ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Responsible for creating and maintaining accurate and thorough online descriptions and access points for materials of all formats in the Libraryís collection.
Supervises activities in designated areas. Performs original and copy cataloging of all formats of library materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use. Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the work of personnel. Responsible for the cataloging and classification of library materials in all physical formats and subjects using national standards and local practice. Develops and implements cataloging best practices, policies, and procedures. Maintains authority control and performs needed authority work in the database. Executes reports and performs scheduled database maintenance to ensure accurate and detailed cataloging to facilitate ease of access to library materials. Provides collection analysis support to all levels of library staff through the creation of reports using the ILS system. Must be able to interpret and apply the Library of Congress subject headings, Dewey Decimal System, AACRII, MARC 21, and RDA. Keeps abreast of emerging standards, technologies, and processes. Maintains contact with other agencies by serving on committees and working at public service desks and other duties as assigned. Evening/weekend hours are/may be part of the regular schedule.
Makes recommendations and assists with building and enhancing the assigned area of the library collection. Maintains necessary statistics and generates reports as needed. Upholds the libraryís mission and values in the pursuit of all duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of Library cataloging principles and procedures. Ability to plan, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate work of library personnel. Ability to establish and maintain rapport with the public and staff; working harmoniously in a team environment. Ability to plan, coordinate, and complete several projects at once. Ability to operate a computer and other related technology with speed and accuracy.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís degree, preferably possession of a Masterís degree in Library Science with two (2) yearsí experience in a responsible professional librarian position. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the forgoing specific requirements may be substituted.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A current driverís license for occasional driving to training programs, meetings or other library-related events. Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicantís system as verified by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven. MUST BE ABLE TOW WORK A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE INCLUDING EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS.
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Fast paced, professional office setting includes mostly indoor work but does not exclude outdoors at times. Must have the physical ability, strength and flexibility to perform the essential job functions in the work environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.