Cataloger
University of Wisconsin Madison Law Library - Madison, WI

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Principal duties:

The Cataloging Librarian works under the direction of the Head of Cataloging in the U.W. Law Library's Technical Services Department.

80% Technical Services:

-Share responsibility with the Head of Cataloging for performing original and complex contributed copy cataloging in a variety of languages and formats including monographic, serial and electronic.

-Responsible for receiving, processing, cataloging and maintenance of the Wisconsin documents collection.

-Keep abreast of cataloging rules and interpretations (particularly regarding the cataloging of legal materials), Library of Congress subject heading practice, and both OCLC and local cataloging policies and practices.

-Add and update bibliographic records in the catalog for aggregated databases such as HeinOnline, LLMC-Digital, etc.

-Resolve problems and conflicts in bibliographic records.

-Perform name, series and subject authority work.

-Work with public services staff to identify and resolve bibliographic record problems in the online catalog.

-Responsible for transfer of materials to offsite shelving facilities.

-Develop, manage and supervise special projects as needed.

-Cross train with other department members for expanded staffing coverage.

10% Management and Personnel:

-Hire, train and supervise student assistant(s).

-Participate in the development and implementation of campus workflow, policy and procedures pertaining to the cataloging of materials.

-Serve on various Law School and campus committees as appointed by the Assistant Director for Technical Services and Collections.

10% Professional Development:

-Participate in professional development activities including but not limited to: research, publication, continuing education, professional association involvement, and participation in library, campus, state, or national committees dedicated to the fields of law or librarianship.