Catalog Assistant – Columbia College, Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 11,500 undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting. The Catalog Assistant will be primarily responsible for the copy cataloging and classification of books (primarily English language), sound recordings, and scores acquired for the Library collection. The position will maintain records on the Library’s Voyager system; perform quality control and bibliographic maintenance to ensure accurate and consistent access within the library’s I-Share Online Catalog; revise records; and actively participate in an overall team effort to improve the quality of Library service.

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree; a higher degree with a background in fine arts or a related humanities discipline are strongly preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include library work experience, especially in the technical services, as well as knowledge of integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and online bibliographic utilities (OCLC preferred) in an academic setting. Candidates should possess the ability to work both cooperatively and independently; the ability to work flexibly, energetically, and creatively in a busy, changing environment; and the ability to set goals and manage various assignments simultaneously. Familiarity with library classification systems, preferably Dewey Decimal Classification, as well as an understanding of basic MARC records and field elements are encouraged. A working knowledge of one or more Western European languages and/or the ability to catalog in unfamiliar languages with the aid of a dictionary is beneficial.

Columbia College Chicago encourages female, GLBT, disabled, international & minority classified individuals to apply for all positions. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. No phone calls, please. For consideration, please submit a resume and a cover letter to:, Columbia College Chicago, Catalog Assistant Search, 600 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

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