Friday, September 18, 2009

Librarian I

Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University

Librarian I, Kelvin Smith Library (Job 8669), minimum annual salary is $35,000, posted 07/27/09.

The Librarian I in this position is responsible for the quality control of cataloging activities of new materials. The Librarian I performs original cataloging and complex copy cataloging. S/he creates metadata records (Dublin Core, MODS, TEI, etc.) for materials in institution’s digital repository. S/he contributes to monthly department statistics. The Librarian I coordinates the copy cataloging of two full-time Library Assistants on a daily basis and supervises the physical processing of all materials handled in the Bibliographic Services area. The Librarian I is also responsible for database maintenance and authority control. Copy cataloging activities include searching OPAC and/or OCLC for cataloging copy, verifying accuracy of the bibliographic MARC record, changing records if necessary, and creating holdings data. The Librarian I assists in the maintenance of bibliographic database by searching and correcting bibliographic records. This employee works under the general supervision of the Head of Bibliographic and Metadata Services.


• Experience with an online integrated library system is required.
• One year of library experience required, preferably in a cataloging or acquisitions related position.
• Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages is preferred.

Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited school is required; second Master’s degree is desirable.

Essential Skills
• Experience working on copy cataloging, retrospective conversion and/or reclassification projects.
• Understanding and experience with the application of current technology in a library and other instructional settings.
• Demonstrated knowledge of new and emerging technologies and their application in an academic library.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, and time management skills.
• Demonstrated ability for attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multicultural environment.
• Commitment to professional development and service.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is necessary.
• Ability to organize work and set priorities within a range of regularly assigned tasks.

Technical Skills
• Basic typing/keyboard skills are required. Accuracy is essential.
• Experience with the OCLC system and the INNOPAC library system are desired.
• Basic ability with personal computers, workstations and networks is required.
• Ability to effectively communicate instructions and supervise the work of others.

See for complete position description.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please email your resume and cover letter referencing the above job number and title to

In employment as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to equal opportunity and world class diversity.

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