Copy Cataloger/Batch Processing Assistant/Technical Svcs Asst IV
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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The Cornell University Library is seeking a Copy Cataloger/Batch Processing Assistant with reading and writing proficiency in Chinese. Under the supervision of the head of the Copy Cataloging /Inputting Unit, this individual creates, reviews, and edits machine-readable bibliographic records in the library database (Voyager) based on Library of Congress (LC) copy or other acceptable copy for newly acquired items in all formats mainly for Chinese and other languages as needed. This person also creates abbreviated and minimal level catalog records and assigns classification numbers to selected materials, exercising considerable judgment concerning data elements to be included in the catalog records. This position also involves duties associated with the Ordering Unit which include ordering and receiving firm orders and processing approvals. The materials include a variety of formats and are acquired from several vendors in East Asia. Performs batch processing of MARC metadata for the purpose of loading new records and correcting existing records in the Voyager database. The above duties may require performing similar tasks as part of library cooperative agreements.

This is a two year term position.


Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience or training

Flexibility and ability to perform detailed work accurately and to exercise good judgment under pressure

Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

Demonstrated ability to operate a current Windows operating system

Consistency in and aptitude for detailed work

Prior work experience in an academic library

Excellent reading and written knowledge of Chinese required

Aptitude and interest in working with data loads and automated processes

Reading knowledge of multiple East Asian languages preferred

Previous experience in technical services, or equivalent experience or training

Demonstrated good understanding of relevant standards (e.g. MARC21 formats, AACR2, RDA, Library Technical Services and Cornell University Libraries’ guidelines)

Demonstrated good understanding of inputting conventions and standards for the national cataloging utilities and the Voyager system

Background check may be required


No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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