Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Job Opportunity - Oakton Community College

Library Cataloging Specialist

Oakton Community College - Des Plaines, IL
Open until filled
Salary: $36,667 USD Per Year

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Perform preliminary cataloging including selection and adaptation of records for all print and non-print library and audiovisual materials using the online OCLC system; modify all records as necessary for entry into the CARLI/Voyager System (ILLINET Online)
  2. Participate in regional and statewide consortia meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  3. Do preliminary cataloging and work in cooperation with the Government Information Center, Northwest Municipal Conference; maintain accurate records for access to the federal government depository documents.
  4. Maintain currency and users competency in office technology including maintaining the OCLC and ILLINET cataloging network system-wide developments. Update and train staff as needed.
  5. Maintain functioning, documentation, and updating of internal OCLC network; upgrade software and use of database capabilities as system-wide upgrading occurs. Monitor, correct, and/or report problems to appropriate sources and work with OCLC system hardware or software technicians as necessary.
  6. Maintain and update online catalog records as required. Solve problems related to cataloging records.
  7. Maintain knowledge of cataloging standards recognized by international standards organizations.
  8. Assess software options for system subsystems and make recommendations for implementation as appropriate.
  9. Publish OCC library new books lists.
  10. Oversee the processing of collection materials. Work with library faculty and staff as well as that of other departments and agencies to coordinate collection maintenance. Direct original cataloging assignments to faculty catalogers as appropriate.
  11. Compile statistics and other information for reports as directed by supervising faculty member.
  12. Monitor cataloging area supply budget, ordering and maintaining supplies as needed and advising the designated librarian regarding special needs or circumstances. Provide input on cataloging budget.

Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and at least one college level cataloging course or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Additional LTA experience is desirable
  2. Three years of practical hands-on library experience with 6 months of work related to cataloging is required.
  3. One year of supervisory experience; including the ability to supervise students, hourly staff and coordinate the efforts of professional catalogers.
  4. Computer experience including a familiarity with networks and knowledge of word processing skills are required.

Application Information
Contact: Human Resources Oakton Community College
Online App. Form:


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