary Loan Technician
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance and maintain currency of job skills, including knowledge of current cataloging rules sufficient to distinguish different editions and formats; the library management system; OCLC bibliographic utility; and bibliographic record tagging conventions for most-used formats
  • Maintain a constructive and cooperative working relationship with internal staff in order to discover and resolve problems with records in the library catalog; use effective written and oral communication skills to provide accurate and timely answers to questions; serve on library and/or college committees (e.g., staff search committees, employee constituency groups, etc.) as appropriate

Position:Programming & Outreach Coordinator
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $48,367 – $79,926

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Overall Position Purpose: This is varied professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. The majority of time is spent providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree awarded with two years of experience working in a library and/or educational setting. Two years of supervisory experience.

Responsibilities:
Professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. The majority of time is spent providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Necessary Special Requirement: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years of hire; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.