Cataloging Librarian Position at Hennepin County Library Markham, Scott 10 Oct 2005 14:20 UTC

Posted on behalf of Sandra Thoma, Hennepin County Library

Vacancy Information

Job:	5LIB183sat051
Job Description:	LIBRARIAN (CATALOGING) - Hennepin County Library
Open:	10/07/2005 - 10/24/2005
City:	Minnetonka
State:	MN
Salary:	$16.58 TO $24.66
Additional Information

Hennepin County Library Promotes Full and Equal Access to Information
and Ideas, the Love of Reading, the Joy of Learning, and Engagement with
the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

Hennepin County Library's (HCL) 2005 cataloging statistics are mounting
as we reach the last quarter of the year. In 2004, eight staff cataloged
25,987 new print titles and 5,180 new AV items. This level is expected
to be met in 2005 and increase in 2006 and beyond.

To optimize HCL's ability to uphold it's proud public library tradition
of meeting the diverse material (books, audios, videos, DVD's, CD's,
etc.) needs of our customers, we are seeking a full-time Cataloging
Librarian. This Librarian will join a team of catalogers in Technical
Services to prepare original and copy catalog records for a wide variety
of materials including materials in multiple formats and languages.
If you would like to find more information about Hennepin County
Library, please visit our Web site at
To apply you need an ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science.

The primary duties/ responsibilities of this position include:
*	Cataloging a wide variety of materials at both the copy
cataloging and original cataloging levels
*	Cataloging materials in one or more of the following areas of
expertise: serials, recorded music, electronic resources, or non English
language materials
*	Utilizing library cataloging and communication exchange
standards - AACR2, LCSH, DDC, MARC, XML, Z39.50
*	Participating in the implementation and management of an
automated authority control system
*	Resolving complex problems related to input and correction of
bibliographic records
*	Pursuing professional development by attending meetings and
workshops to maintain current knowledge of developments in librarianship

To qualify for this position you must have:
*	An ALA (American Library Association) accredited Master's degree
in Library Science or Information Science
The Ideal candidate will have:
*	One year of cataloging experience including authority work
*	Experience working with OCLC Connexion and the Horizon
integrated library system
*	Knowledge of methods for accessing library collections such as
FRBR, federated searching, Open URL linking, etc.
*	Strong organizational, planning, and problem solving skills
*	Talent with written and verbal communication

The ideal candidate recognizes and respects cultural differences and
provides culturally appropriate services.

Invitations to interview for positions that occur will be based on an
assessment of education and experience.

If you need assistance to actively participate in the employment
process, please email us at or call us at

Further questions can be directed to or
952.847.8591. To be considered please complete the online application at

To view all job opportunities for Hennepin County, please visit our web
site at

Hennepin County provides equal access to employment, programs and
services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex
(except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability,
marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national
origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the
Human Resources Department, A-400 Government Center, Minneapolis, MN
55487, 612.348.3562.