The Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado, is seeking a
senior catalog librarian to join our Collection Services department, working
downtown at our Central Library. This position will create positive experiences
for library customers by overseeing all aspects of cataloging, bibliographic,
and authority control, including cataloging in all formats using OCLC and the
Polaris Library System.
Review, develop, and implement cataloging policies and
Coordinate both regular workflow and special cataloging projects
in coordination with the ILS team, public service departments, and
Serve as the expert/lead on cataloging practices and policies
within the Cataloging Department and throughout Denver Public Library.
Prioritize the end user by balancing high quality cataloging with
quick turnaround of materials.
Serve as a key resource in understanding and troubleshooting
issues that impact all modules of the ILS.
Facilitate communication regarding the catalog as it impacts other
departments and customers.
Work with current and new vendors on outsourced cataloging by
setting up new accounts, testing EDI processes, bib imports, and review record
Demonstrate initiative to create processes that improve quality
and quantity of cataloging.
Supervise the creation and maintenance of serial records and work
with public services staff in resolving serial control issues.
Supervise a cataloging team of two professional catalogers and one
Create original Spanish records and adapt Vietnamese
Provide excellent customer service to library staff and customers
Understand the bias in subject terms and classification and
collaborate with the library community to build more equitable cataloging
Work closely with the processing team to troubleshoot issues and
This role is perfect for a
candidate who has knowledge of AACR2, RDA, MARC formats, linked data, authority
control, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings,
and serial control. Skill in using business software, MARCedit, and
ILS. Ability to provide strong, compassionate leadership. Ability to
demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, cultural
sensitivity, and sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and
community. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate, and handle
stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to multitask and
prioritize. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability
to select, train, motivate, and supervise professional and support staff. Ability
to create and maintain positive staff relationships. Ability to use
extensive technology including email, internet, databases, eMedia, social media,
and other software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to
hire has been made.
We realize your time is
valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following
required minimum qualifications:
Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
At least two years of post-MLS professional-level cataloging work
in a library, including experience with OCLC.
At least two years of supervisory experience.
Experience working with Polaris Library Systems, and Lean process
improvement (preferred, not required).
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LA1312 Librarian Catalog Senior
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Position Salary Range
$56,725.00 - $93,597.00
Dependent on education and experience.
Denver Public Library