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Librarian I: Technical Services FLSA EXEMPT

Weber County Ogden, UT

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


As a member of the Library's management team, under the supervision of the Technical Services manager, this employee performs original and copy cataloging and classification of print and non-print materials; provides supervision and direction for support staff in the completion of their daily work; supervises the processing and preservation of Library collections; participates in the Library's collection management process through materials selection and evaluation; transmits all book and material orders to vendor for fulfillment.


(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)

Construct call numbers by implementing current professional cataloging standards, tools, and resources, such as AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21, in addition to local processing conventions

Classify print and non-print materials using the Dewey Decimal Classification or other mandated system

Create original Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records and update OCLC records to add to the Library's online catalog for all formats such as books, periodicals, CD books, DVDs, blu-rays, CDs, toys, and eMedia

Oversee receiving and processing of all materials, including ensuring data integrity of the acquisition module

Contribute to management of Library's ILS, including record management, public and staff functionality, and software/hardware updates

Contribute to management of the Library's eMedia and shelf-ready bibliographic records, including demonstrating an understanding of ILS load table functionality

Perform supervisory duties related to daily operations, employees, and activities in the division

Provide feedback/input on employee performance

Develop employee work schedules that comply with federal law, County policy, and the Library's administrative procedure on scheduling

Develop and present employee training on various topics, including acquisitions and materials conservation

Facilitate the Library's acquisitions procedures by verifying and transmitting the System's book and materials orders to vendor; checking cancelled orders list monthly to address non-receipt of items

Supervise Library's interlibrary loan services

Train staff to adhere to preservation techniques and mending procedures in order to preserve the Library's core collections, when items are irreplaceable

Maintain accurate documentation of standing and continuing/open orders

Select, process, and evaluate print and non-print materials using core collection guides, professional journals, and other industry tools and resources, adhering to the System collection management policies and procedures

Maintain a working knowledge of trends in publishing and literature, educational and developmental needs, and the library profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships

Other duties as assigned.


Education: Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program with emphasis in cataloging

Experience: At least one year's professional experience working in original and copy cataloging services, resulting in working knowledge of cataloging, processing, and mending of materials in all formats, books, DVDs, CDs, etc.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of the latest cataloging standards, tools, and resources, such as AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21, or other metadata schemes, and Dewey Decimal Classification, as well as Library processing conventions. Working knowledge of library preservation practices and standards. Familiarity with standard software used in business applications such as Microsoft products, especially Word and Excel. Familiarity with current Web applications such as search engines, email interfaces, social media, and eBook and eAudio applications/commonly used devices. Understanding of the relationships and responsibilities of Library divisions and buildings. Understanding of Library mission and roles, and the general role of public libraries within a community. Understanding of librarianship and its foundational documents, including the Library Bill of Rights, Code of Ethics, and the Freedom to Read Statement

Skills: A commitment to public service and the ability to work effectively with a diverse patron base. Excellent customer service skills. Strong organizational and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks with frequent interruption

Abilities: Ability to assign, supervise, and evaluate employee work to obtain established results. Ability to resolve conflict rather than create it, and implement change rather than block it. Ability to implement Library Board policies and administrative procedures


Ability to communicate in more than one language preferred.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, hear, crouch, crawl, balance, reach, stoop, kneel, and work from a ladder to install art. Must use hands and fingers to operate a computer. The employee is regularly required to lift up to thirty pounds and sometimes as much as 50 pounds. The employee must be able to remove library materials from shelves at a maximum height of six feet and push library carts weighing up to 175 pounds. Must be able to move about the work area, talk clearly with customers, and hear customer responses. Must have excellent close vision and good distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee regularly works indoors in an office environment. Occasional public service shifts may be assigned to provide professional coverage.

Employees must be able to work rotating shifts (seven days a week) and flexible hours (morning, afternoon, evening, and holiday hours) when the Library is open. All employees will work up to two evenings per week and will alternate weekend shifts with the other employees in their division. Employees will also work holiday hours of equal proportion to those of other employees in their division.

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Weber County


Ogden, UT



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