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Technical Services Cataloging and Acquisitions Specialist, Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg)

The Technical Services Cataloging and Acquisitions Specialist is responsible for the cataloguing of all materials that are added to the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio (AVGC) library collections. Types of materials that are catalogued include books, electronic resources, sound recordings and visual materials, among others. Tasks include, but are not limited to, original and copy cataloguing, batch loading of vendor-supplied records, conversion and/or reclamation projects and authority control. The Technical Services Cataloging and Acquisitions Specialist is responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of bibliographic data contained in the ILS on an ongoing basis. This position orders library materials and coordinates and/or conducts physical processing of new materials.

The Technical Services Cataloging and Acquisitions Specialist will also be assigned duties in the University Archives & Special Collections department of the AVGC library, under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Technical Services.. These duties may include: creating and maintaining metadata for archival collections using Encoded Archival Description, cataloguing of rare books, collection guides and university publications, assisting with processing both paper-based and digital archival records, maintaining the stacks for the rare book collection and boxed records in the storage room, assisting with administrative record-keeping for archival collections and workflows, and managing inventory/ordering of processing supplies.


Qualifications Required at Hire:

At least three-years of experience working as a cataloger or part time equivalent experience; preferred qualification is an undergraduate degree with at least three-years of experience working as a cataloger or part time equivalent experience.
Ability to use a computer and basic office software (Word, Excel, etc.). 
Experience in cataloging with an online utility is required; OCLC experience preferred. 
Experience with an online public access catalog; Ex Libris Voyager or other Integrated Library System experience preferred. 
Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification and subject headings on system. Dewey system could be substituted. 
Knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules. 
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in library work. 
Knowledge of Technical Services department functions and procedures. 
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with department employees and the University community. 
Good verbal and written communication skills. 
Ability to stay current within a changing work environment
Qualifications Acquired on Job:

Knowledge of Fitchburg State Technical Services department and library policies and procedures. 
Familiarity with GOBI Library Solutions for acquisitions.
Ability to contribute to departmental policy decision-making. 
Use of the Library of Congress Classification WEB package. 
Working with various reports issued by the library's authority control vendor. Bibliographic records with errors or unresolved issues must be examined individually to correct headings and other problems. 
Running reports from Voyager or other ILS. 
Coordinating projects. 

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

At least three-years of experience or part time equivalent experience working as a cataloger.

Familiarity with CONTENTdm software for archival work.

Shift Information: Full time, benefited AFSCME Union position. 37.5 hours per week.
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Salary: $46,790.38 **Salary is based on the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Closing Date

Until Filled

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