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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

F/T - Sr Cataloging Librarian, BCCLS (NJ)

Sr. Cataloging Librarian, BCCLS – NJ

The Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) seeks a Senior Cataloging Librarian to serve its 77 unique member libraries holding a total of 5.8 million volumes.
Cataloging is a core service offered by BCCLS, and the Senior Cataloging Librarian will help influence the continuing evolution of BCCLS cataloging practices to serve its libraries in a more efficient manner.
  • Plans, evaluates and implements system metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures and workflows for new materials and formats
  • Creates original and copy-cataloged MARC records for materials submitted for catalog entry in compliance with AACR2, RDA, MARC, LCSH standards and local cataloging policies
  • Supervises cataloging workflows of part-time cataloging staff
  • Performs authority control
  • Maintains and cleans up data fields as needed
  • Responds to cataloging- and linking-related inquiries from library staff
  • Provides training and support for cataloging software and tools for library staff
  • Keeps informed of cataloging developments and trends
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library science program
  • Minimum three years of experience with library cataloging
  • Strong knowledge of cataloging standards
  • Excellent English, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Ability to travel statewide and nationwide to professional conferences and events
  • Experience cataloging foreign-language materials, particularly languages with non-Roman writing systems
  • Experience using the SkyRiver cataloging utility
This is a full-time, 35-hour-per-week position and the employee reports to the Executive Director. Work will primarily be performed at the BCCLS office at 810 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ, with occasional visits to member libraries when necessary. Salary is commensurate with experience but will meet the NJLA minimum of $58,400 per year. Generous health and 403b benefits are provided as well. BCCLS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is not subject to New Jersey First state residency requirements.
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and list of three references to Executive Director Marie Coughlin at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.