Library Assistant II


Harper College Library
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$17.80 - $22.95/hour

Responsible for updating and exporting records for library materials in all formats.

Uses standard bibliographic data, internationally established rules, and local or current cataloging practices to edit and update bibliographic records for Library materials in all formats. Verifies the accuracy and maintains the integrity of the bibliographic and authority records in the OCLC and Harper Library databases. Works with all Library departments to maintain Harper Library database consistency.

Exports edited bibliographic records (copy cataloging) from OCLC to Harper Library database using a computer interface. Inputs bibliographic data devised as original cataloging by librarians.

Performs bibliographic searches for materials in all formats using OCLC and the Harper Library database.

Oversees and verifies the physical processing of all materials.

Does extensive authority work to maintain uniformity in the database, searching and loading authority records for all new headings.

Stays knowledgeable of cataloging practices. Provides new information to appropriate staff, as needed.

Provides assistance to students, librarians and faculty, as needed.

Performs related duties as assigned.

High School and Library Technical Assistant degree required.

Two years library cataloging experience required. Working knowledge of RDA, Library of Congress classification, MARC formats and cataloging standards preferred.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Jim Edstrom
Apply To: 
William Rainey Harper College, Human Resources Department
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine , IL 60067
Phone: 847.925.6430
42° 4' 53.2308" N, 88° 4' 21.4536" W