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Cook County Law Library – Cataloging and Technical Services Librarian

Job Summary
Under general supervision of the Head of Technical Services, performs original and copy cataloging of resources in multiple formats.  Creates and revises authority records for names, series, subjects and uniform titles of existing and new materials.  Maintains quality control of library’s catalog on Innovative Interfaces Millennium.  Develops and updates cataloging policies and procedures.  Performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation with a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) is required. (Must provide original copy of college/university transcript at time of interview)

Two (2) years’ full-time cataloging experience in an academic, public or special library is required.

*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada, must be credentialed by either the World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
In depth knowledge of tools and bibliographic utilities including Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd edition (AACR2), Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH), Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC21), metadata, and OCLC input standards and guidelines. Strong skills in original and copy cataloging of resources in multiple formats.  Strong skills working with a web-based integrated library system such as Innovative Interfaces Millennium.  Knowledge of legal bibliography, legal subject headings, and classification schedules.  Knowledge of and ability to implement new and developing standards, such as Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.  Excellent customer service skills.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  Ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Ability to balance priorities, complete complex analytical work, and organize tasks based upon departmental needs.  Ability to work weekends and flexible hours as assigned.


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