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University of Rochester Library Professional II - 232295 in Rochester, New York

Library Professional II Job ID 232295

Location Eastman School Music Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 ESM Sibley Music Library


8 AM-4:30 PM



Under minimal supervision, catalogs new materials in all formats, using the Alma system and OCLC as necessary. Participates in decision-making regarding Catalog Department priorities and new workflows. Develops workflow procedures for newly digitized materials. Trained in BIBCO procedures and serves as the Sibley Library’s liaison for the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging. Requires the ability to understand a variety of cataloging rules and practices, a detailed knowledge of library procedures, and a broad knowledge of music.


Original cataloging and national record enhancement

  • For unique items, provides description based on RDA and content designation based on the MARC format (or its successor).

  • Assigns LC classification number and provides appropriate shelf-listing.

  • Chooses appropriate titles to be enhanced or upgraded in the OCLC database and edits in accordance with OCLC enhance guidelines.

  • Provides access points for names and titles when these are not available in the National Authority File, conducting appropriate research and formulating headings according to RDA and LC-PCC PS specifications. May contribute these headings to the National Authority File.

  • Provides appropriate subject headings when these are not available in Library of Congress Subject Headings, in accordance with the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual.

    Manage the cataloging activities associated with digitization project

  • In consultation with representatives from the Pubic Services, Special Collections and Conservation departments, provide ongoing cataloging for newly digitized materials. This will include the development of new procedures or workflows as necessary.

    Library of Congress Cooperative Cataloging Programs (PCC)

  • Serve as Eastman’s liaison for the PCC BIBCO program. Create national-level bibliographic records as a participant in the BIBCO program. Maintain statistics for Sibley’s participation and report statistics to the Library of Congress twice yearly.

  • As a participant in the NACO program, create authority records for the National Authority File.

Copy cataloging

  • Verifies bibliographic data in order records in all formats.

  • Searches Library of Congress Authority File for established headings when necessary.

  • Assigns call number; verifies or assigns LC classification number and provides appropriate shelf-listing.

  • Verifies Library of Congress subject and/or genre headings and/or assigns appropriate one(s).

  • Identifies and resolves authority, holdings and other conflicts.

Processing of Sibley continuations

  • Processes new additions to Sibley’s continuing series of composer’s complete works and historical editions (Gesamtausgabe and Denkmäler), following established hierarchical numbering formats for holdings data and shelflisting.

  • Catalogs new series as they are acquired and establishes appropriate numbering hierarchies. In consultation with the Head of Cataloging, make decisions as to whether analysis of separate parts is desirable for each new series.

    Other duties as required (5% of time)

    • May accession newly acquired sound recordings and media.
  • May participate in retrospective conversion projects and other special projects as needed.

  • Serves as consultant and chief cataloger for the Eastman Music Education Resources Collection.

  • May serve on the Reference Desk.

  • May supervise or participate in the supervision of student workers.


  • Master of Library Science Degree (MLS or equivalent) Bachelor's degree in music required

  • 3 years of work experience in a college or university library setting; working with complex library procedures and workflows and general cataloging rules; concern for details required

  • PC workstation for access to OCLC, Microsoft Office applications and internet required

  • Strong organizational skills,

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills required

  • Summary knowledge of European foreign languages preferred

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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