Cataloging Staff (Part Time) – National University – San Diego

Position Summary:

Performs essential cataloging support duties: end-processing work, database management projects, assistance in
training and evaluating co-workers work.

Essential Functions:

Library Cataloging Activities 70%

  • Searches and verifies bibliographic and item records for vendor supplied cataloging, enabling books to be located on the shelves and circulated
  • Performs end-processing for books, computer files, DVD’s, and videos.
  • Checks in standing orders serials.
  • Assists in database management projects involving bulk discards, transfers, and re-labeling

Administrative Duties 25%

  • Unpacks books received from vendors. Packs and sends books to other NU campuses
  • Takes finished materials/book trucks to shelving area
  • Monitors cataloging supplies, e.g., cataloging forms, CD cases, book pockets, book tapes, and labels.
  • Assists with monthly Cataloging Unit statistics. Maintains monthly statistics for own work.

Miscellaneous 5%

  • Provides backup for other Cataloging part-time positions. Assists in training other part-timers as necessary and checks other part-timers’ end-processing work


Education & Experience:

  • 2 years of college or equivalent in library experience.
  • 1 year of library technical service experience desired.

Technical / Functional Skills

  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Ability to understand, identify, and distinguish complex bibliographic entities and relationships and to understand and interpret complex rules and procedures. Requires intellectual organizational ability and close attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • Working knowledge of the integrated library system (ILS) used to catalog materials for the library.


  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong detail orientation skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate with a variety of people both internal and external

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