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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

F/T - Cataloging Specialist, Mid-Hudson Library System (NY)

The Mid-Hudson Library System in Poughkeepsie, New York is now accepting resumes to fill a full-time cataloging specialist position. The deadline to apply for this position is August 2, 2013.

Summary: Performs cataloging duties related to bibliographic maintenance to ensure that database records are complete, up-to-date, and accurate, and provides training to staff and member libraries as required.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree; or six months to one year full-time related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· A working knowledge of Integrated Library System (ILS) software.

· Working knowledge of MARC structure.

· Proficiency in searching bibliographic databases for records.

· Familiarity with Library of Congress subject headings and the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2) of record organization.

· The ability to write documentation related to cataloging procedures.

· The ability to read and interpret procedure manuals.

· Must be able to demonstrate strong verbal communication skills in phone support and in-person training environments.

· The ability to adapt to changing technologies.

· Familiarity with the Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience using either the Millennium or Sierra ILS.

· Some background in written Spanish.

· Experience with the RDA cataloging standard.

· Experience with MARC-Edit software.

· Experience with library vendor software including Baker and Taylor Title Source 3 and Midwest Tapes.

Salary: From $35,000 to $45,000 plus benefit package, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

· Please submit your resume online as an PDF attachment to
· Position is expected to be filled within two weeks after application deadline.

Conditional Considerations:

· Equal Opportunity Employer