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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Catalog Assist 4, Copy Cataloging and Acquisitions in New Haven, Connecticut

Employer Name: Yale University

  1. Serves as a source of information on established procedures and policies. 2. Oversees, instructs and coordinates activities of staff. Creates new, descriptive catalog records, primarily in literature, without supplied bibliographic data. 3. Performs member copy cataloging tasks as well as Library of Congress copy cataloging tasks and revises records with database copy. 4. Identifies problems and seeks resolution with other library units to resolve conflicts or inaccuracies in the catalog or database. 5. Resolves problems with complex bibliographic and holdings record. 6. May add or modify bibliographic and holdings information. May perform a range of cataloging functions. 7. Searches for bibliographic data with incomplete information or source material in catalogs, files, and databases. 8. Performs clerical function incidental to library activity. Preferred Education: Knowledge and experience with Yale University Library cataloging and acquisitions policies and practices. Strong liberal arts background. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Knowledge and experience with Yale University Library cataloging and acquisitions policies and practices. Strong liberal arts background. Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work, to solve complex problems creatively, and to work efficiently in a multi-tasking environment. References must indicate reliable attendance, punctuality, dependability. Posting Position Title: Catalog Assistant 4 Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative, and to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow detailed procedures. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) University Job Title: Catalog Assist 4, Copy Cataloging and Acquisitions Required Skill/ability 1: Very strong reading knowledge of one or more Latin-based languages other than English, and an ability to work with a variety of other Western European languages and subject areas. Language assessment required. Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, databases, and other office equipment, using Windows PC systems and software applications, spreadsheet, and email applications (Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook). Proven keyboard proficiency. Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated proficiency with Voyager, OCLC, or other library management systems. Demonstrated knowledge and ability with cataloging practice and procedures. Proven proficiency with MARC records. Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

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