1. Serves as a source of information on established procedures and policies. 2. Oversees, instructs and coordinates activities of staff. Creates new, descriptive catalog records, primarily in literature, without supplied bibliographic data. 3. Performs member copy cataloging tasks as well as Library of Congress copy cataloging tasks and revises records with database copy. 4. Identifies problems and seeks resolution with other library units to resolve conflicts or inaccuracies in the catalog or database. 5. Resolves problems with complex bibliographic and holdings record. 6. May add or modify bibliographic and holdings information. May perform a range of cataloging functions. 7. Searches for bibliographic data with incomplete information or source material in catalogs, files, and databases. 8. Performs clerical function incidental to library activity.
Preferred Education: Knowledge and experience with rare books and special collections. Knowledge and experience with library cataloging policies and practices and with national standards. Experience in searching and editing bibliographic records in library management systems and/or bibliographic databases. Experience in identifying and resolving problems associated with bibliographic records.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Knowledge and experience with rare books and special collections. Knowledge and experience with library cataloging policies and practices and with national standards. Experience in searching and editing bibliographic records in library management systems and/or bibliographic databases. Experience in identifying and resolving problems associated with bibliographic records.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate policies and work effectively and efficiently in a team setting and to establish sound working relationships with other units or departments. Ability to work independently and productively, and to organize tasks and set priorities.
Posting Position Title: Catalog Assistant 4
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability using a variety of office productivity software, including intermediate proficiency with MS Excel and basic proficiency with MS Word and Adobe PDF. Demonstrated ability using online collaboration tools (e.g. Box, SharePoint, and others).
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Catalog Assistant 4
Required Skill/ability 1: Strong reading proficiency with one or more European languages, in addition to English.
Required Skill/ability 4: Excellent analytical ability and problem-solving skills and ability to use initiative and exercise judgment in identifying and resolving complex problems associated with bibliographic and holdings records.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to work with literary, historical, or other materials in the humanities.
Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 56422BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.