Friday, December 27, 2013

Ten Essential Qualities for Success: A New Cataloging Librarian’s Guide from a Superviser’s Perspective

A cataloging librarian’s job description is different from institution to institution, depending on specific needs. These descriptions range from managing a department to supervising copy catalogers or student workers to even working in reference. In this article, a cataloging librarian is defined as a librarian who has an MLIS or MLS degree and catalogs without managerial or supervising duties. His or her primary responsibilities are to prepare bibliographic records to represent items acquired by the library and to provide efficient access and retrieval for catalog users.

  • Competence
  •  Accuracy
  • Efficiency
  • Consistency
  • Adaptability
  • Judgment
  • Problem Solving
  • Commitment
  • Research Ability
  • Self-Discipline
by Myung Gi Sung

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