Cataloging Associate


Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

Job Summary

Full-Time, 12-Month Position

The Cataloging unit is responsible for the description of, discovery of, and access to library resources by students, faculty, staff, and guest users. The unit is also responsible for managing and maintaining the physical Federal Documents collection, authority work, physical processing of new materials, leading materials deselection projects, and problem resolution. Catalogers create and maintain bibliographic and local data records in OCLC as well as bibliographic, holdings, and item records in the library management system (LMS) for library materials.
The Cataloging Associate will catalog library materials in multiple formats for all physical and online collections. This position will assign Library of Congress Classification (LCC) numbers to new materials, participate in Kent Library’s Dewey to LCC reclassification project, and take the lead in classifying previously unclassified collections. Work also includes cataloging of new and Special Collections & Archives materials as well as retrospective projects. The Cataloging Associate shares responsibility for importing record sets into the LMS. This position has a key role in authority work.

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