Location: Lowell, MA Category: Part-time Staff Posted On: Fri Aug 9 2019 Job Description:
Title: Part-Time Catalog Librarian
Unit: MCCC Part-Time Unit Professional Staff
Dept.: Library Services
Reports To: Director of Libraries
Date: August 9, 2019
Responsible for providing professional library services to enhance the database representing the library materials held at MCC through cataloging and related technical services functions.
Works under the supervision of the Director of Libraries
Essential Job Functions:
Provides original and complex copy cataloging and classification for MCC library materials via OCLC in all formats using LC classification in a shared catalog of academic libraries (HELM).
Improves access to library materials through enhancement of existing catalog records to include contents notes and other details not originally included.
Participates as a member of a team of MCC professional librarians to provide a wide range of library services. Provides a backup to circulation, reference, and other technical services staff in their absence.
Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas. Attends training sessions and meetings related to cataloging and technical services functions as needed to ensure an accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date library catalog.
Provides supervision of support staff in the absence of the coordinator.
Performs related duties as directed.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
Willingness to work as part of a team.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
Knowledge of and experience with original cataloging in an academic setting, Knowledge LC, RDA.
Hourly Rate: $28.29 per hour; eligible for earned paid time off in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement
Schedule: Average hours 12 per week for 12 weeks per semester for a maximum of 24 weeks per year. Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 3:00 at the Lowell campus library.
Location: Lowell campus Library with occasional travel to the Bedford campus and off site.
Start Date: October 2019
Application Deadline: August 23, 2019
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Internal Number: 114344
About Middlesex Community College
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.