Kent Free Library, a member of the Portage Library Consortium, is currently seeking an innovative and experienced Cataloger for our Technical Services Department. The Technical Services Department is responsible for the acquisition, cataloging and processing of library materials. Under the direction of the Technical Services Manager, the successful candidate will demonstrate a working knowledge of the professional skills needed to catalog and classify materials in multiple formats and proficiency in maintaining the library’s bibliographic database. This includes the cataloging and classification of library materials in all formats (print, audiovisual, and electronic) for adult and juvenile audiences, adhering to national standards, local/consortium implementation and best practices; the review, evaluation and correction of external records to align with internal practice; updating, enhancing, and modifying bibliographic and item records in the library’s online catalog as needed; leading or contributing to special cataloging projects as assigned that enhance the library’s cataloging operation and improve the customer experience for library users; participation in establishing cataloging, authority control and bibliographic maintenance policies and procedures; and remaining current with trends and issues in cataloging and bibliographic control.
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