Job Description Johnson County Kansas

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Job Description
Job Title: Cataloger Job Code: 907019 Job Family: Library
Pay Grade: JC.16.15 FLSA: Exempt EEO: Professionals
Department/Agency: Library Position Number(s): 100842
Recommended Position Title(s): Cataloger
The following Core Competencies apply to everyone and are essential to all County jobs:
 Accountability – Follows-up on and meets commitments, takes ownership for work, and possesses a strong ability to stay
focused on individual, department, and County results

 Communication – Clearly and effectively expresses ideas and thoughts (verbally and in writing); listens actively

 Customer Focus & Public Relations – Builds positive internal and external customer relationships; is committed to
customer satisfaction; assumes responsibility for solving customer problems and ensures commitments to customers are

 Initiative – Independently acts to resolve problems and provide solutions; seeks out new responsibilities; generates new
ideas; practices self-development

 Safety – Understands and supports safety standards as required by the job; keeps the workplace clean and safe

 Teamwork– Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, and trust among the team; fosters commitment and team
spirit; works cooperatively with others to achieve overall goals

Essential Duties:
 Codes, classifies, and catalogs books, publications, films, audio-visual aids, and other library materials based on
subject matter or standard library classification systems; performs original and copy cataloging in all formats,
including physical and digital resources and serials; searches databases, edits records, verifies information in all
formats, transfers records, and creates new records to ensure patron and staff access to accurate information

 Updates and corrects records in the database to maximize accessibility for patrons and staff; ensures compliance
with standards of cataloging practices; maintains an awareness of and engagement with national and international
trends and developments in cataloging and metadata standards, bibliographic and authority control, and knowledge
management, and plans and coordinates the implementation of necessary changes

 Provides training and problem-solving assistance to database technicians to increase team work, product quality and
quantity; assists with staff training and information transfer; provides training and solutions to outsourced vendors;
provides leadership in improving the discovery of and access to Library materials and resources through policies,
procedures, best practices, standards, and workflows

 Participates in team planning and problem-solving with public service staff; collaborates with coworkers to design
innovative solutions to shared problems; provides education and training in use of online catalog to public services
staff; facilitates collaboration within and external to ensure that the most efficient and appropriate standards and
best practices are used in making physical, electronic, and digital materials discoverable and accessible

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Yes No This position is also responsible for the supervision and leadership of employees, which includes
making employment-related decisions and/or recommendations, and formally evaluating

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity may be added, deleted or changed at any time
at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling and shift
assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity

Revised 5/2014
Job Description
Minimum Job Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library Science or related field of study; two (2) years of cataloging experience using OCLC; and one (1)
year of cataloging experience in an automated environment

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria
may vary by Department/Agency

Preferred Job Requirements:
One (1) year of public library service

Education/Experience Substitutions:
Yes No Experience may be substituted for degree

Yes No Education may be substituted for experience

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:
Lifting (weight) (specify): 40 lbs

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments/agencies in a declared emergency situation

Revised 5/2014

Job Description Revised 5/2014 Job Title: Cataloger . Job Code: 907019 Job Family: Library Pay Grade: JC.16.15 FLSA: Exempt EEO: Professionals Department/Agency: Library Position …

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