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Technical Cataloging Assistant of Monograph

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7092251 (Ref:BSU29036)

Posted: January 14, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Catalog monographs in multiple formats to facilitate user discovery of resources that support research, teaching and learning in the University Libraries' collections through the library management and discovery system; support an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries.

Job Function:

Catalog monographs in multiple formats to facilitate user discovery of resources that support research, teaching and learning in the University Libraries' collections through the library management and discovery system; support an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

Over one year of related experience.

Preferred Experience:

Library cataloging experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Catalog books where there is a Library of Congress cataloging record available, using international cataloging codes, metadata formats for bibliographic description, LC-PCC PSs, LCRIs, LCSH, local procedures, and appropriate reference sources.
  • Catalog books where there is no Library of Congress record available but there may be records available from some other library, using international cataloging codes, metadata formats for bibliographic description, LC-PCC PSs, LCRIs, LCSH, local procedures, and appropriate reference sources.
  • Catalog maps where there is acceptable copy available, using international cataloging codes, metadata formats for bibliographic description, LC-PCC PSs, LCRIs, LCSH, local procedures, and appropriate reference sources.
  • Catalog a non-print format where there is acceptable copy available, using international cataloging codes, metadata formats for bibliographic description, LC-PCC PSs, LCRIs, LCSH, local procedures, and appropriate reference sources.
  • Verify name, series, and uniform title headings, as needed, using the OCLC online authority file; for headings not online, determine correct form using appropriate reference sources; create local authority records for headings thus established.
  • Assist with cataloging, classification, digitization and metadata activities and projects of limited duration.
  • Input and revise, as warranted, bibliographic records in OCLC and the local library management system.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Analyze and edit existing bibliographic, item, and holdings records in the library management system using international cataloging codes, metadata formats for bibliographic description, and local procedures as needed; includes functions related to added copies and volumes, barcoding, and creation and updating of item and holdings records.
  • Perform withdrawals of library materials; includes searching local library management system for the appropriate record, editing the bibliographic records, holdings and item records as necessary, and revising holdings in the OCLC database.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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Job posting number:#7092251 (Ref:BSU29036)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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