Cataloger Librarian

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Cataloger Librarian

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To continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, NEOMED will now require COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as a condition of attendance and employment. This policy will allow for exemption of the vaccination requirement for those individuals with valid medical reasons, sincerely held religious beliefs and matters of conscience.

Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Cataloger Librarian
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Part Time
Position Summary Information
Performs professional cataloging services for the NEOMED library and affiliated hospital libraries. Work is on a part-time basis, averaging 29 hours per week.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 7
Starting Pay Rate Range: $19.79 – $20.51
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- Wellness Offerings
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for print, non-print & digital items for the NEOMED Library and affiliated hospital libraries. Contribute records to NeoLINK, OhioLINK Central, and OCLC
  • Edit and load cataloging records provided by OhioLINK and external vendors. Contribute records to NeoLINK, OhioLINK Central, and OCLC
  • Collaborates with the Northeast Ohio Regional Depository on material transfers and other cataloging related projects
  • Primary point of contact for evaluating physical material donations. Works collaboratively with the Electronic Resource Librarian on overall collection assessment
  • Perform database maintenance to continuously maintain, improve, and correct cataloging records in NeoLINK and OCLC
  • Documents cataloging and technical services policies, procedures, and statistics as needed
  • Maintain serials holdings in NeoLINK, OCLC, and related library automation systems
  • Produce non-MARC metadata for university archival digital projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in library science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution. Note: candidates who anticipate completing their degree within three months after their initial date of hire are encouraged to apply.

Two years of academic library experience preferred, experience working as a cataloger in an academic library, experience using standard cataloging tools such as OCLC Connexion, Classification Web, and RDA Toolkit, and experience with cataloging on an integrated library system with the Sierra ILS preferred
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Key Skills:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience applying cataloging standards and practices, such as RDA, AACR2, MARC 21 format, LC and NLM Classification, LCSH and MeSH, authority control, etc. Ability to implement new cataloging standards and/or procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience with batch processing MARC records including batch loading and/or batch editing using MarcEdit, Sierra ILS, and other import tools.
  • Knowledge and experience cataloging with Dublin Core or other non-MARC metadata schema preferred.
  • Understanding of emerging trends in cataloging, technical services, and academic libraries
  • Understanding and awareness of end-user experience and needs in relation to catalog records and cataloging procedures

Key Competencies:
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272

NEOMED requests that you provide the voluntary information requested below. It will be kept separate from your application, in a confidential and limited access file, to be used for statistical compilation and analysis for Human Resources record keeping and reporting purposes. Your response will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for employment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Notification of Annual Security Report.
The Northeast Ohio Medical University is committed to assisting all members of the NEOMED community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security report is available on the NEOMED website at
The annual security report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, authority of university police and security officers, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

Additionally, the report contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NEOMED; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email or call the Department of Public Safety at 330.325.5911 to request a copy.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Northeast Ohio Medical University Department of Public Safety.
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