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Thursday, November 6, 2014

vacancy of Library Specialist, Cataloging & Metadata @ Philadelphia, PA

Library Specialist, Cataloging & Metadata
Reporting to the Head, Shared Cataloging in the Cataloging & Metadata Department, the Library Specialist, working at an advanced level and independently, is primarily responsible for the creation and interpretation of matching or slightly matching records from a variety of bibliographic utilities; copy cataloging of materials in print and electronic formats and original cataloging of literary works. Determine proper forms for description and review/analyze cataloging records (including access points) according to cataloging rules.

 Bachelor’s degree and extensive experience cataloging monographic materials in print and electronic formats or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

* Working knowledge or experience with cataloging standards/rules, OCLC, and cataloging tools
* Good judgment in bibliographic problem solving; excellent analytical skills, and initiative
* Ability to work with a variety of foreign languages
* High level of organizational ability; detail oriented
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Flexibility in prioritizing multiple tasks; time-management skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Basic computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office

* Familiarity with RDA
* Knowledge of at least one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, or Spanish
* The ability to lift or move 25 lbs. or less on occasion.
Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is set by AFSCME Local 590 Collective Bargaining Agreement, and includes a generous benefits package, additional information available at
To Apply:
If you are interested in the position, view a complete job description and please complete our online application at:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 746-7088 (Fax).

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Elizabeth Martin, PHR
HR Coordinator
Library Human Resources

phone: (215) 898-3226
Van Pelt Library
Room 239
3420 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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