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Copy Cataloger - Library Specialist I

Job ID 164594BR Date posted 10/23/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Education
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Position description
As a part of the Technical Services team, this full-time Library Specialist I position focuses on copy cataloging library materials for the Mayo Clinic Libraries. The selected candidate will contribute to timely access of library materials by doing copy cataloging primarily for monographic resources. The copy cataloger will use existing catalog records, which require minimal to extensive editing, and make decisions about proper resource descriptions for library materials. The candidate will report to the Technical Services Division of the Mayo Clinic Libraries, which is located in the Plummer Library in downtown Rochester, Minnesota.

Under moderate supervision, the Library Specialist I performs and is responsible for complex and specialized library responsibilities requiring independent judgment, creative thought and a thorough understanding of selected principles of libraries, information science and information technology. The Library Specialist I completes complex technical responsibilities in a technical services setting. Responsibilities include proficient use of multiple library electronic applications and Mayo institutional applications and providing information, reference support and consultation to library users and colleagues. The Library Specialist I develops expertise in several sophisticated applications. The Library Specialist I may provide assistance to the supervisor by training and organizing, monitoring and scheduling the work of other employees, students or volunteers with some supervisory input. The position will be limited to the Plummer Library in Rochester, Minnesota, where the candidate's work responsibilities will handling library materials that are distributed to the enterprise library system. May perform tasks that support services, maintain workload or provide coverage in the work unit or elsewhere in the library system.

Baccalaureate degree in Library Science, Media Services, Education, Computer Science, English or related field strongly preferred. A combination of education and experience or eight years of relevant library experience may be considered in lieu of Baccalaureate degree. Knowledge of library systems and electronic applications, including Windows, required. Excellent customer service and communication skills required.

Additional qualifications
Prefer applicants with:

Prior copy cataloging experience. Familiarity with library service platforms, preferably Sierra’s LMS and OCLC. Experience in searching, review, and editing of MARC21 records. Experience with bibliographic information, such as titles, authors, publishers, and editions. Experience serving the needs of library patrons. Knowledge of national cataloging standards and vocabularies and their use in catalog records.

Prefer previous work experience with data entry and retrieval, database maintenance, maintenance of accurate data in spreadsheets, and record keeping. Experience with composing, editing, and proofreading. Capable of learning policies, procedures, and best practices that govern copy cataloging work.

Library work experience preferred. Strong reading and writing skills with knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Ability to work with detail accurately; ability to sort, organize and arrange alphabetically and numerically.
Ability to understand and decipher bibliographic references and information. Experience in a health care setting preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Candidates with supervisory-related experience preferred.

Physical Requirements include:
Normal or corrected vision, including color vision; speech clarity. Ability to sit for long periods of time viewing computer screen; manual dexterity sufficient to use a PC. Lifting and carrying books up to 25 pounds; occasionally pushing book carts up to 75 pounds.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $20.69 per hour.

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
Works Full-time Weekdays

Weekend schedule
Not Applicable


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Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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