• Develops and implements strategies for the effective acquisition and discovery of library resources.
• Hires, trains, coordinates and directs the work of assigned staff; administers discipline as required.
• Provides leadership in the management of acquisitions and cataloging, establishes workflows and work assignments, sets priorities, develops and documents procedures and assists with the preparation and administration of assigned budget(s).
• Provides report-driven title and item addition, discard, OCLC record deletion and Collection HQ transfer statistics as well as miscellaneous non-report driven statistics to the Technical services staff and the Executive Director.
• Creates Library cataloging standards and practices according to LC-PCC (Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging) established RDA (Resource Description and Access) rules with LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings), DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification), SuDoc (Superintendent of Documents) classification or ANSCR (Alpha-Numeric System for Classification Recordings) classification, MARC tagging as done on OCLC and the local application of said schemas and rules.
• Processes complex items or formats requiring bibliographic record attention or creating original records for them on OCLC.
• Processes inquiries in regard to cataloging practices and call numbers.
• Keeps informed of current library, catalog and collection development practices by attending workshops and educational programs or reading specialized literature.
• Provides training in regard to national cataloging standards, and best practices for cataloging.
• Participates in Library meetings, committees and/or organizations that further the Library’s mission and goals.
• Collaborates with Information Technology Services, Collection Development Team, and User Experience Manager to research the integrated library system, become familiar with capabilities, develop future plans and streamline processes for the integrated library system.
• Prepares and submits reports of activities as required.
• Completes database maintenance to update bibliographic records for the collection.
• Promotes and supports the overall mission of the Library by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
About this company
The Allen County Public Library has been part of the social and cultural fabric of Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding communities since 1895. We have grown to consist of the beautiful, 367,000 square foot Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne and thirteen branches throughout our city and outlying communities. Fort Wayne has been cited as the Best Read City in the United States by Places Rated Almanac, due in large part to the library's collection and patrons' use of it.
Location/Region: Fort Wayne