Original Cataloger – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida’s, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an Original Cataloger whose primary role and responsibilities of this position are original and shared cataloging of library materials according to accepted national standards. This includes describing the content of items and conducting subject analysis as well as assigning appropriate access points and classification numbers. Catalog records are contributed to OCLC WorldCat, an international database of library collections, and included in the library catalog management system. The work also requires the creation of related authority records for personal and corporate names, series, and subjects for submission to the national authority files. The original cataloger assists in creating workflows and procedures, training staff, and creatively resolving problems. These tasks require efficient application of a high level of understanding of cataloging standards and tools, comprehension of the basic subject matter covered by academic works in various fields cataloged by the department, as well as classification for literary materials.

The search will remain open until February 3, 2020, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries staff recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@ufl.edu.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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