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  Cataloging Assistant

Company Name:
    University of the Arts
Contact Information
    Office of Personnel Service
    320 So. Broad St.
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Phone: 215-717-6365
    Fax: 215-717-6530
    NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY FULL TIME CALENDAR YEAR POSITION POSITION: Cataloging Assistant DEPARTMENT: University Libraries DESCRIPTION: To provide technical support for the processing and maintenance of bibliographic information and materials; to manage the timely physical processing of library materials, including supervision and training of student assistants; and to assist patrons at the Greenfield Library’s lower level service point and circulation desk, when scheduled. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Reports to the Technical Services Librarian. - Maintains bibliographic records of library materials including, current holdings, location, and item status. - Searches national bibliographic utilities and exports appropriate bibliographic records into the Libraries’ database for gift materials and retrospective conversion. - Performs copy cataloging of backlog materials - Prepares, packs, and checks in monographs for binding. - Maintains records for missing periodicals and attempts to acquire duplicate issues. - Mends materials requiring minor repairs. - Under the direction of the Public Services Librarian, assists patrons using the collection. - Circulates materials using both computer and manual process to patrons at the lower level service point and at the Greenfield Library circulation desk. - Answers directional and informational questions from patrons. Refers reference and other queries to professional librarians. - Assists patrons in the use of audio-visual equipment, photocopying, and scanning of material. - Trains and supervises student assistants, as directed by Technical Services Librarian. - Other duties and technical service projects, as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: A college degree and at least one year of library experience or the equivalent experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Ability to organize, schedule work, set priorities, meet deadlines, follow up independently on assignments, deal with fluctuating workloads, and work in a neat and precise manner. Thorough grounding in library procedures and policies relevant to the prescribed areas of responsibilities. Ability to learn, apply knowledge, and interpret accurately to patrons matters of library organization, policies, and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, staff, and the public. Ability to communicate facts and ideas orally and in writing. Knowledge of library automation systems and basic software packages, i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, browsers. AVAILABILITY: Immediately TO APPLY: Interested, qualified applicants from The University of the Arts should submit letters of application and resumes to the Office of Personnel Services, Rm 140 Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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