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Cataloging Specialist (Santa Barbara)

Pacifica Graduate Institute

compensation: $23-$26/hour
employment type: full-time
job title: Cataloging Specialist
ABOUT US

Located on the beautiful campus of the Pacifica Graduate Institute, the Graduate Research Library is a small to mid-sized academic library dedicated to supporting the scholarly pursuits of our diverse academic community. The library holds special collections in Jungian, archetypal, and psychoanalytic psychologies, along with interdisciplinary collections in mythology, folklore, and religious studies. Our expert staff is committed to assisting students, faculty, and researchers in their quest for information, ensuring that our unique and specialized collections are readily accessible and highly beneficial for advanced research and learning.

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Cataloging Specialist to join our academic library team. The Cataloging Specialist is responsible for copy cataloging materials in various formats using our Integrated Library System (Koha) and OCLC services. This role is crucial for ensuring that our library's collections are easily accessible and discoverable to our users. The position also involves occasional support of circulation and reference services. The Cataloging Specialist will conform to institutional policies and procedures and adhere to diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Perform enhanced copy cataloging in all formats using the Koha integrated library system and OCLC services.
• Perform original cataloging of Pacifica master's theses and doctoral dissertations.
• Ensure bibliographic records are accurate, comprehensive, and adhere to national and international standards (e.g., MARC21, RDA, LCSH).
• Perform authority control and manage metadata for digital collections.
• Resolve cataloging discrepancies and errors.
• Stay current with cataloging practices, tools, and technologies.
• Willingness to work on Saturdays or Sundays and to provide circulation support.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

• Demonstrated skill in current cataloging standards (MARC21, AACR2R, RDA, LC Classification, LCSH).
• Proven experience with the OCLC WorldCat database, Connexion software and MarcEdit.
• Proficiency in the use of an integrated library system (preferably KOHA).
• Demonstrated experience developing clear and concise cataloging documentation and procedures.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred
• Completion of a library technician certificate or diploma program with courses in cataloging, classification, and metadata creation. Preferred
• Minimum of 1 year cataloging experience in an academic library.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

• PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel)
• MarcEdit
• OCLC Connexion software

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Sometimes required to sit, climb and/or balance and stoop, kneel, and crouch. Close range vision and ability to lift 20 lbs.

Pay Range: $23-$26/hour

Hours: Full-time/Part-time

Please apply by clicking on the link below:
https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/pacifica

Pacifica Graduate Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by nondiscrimination policy.

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