University of Georgia Libraries

POSITION: Monographs Cataloger/Database Maintenance Liaison

DEPARTMENT: Cataloging


The Monographs Original Cataloger/Database Maintenance Liaison is responsible to the Head of the Monographs Cataloging Section for performing original and complex cataloging of monographic materials in all languages and subjects. This position will also serve as a liaison to the Head of Database Maintenance and members of the section and assist with complex and original cataloging issues, resolving problems with and updating bibliographic and holdings information in GIL; building OCLC data files and maintaining the quality of data in the Libraries' catalogs; cataloging Reading for Pleasure books and University of Georgia theses and dissertations; and making corrections to previously cataloged materials, etc. Materials cataloged may include electronic resources and other media. Materials are processed for the Main, Science, and Special Collections Libraries, some laboratory collections, and off-campus research facility libraries.

The Cataloging Department catalogs over 30,000 books, serials, microforms, and non-book materials yearly. The Department consists of 10 faculty and 17.5 support staff positions. The University of Georgia Libraries participates in GIL, a statewide-interconnected implementation of the Ex Libris Voyager system. The Department participates in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), including NACO, SACO, and CONSER, as well as OCLC ENHANCE. In all activities, the goal is to develop a service-oriented, efficient, and effective staff.


*Provides access to UGA Libraries collections of monographic materials in a variety of formats, including sets and analytics, by performing original cataloging, including editing of records which lack Library of Congress classification numbers and/or subject headings, on the OCLC bibliographic utility.

*Contributes to the quality and completeness of the local and national databases by revising and updating existing monographic records when necessary, both for local use and as part of the Enhance Program.

*Promotes the use of consistent headings in local and national files, provides references from variant and related terms, and contributes to the efficiency of the national cataloging effort by establishing name and subject authority records.

*Assists in planning, organizing, and implementation of the work of the Database Maintenance Section by working closely with the Head of the section.

*Keeps up-to-date on current Voyager, OCLC, and Library of Congress policies and cataloging practices as well as with national and international trends in bibliographic control with particular emphasis on database maintenance.

Maintains an awareness of trends and developments in the profession, which may affect the Section and Department's activities.

Fosters communication in every direction by actively engaging in the exchange of information.

Represents the Libraries through active participation in professional organizations on state, regional, or national levels.

Maintains awareness and acts upon changes and needs in the organization by remaining flexible and assuming other similar duties and responsibilities.

*Essential duties of the position.


Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLIS; Knowledge of AACR2 and LC classification and subject headings; Competency in one or more modern European languages; Familiarity with automated cataloging systems and the MARC format; Familiarity with RDA; Ability to work with a broad range of subjects; Ability to function as a contributing team member in a production-oriented environment; Effective written and oral communication skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in an academic or research library, preferably in database maintenance or cataloging.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Entry-level salary is $38,000. UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members.  UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, and a relocation allowance; 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send as three separate pdf documents their letters of application, complete resume/CV, and the names, titles, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references by May 14, 2014 to: Jan D. Hudson, Human Resources Manager, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia 30602-1641 at

The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage persons of color to apply for these positions.

The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.