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University of North Dakota is hiring a Government Documents Library Associate and Copy Cataloger.


Text courtesy of Shelby E. Harken, Head of Technical Services, University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota is hiring a Government Documents Library Associate and Copy Cataloger.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to receive, process and oversee retention of U.S. federal government documents as a Shared Regional Depository Library, including GPO’s electronic titles. Maintain the documents according to federal regulations. Provide library users accurate online access government documents in multiple formats, both tangible and online, through Alma by doing Copy Cataloging using OCLC, AACR and RDA cataloging rules, LCSH, and LC according to standards. Perform catalog maintenance and quality assurance tasks to ensure online bibliographic, item, and other records are maintained or updated according to standards; process materials accordingly. Assist in maintaining the library’s Shared Regional Depository collection in cooperation with North Dakota State University. Assist patrons in finding government documents.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates degree in library science or relevant area of study
  • Experience in copy cataloging using OCLC
  • Experience using a library services platform (LSP) online library system to perform technical services activities
  • Provide 3 references
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of bibliographic description and assignment of name, subject, series and uniform title headings applying AACR/RDA rule sin MARC formats
  • Cataloging experience with multiple formats
  • Experience performing technical services activities in an academic library
  • Experience with the receipt, processing, and retention of U.S. federal government documents, including GPO's electronic titles and SUDOC classification
  • Experience maintaining various bibliographic, item, holding, serials, and acquisitions database records to current standards
  • Experience with computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets) and web resources and the ability to integrate them in workflow

Required Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups of library staff
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to implement rules, procedures, practices or operations
  • Able to use standard office equipment such as computers, specialized software effectively
  • Ability to use ODIN's Academic Library Services Platform and related online or networked software

To learn more and apply, visit the University of North Dakota careers website. Job ID: 6330

Applications are open through Nov. 13, 2019

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Jordan Wagaman
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