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Network Cataloger, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services and eCollections, or in her/his absence reports to Executive Director. MLS professional Cataloging position with responsibility for original cataloging and advanced copy cataloging for MVLC Member libraries.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Original Cataloging and copy cataloging of print, non-print materials using a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC and the integrated library system.
  • May provide training sessions for MVLC member library staff.
  • Support the Database Manager in operations and workflow at Central Site.
  • Assists the Database Manager and Head of Technical Services and eCollections with the recommendations on policies and procedures for MVLC's technical services staff.
  • Troubleshoots cataloging, serials, and acquisitions issues for MVLC's technical services staff.
  • Pinpoints areas and performs database cleanup.
  • Provides effective communications and quality customer service to MVLC member libraries.
  • Attends appropriate meetings.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; professional cataloging experience (minimum one-year) including original cataloging, knowledge of, and work on a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC; demonstrated knowledge and experience with RDA, LCSH, MARC formats and automated integrated library system cataloging workflows.


Qualifications:

  • Experience with automated integrated library system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work as a part of team in a continually changing environment.
  • Strong customer service ethic.
  • Ability to work with staff with varying cataloging experience.


Hiring range
: $48,452 - $64,899 in ten steps, salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Closing Date: July 6, 2019


How to Apply:
This is an excellent entry-level full-time position for a recent library school graduate, who has previous experience working in a library.  To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to:
Eric Graham, Executive Director, egraham@mvlcstaff.org

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