Maintains current and accurate catalog of the Library’s collection
Catalogs library materials, original and copy, including description, classification, subject analysis and authority work demonstrating thorough understanding of Cataloging policies and procedures in order to exercise independent judgments in decisions.
Performs original and copy cataloging for all formats, including print, non-print, and digital resources - ensuring compliance with national and local standards, such as, MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, OCLC, and LC cataloging and classification practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
Coordinates cataloging processes, procedures and statistics, participating with library colleagues in developing use of appropriate standards and quality assurance workflows for all collections.
Searches bibliographic databases and utilizes the record creation and maintenance features.
Creates and modifies local holdings and item records interpreting various national and local policies and procedures.
Performs continuous review of the catalog and its authority databases to implement changes and maintenance of data.
Performs retrospective conversion of designated materials.
Prepares related statistics.
Other duties as assigned.
Assists the Director of Collection Management Services in coordinating work activities of other Cataloging staff
Proof reads work performed by Cataloging Department staff.
Initiates and coordinates maintenance of cataloging data.
Revises the work of other Cataloging Staff.
Assists with preparation, review and revision of departmental procedures and forms.
Assists with training of new hires, library externs and other volunteers
Participates in professional activities (approx. 5% of time)
Continues professional reading and writing activities in the law library or cataloging arena.
Stays up to date on library trends, national standards and Voyager enhancements.
Represents the Library at various meetings and conferences.
A graduate degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
Broad knowledge of cataloging and metadata workflows and services; knowledge of MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, and LC classification.
Ability to search and utilize OCLC in Connexion Client, RDA Toolkit, Classification Web, Cataloger's Desktop.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Aptitude for complex, analytical, detailed work.
Significant experience working with bibliographic data bases, utilizing the record creation and maintenance features.
Knowledge of basic statistics.
Working knowledge of an integrated library system such as Ex Libris Voyager.
Ability to work in a team environment with diverse staff to achieve the Department’s goals.
Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures related to cataloging.
Working knowledge in one or more foreign languages.
1-3 years post-MLS professional cataloging experience.
Experience in a law library.
An in-depth knowledge of cataloging rules in general and the interest in training and professional development in a constantly changing and dynamic professional environment. Familiarity with standards-based non-MARC metadata schemas, such as, Dublin Core, MODS, MADS, METS, TEI, EAD.
Involvement in professional legal associations. Ability to create, design and develop handouts for presentations.
As the second largest public law library in the United States, LA Law Library meets the needs of the public, self-represented litigants and the legal community in a dynamic, ever-evolving global environment where information is shared, updated and accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.