Assistant Cataloger / Assistant Reference Librarian

Roanoke County Public Library
Location (City, State): 
Roanoke, VA

Assistant Cataloger / Assistant Reference Librarian

Salary: $36,377.00-$57,694.00

Opening Date: January 12, 2018

Closing Date: February 2, 2018

Do you want to help create a vibrant future for a County-wide library system? Roanoke County Public Library is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented Cataloging and Reference Librarian, who will play an important role serving the public on the front-line and behind-the-scenes. As an added bonus, you get to live and work nestled in the mountains, minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Jefferson National Forest. If you want to join an energetic team, while living and working at the intersection of tradition and innovation, we want to hear from you! Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Performs responsible professional work requiring the performance of specialized tasks in the technical services and reference divisions of the Library System. Contributes to the creation, use, and management of MARC records according to nationally accepted standards, and for providing reference and readers’ advisory services to the public. Works under the general supervision of the Divisional Technical Services (Cataloging) Librarian and Divisional Reference Librarian. Participates in collection development and management. Plans and delivers programs and public technology instruction. Oversees ILL operations. Performs other duties, as assigned.

• Receives, catalogs, and classifies library materials in all formats
• Interprets and applies AACR2/RDA, authority, metadata, and other professional standards
• Checks, revises, and enhances existing catalog records
• Maintains integrated system's bibliographic records
• Actively seeks to improve catalog access points for the public
• Provides professional assistance to library staff in answering inquiries concerning the application of cataloging principles and practices
• Assists in the development and maintenance of departmental procedures, aids, print and electronic guides, automated reports, and informational materials, tools, and devices
• Participates in Roanoke Valley consortium meetings and projects, as assigned
• Assists with collection maintenance through development, analysis, and de-selection
• Maintains inventory of divisional supplies and informs Technical Services Librarian of division’s needs
• Provides professional reference assistance to patrons and library staff
• Acquires and applies knowledge of end-user technologies
• Develops and delivers instructional programs for the public and staff
• Actively seeks to improve informational resources and access points for the public
• Manages the Interlibrary Loan process
• Supervises staff and assigns work


Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and Master's degree in
Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program.

Required: Experience in professional library work or comparable public, retail, or technical services experience. Recent substantive training or accredited coursework in relevant areas may be an acceptable substitute for professional library experience, particularly when combined with other responsible and related experience.

Certifications/ Licenses
Must be eligible for certification as a professional librarian by the State of Virginia.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of the methods and principles of contemporary bibliographic-maintenance standards and practices, including AACR2, RDA, Dewey Decimal Classification system, Library of Congress subject headings, OCLC/MARC records, authority control, and integrated library system (ILS) products
• Technical expertise utilizing and maintaining ILS databases and products
• Ability to maintain accurate records and make reports
• Ability to catalog and classify materials
• Ability to maintain good relations with library patrons and community members
• Ability to provide excellent customer and readers’ advisory services
• Knowledge of professional reference standards and techniques
• Proficient in modern technology
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Ability to participate in a team environment and work effectively with others
Subject to a complete criminal history and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
May provide supervision and direction to full- and part-time staff
Trains and supervises volunteers

How to Apply: 

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