Our Cataloging Assistant job description includes the Administrative Assistant responsibilities, duties, skills, education, qualifications, and experience.
About the Cataloging Assistant role
A Cataloging Assistant is responsible for organizing, classifying, and cataloging library materials such as books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, and other items. The assistant will also assist with the maintenance of the library catalog and database, as well as provide assistance to library patrons.
The purpose of a Cataloging Assistant is to provide support to library staff in the cataloging and classification of library materials. This includes organizing, entering, and maintaining library resources in both the physical and digital collections. Cataloging Assistants are also responsible for updating and managing bibliographic records, ensuring accuracy of information and data integrity. Other duties may include assisting patrons with locating materials, providing cataloging assistance to other libraries, and helping with other library-related tasks.
Cataloging Assistant Summary
The Cataloging Assistant is responsible for accurately and efficiently preparing, organizing, and maintaining library catalogs. The Cataloging Assistant will create and manage library resources such as books, periodicals, videos, audio recordings, and other materials. The Cataloging Assistant will review and verify bibliographic information, classify materials, and enter data into the library catalog. The Cataloging Assistant will also answer questions from patrons and staff regarding library materials and resources. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational and problem-solving skills, excellent communication and customer service, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Cataloging Assistant Duties
- Maintaining catalogs of library materials
- Processing new acquisitions
- Assisting patrons with catalog searches
- Updating records in the catalog
- Providing assistance with cataloging and classification
Cataloging Assistant Skills
- Organizing and cataloging library materials
- Retrieving and shelving library materials
- Providing customer service to library patrons
- Assisting in the operation of library computer systems
Cataloging Assistant Requirements
- Assist in cataloging items such as books and other materials
- Sort and organize materials according to established procedures
- Label materials with proper identification codes
- Scan items into databases
- Maintain records of materials cataloged
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Attention to detail
- Organizational skills
- Knowledge of cataloging systems
- Computer proficiency