Cataloging Librarian I/II (San Mateo County Library, California)
The San Mateo County Library System is seeking qualified candidates for the
position of Cataloging Librarian I/II - Access Services. The ability to read,
write and speak fluently in both English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or
Mandarin) or another Asian language is highly desired for this position. Under
the direction of the Library Services Manager, the Cataloging Librarian
performs original and copy cataloging of all library materials in various
formats using nationally accepted cataloging tools. The Librarian hired for
this position will be responsible for: Professional understanding and
knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles including but not limited
to: AACR2, RDA, LCRI, LCPS, LC classification, LCSH, MARC bibliographic and
authority formats. Leadership, continuing development and implementation of
San Mateo County Library's word-based classification system, Findit!
Maintaining an awareness of developments in general cataloging issues and
standards, metadata standards, and librarianship in working with print,
serials, digital, e-materials and evolving formats. Excellent communication
skills (reading, writing, speaking) in English and in Asian languages.
Managing special projects, including selection and maintenance of materials.
Adapting to and embracing a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, with
experimentation in resource description practices and communication formats.
Working independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the library.
Utilizing excellent analytical, time management and problem-solving skills The
current vacancy is full-time or part-time and is located in the Access
Services Division at Library Administration.
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