Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MI Job Posting: Library Cataloging Assistant

The Hekman Library of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI is looking for a full-time staff assistant to help the Cataloging Librarian in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Cataloging Department. Major duties include copy cataloging, database maintenance, student supervision and training, processing materials for inclusion in the library's collections, inventory of the library's holdings and purchasing supplies for the department.

Applicants should be very detail-oriented with effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, self-motivated and very comfortable with computer technology. All applicants should be prepared to work cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor’s degree; one to three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Desirable qualifications include experience in a cataloging or technical services department, knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings and the LC classification system, MARC, AACR2, and the OCLC bibliographic utility.
Proficiency in Microsoft's suite of products is desirable but experience with a variety of software packages will be beneficial. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and push book carts weighing over 100 pounds.

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2009.

Application and additional information online at http://jobs.calvin.edu. Contact human resources (jobs@calvin.edu) with additional questions.

Francene Lewis
Cataloging Librarian
Grand Rapids, MI