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Available Job # 2632

Date Posted 11/25/2018
Job Title System Campuses Catalog Librarian
Organization University of South Carolina
Environment Academic Library
City Columbia
State SC
Hours Full-Time
Hire Status Direct Hire
Job Level MLS/MLIS Required
Job Description The System Campuses Catalog Librarian for the University of South Carolina serves as the catalog librarian for the libraries of the seven other campuses of the USC System located around the state. This position also coordinates the technical services activities of the System campuses with those of USC Columbia and serves as a liaison between the two groups. This position reports to the Head of Cataloging in Thomas Cooper Library.

Responsibilities include:
The System Campuses Catalog Librarian’s primary duties include cataloging and classifying materials in all formats with original or contributed copy records, maintaining existing records in the catalog database for the campuses, and performing authority work. It also serves as the primary point of contact between the System campuses and the Columbia campus libraries, working with System campus library faculty and staff to develop strategies for projects and solutions to problems within the realm of Technical Services, and ensuring timely delivery of library materials between Columbia and System campuses. As a tenure-track faculty member, it is expected the successful candidate will fulfill requirements in librarianship, service and scholarly activity as described in University Libraries tenure criteria.

Required Education and Experience
ALA-accredited MLS. A minimum one (1) year full-time equivalent cataloging experience in a library. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices, and products, including but not limited to LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2 and RDA. Experience with OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems or library services platforms. Demonstrated experience cataloging a variety of formats (monographs, serials, multimedia, electronic resources, etc.). Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications
At least four (4) years’ experience cataloging in an academic or research library. Experience planning and managing cataloging in a multi-campus environment. Experience with Alma (Ex Libris) library services platform. Experience with macro-level editing of MARC metadata using library services platform and other tools. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, and resourcefulness. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.


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