The Copy Cataloging Assistant supports the growth and discoverability of the William H. Hannon Library's collections by cataloging books and other library materials, working from existing records. The incumbent works principally on new print books and equipment, but as needed and after training may also work on e-books, media materials, rare books, and digital collections. The Copy Cataloging Assistant is a member of the library's Cataloging and Systems department, and reports to the Cataloging Librarian.
Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Catalog books and other library materials.
Edit bibliographic records directly in the library management system (LMS) or search and edit records in the WorldCat database then export records into the LMS.
Check bibliographic data for accuracy and completeness and add missing data to enhance discovery of materials.
Verify and add as necessary access points, including subject headings and classification numbers.
Create new item records for newly-received volumes.
Manage the separation and movement of physical books needing different levels of work. Collaborate with other departments on the movement of materials between departments and different parts of the workflows.
Solve cataloging problems and make corrections in catalog records as needed, consulting with other staff when appropriate.
Update the LMS and WorldCat for materials withdrawn from the library collection.
As needed, label and physically process materials.
Represent the William H. Hannon Library and LMU within the library and campus community as appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that models high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
Typically, a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities.
A minimum of one year of experience working in a library.
Demonstrated knowledge in the following areas:
Searching online library catalogs and/or the WorldCat database;
Familiarity with library operations;
Basic operation of personal computers.
Ability to complete a high volume of work in a production-oriented environment.
Ability to maintain standards of accuracy and to adhere to local and national procedures.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral), with ability to communicate effectively with both students and library staff.
Experience with editing database records
Ability to interpret standard cataloging rules and system requirements in order to make sound judgments in selecting and editing bibliographic records.
Experience working (part- or full-time) in an academic library.
Ability to identify, analyze, and correct problems in catalog records, referring problems to other staff as necessary.
Familiarity with Resource Description & Access (RDA), Library of Congress call numbers, and/or Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Experience working in a library management system or integrated library system, especially Alma.
About the William H. Hannon Library
The William H. Hannon Library (http://library.lmu.edu) serves as the intellectual and cultural hub of the university. The Hannon Library was the recipient of the 2021 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university category.
We share the university's commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. We invite women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming people, people living with disabilities, and/or individuals with other diverse life experiences and beliefs to apply.
Please read more about the library's commitment to DEIA and our efforts at: library.lmu.edu/deia
Location & Hours
This position is at the William H. Hannon Library, on the university's Westchester campus. Incumbent should expect to primarily work on campus; hybrid schedule may be negotiable one day/week in accordance with university policy. Typical daily schedule is negotiable within core business hours (7am-7pm) Monday-Friday.
This position is non-exempt, with a minimum starting salary of $22.00/hr. Offer will be dependent on experience and determined in conjunction with an internal pay equity assessment.
Special Instructions Review of applications will begin on November 27, and will continue until position is filled.
For full consideration, applicants should submit the following materials in addition to completing the application and references questionnaire in Workday:
A letter of application describing your qualifications for the position; explaining your interest in the position; and affirming your commitment to the mission of LMU.
A current resume.
For more information about the position, please contact Peter Rolla, Head of Cataloging and Systems: [email protected] / 310-338-5357
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
$18.24 - $26.15 Salary commensurate with education and experience.Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.