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Cataloguing Technician

Barrie, ON
Full Time
5 days ago

Department: Libraries and Academic Success Centres
Campus: Barrie
Classification: Support Staff
Posting Date: April 14, 2022
Salary Range: $28.28 (start rate) - $32.78 (4 year rate)
Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week
Status: Full Time

As part of a dynamic team reporting to the Director, Libraries and Academic Success Centres, the incumbent is responsible for several Technical Service functions, including formulating call numbers, assigning subject terms using controlled vocabularies and writing resource descriptions. This role requires an energetic, student-focused Library Technician who is passionate about learning, collaboration and embracing change. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
  • Adapting/modifying records following International Classification and Cataloguing standards and rules (e.g. Library of Congress (LC) classification scheme, LC classification Rule Interpretation and Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules) as well as Georgian's local cataloguing policies and environment
  • Performing derived/descriptive cataloguing and creating original cataloguing of items in various formats/media
  • Maintaining bibliographic and holding records found in the library system
  • Ensuring accuracy and quality of records (e.g. classification numbers, subject headings, access points and bibliographic description) and incorporating local practices (e.g. for local notes, decolonization of subject headings, etc.)
  • Ensuring usual accompanying materials (manuals, multiple copies/volumes) are effectively handled in the library catalogue
  • Ensuring equitable flow of materials cataloguing for all campus libraries
  • Creating processes and procedures for the use of various tools for preliminary bibliographic search by technical services staff
  • Collaborates with Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) to review new sources of MARC records, modifying and uploading records as required
  • Liaising with MARC record suppliers to obtain, evaluate and upload records
  • Maintaining an awareness of digitization technologies and liaising with vendors as needed
  • Participating in training session offered by the Library, College or external organizations on topics relevant to technical services and cataloguing
  • Participating in various cataloguing committees and attendings meetings as required
  • Representing the college at OCLS on matters related to cataloguing and metadata
  • Analyzing and resolving problems such as duplicate records as a result of the bibliographic bulk import
  • Maintaining consistency of the catalogue by identifying irregularities (manually or via report) and carrying out maintenance projects as needed
  • Providing reference and information services that links students and faculty with the most appropriate information resources in the most appropriate format
  • Conducting reference interviews by phone, email, online platform and in-person
  • Answering requests for information by searching all information sources: online catalogues, databases, the internet and outside agencies and organizations
  • Participating in long-term planning in support of the Library's missions and goals

  • Successfully completed a two-year postsecondary diploma in a relevant field of study that may include, but is not limited to Library and Information Technician
  • A minimum of three years' experience in a technical, automated library working as a cataloger
  • Strong practical and working knowledge of cataloguing standards and practices (AACR2, LC Classification, LCSH, MARC and authority formats, RDA)
  • Experience using MARCEdit an asset
  • Experience cataloguing in a SIRSIDynix and Alma environment
  • Proven communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated customer service experience with the ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours (evening and weekends)
  • Experience in an academic library and cataloguing are assets
  • Experience with a student information system (i.e. Banner) and/or a learning management system (i.e. Blackboard) is an asset

Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to persons of Indigenous ancestry, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ community. If you are contacted to participate in the interview, please advise the coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Applications for this position must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 22, 2022. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.
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