LIBRARIAN - Technical Services
City of Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad, CA

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The Librarian job series with the City of Carlsbad includes employees who perform and qualify for professional library work under the direction of a Deputy Library Director or designee to plan, organize and administer library services in one or more service areas. Library professionals are individual contributors, leads or supervisors and use their underlying knowledge, skills and abilities in collection development, technical services, children’s services, reference services, and other service areas.

Key Responsibilities:

The Librarian responsible for cataloging and database maintenance creates, enhances, and maintains catalog records for a wide range of materials in various formats; plans, directs, and reviews work of copy catalogers; participates in Library-wide planning and external committee activities.

Typical responsibilities may include some or all of the following. In addition to other duties and responsibilities as assigned:

- Oversight of all cataloging activities

- Training and supervision of cataloging staff

- Original and copy cataloging on OCLC

- Electronic resource management
- Management of professional tools and subscriptions
- Oversight of authority control, including coordinating with the vendor and extracting and loading bibliographic and authority records
- Review of vendor supplied cataloging
- Batch processing of catalog records
- Writing and maintaining local policies and procedures


Knowledge of cataloging and other database and metadata standards, including RDA.

Knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Independently completes complex library projects and tasks.

May initiate and conduct innovative research, as it is relevant to the Library’s objectives.

Is an effective communicator, with both written and oral presentations and has highly developed technical writing skills.

May train other librarians or paraprofessionals in the use of tools, systems and policies.

Leads functional problem solving teams and chairs committees.

Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Office Suite, integrated library systems and research databases.

Experience & Education:

Master of Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Systems (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited library school.

Two years of library work experience is preferred to qualify for the Librarian level.

May require specialized training in assigned division.