assistant catalog librarian resume example with 5 years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA (555) 432-1000,
03/2018 to Present Assistant Catalog Librarian Chesterfield County, Va | Chesterfield, VA,
  • full time, 40h/week) Processed materials for the cataloging department, working to get materials that had been ordered by acquisitions out to patrons.
  • Perform copy cataloging and original cataloging work on purchased items.
  • First determining whether an item is new to the library's collection or is an added copy.
  • Key Accomplishments: Utilizing SirsiDynix to find records in the catalog for reference and to verify information.
  • Learning about and using the BiblioFile cataloging software to add items to the collection.
  • Catalog a variety of formats including adult books fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction, picture books, large print, picture books, juvenile reader, young adult books, the entire line of Playaway products, graphic novels, Blu Rays, DVDs (both films and tv series), Music CDs, audiobooks, Government Documents and some genealogy material.
  • When cataloging these materials, the library utilizes a set process where a cataloger looks for records within our local system and decide how the material should be treated.
  • After this is completed a cataloging program BiblioFile is then utilized to find and then edit the records adding new items to the collection with records that meet the standards of the Shreve Memorial Library.
  • Attended monthly staff meetings and work plan meetings to improve my processes and see what is occurring within the department.
  • Handled various projects within the department such as working to catalog a backlog of DVD films and TV series or focus on a set collection of materials that have built up to improve my skills and get older materials out of the department.
  • When doing so I adhere to the libraries polices and cataloging standards such as MARC21.
11/2017 to 01/2018 Substitute Librarian Interconnect Wiring | Fort Worth, TX,
  • Interacted directly with the public daily, helping patrons with various circulation issues, provide reference services and process items for holds at various library branches.
  • Worked at numerous branches gaining knowledge of how various library systems work and experience helping patrons with day to day issues.
  • Key Accomplishments: Issuing patrons new library cards and updating accounts.
  • Checking out items to patrons and checking them in when they are returned.
  • Process holds and interlibrary loans and distributing them throughout the system.
  • Process missing items and adjust accounts to notify patrons of the item.
  • Assisting patrons with automated checkout procedures.
  • Working to find lost and overdue items on patron's accounts.
  • Utilizing the ILS System Sierra, expanding my knowledge of various ILS Systems.
  • Referring patrons to appropriate services and staff members for complex procedures.
  • Helping patrons with the library catalog, printing, scanning, faxing and photocopying.
01/2017 to 04/2017 Intern Metropolitan State University Of Denver | Denver, CO,
  • Interacted directly with the public on a daily basis, providing training, education, and assistance locating different resources throughout the library environment.
  • Helped library guests utilize computers as well as online cataloging systems to perform research and discovery of desired items.
  • Organized events and seamlessly execute community engagement activities.
  • Created a website detailing my activities during the practicum internship.
  • Key Accomplishments: Facilitated a previously planned Harry Potter event at the library.
  • Increased participation rates significantly.
  • Successfully digitized several rare films, preserving them for future generations to view and enjoy.
  • Assisted library patrons place holds, offer technical assistance, and answer other questions.
  • Increased their overall satisfaction and likelihood to return and utilize the library's materials.
  • Learned the procedures surrounding notary services offered at the library.
  • Organized and ensured forms were completed properly for the notary to officially process.
  • Deployed advanced problem-solving techniques that correct and virtually eliminate the possibility of recurrence.
  • Solved complex and simple problems in a methodical way.
  • Learned about how the different departments in a library function through visits to the Children's department, Tech Services, Circulation and Outreach.
09/2015 to 05/2017 Graduate Student Assistant KENT STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY | City, STATE,
  • 12 hours per week 20h/week) Organized and streamlined data located in several databases.
  • Formulated a strategy to store and catalog individual item records within a large serial records database.
  • Repaired web links and seamlessly integrated materials to the catalog from shipping lists.
  • Key Accomplishments: Recognized by senior management for exceptional communication skills and escalation resolution.
  • Provided easy access to critical information within the database.
  • Slashed document discovery downtime.
  • Overlaid and superseded duplicate information to purge the system of outdated and unnecessary resources.
  • Weeded the entire GOV DOCS CD Collection through finding both the virtual CD-ROM library and the USGS publications warehouse.
  • Preformed copy cataloging for government documents and print monographs using OCLC and Innovative Millennium.
  • Completely saved a collection of rare 19th century geological records through replacement with digital copies.
  • Gained important knowledge of OCLC, SUDOC, RDA, LSCH, MARC, Innovative Millennium, and Catalogers' Desktop.
  • Fixed and repaired broken web links within catalog records allowing users to easily locate the information they are looking for within the library's database which exceeded 5 million records.
  • Discovered multiple databases for the replacement of aging documents that were not often utilized by library patrons.
Expected in 2017 to to Master of Library | Information Science Kent State University, Kent, Ohio GPA:
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Expected in 2015 to to Bachelor of Arts | History & Film Studies The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio GPA:
History & Film Studies Senior Research "Animating America: A Historical Study of How Animation Has Influenced American Culture"; Junior Research "Understanding American Culture Through Puppets on Television & Film: The Career & Legacy of Jim Henson"
Library Research & Operations Specialist Passionate about research, digitization, cataloging, and assisting guests by placing holds/helping them find the correct library materials. Equipped with a Master of Library and Information Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Film studies. Concisely catalog, organize, and strategically place items for the ease of guest use. Extensive experience initiating, weeding, and completing large projects.
THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER, College of Wooster Anime Club (COWA); Manager, Common Grounds Substance-Free House; Scott Marching Band; Volunteer at Local Humane Society; Recipient of the Alumni Award Scholarship BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Achieved the level of Eagle Scout and designed a project for wildlife conservation
  • Organizing & Structuring
  • Training & Knowledge Transfer
  • Document Search & Discovery
  • Obscure Format Digitization
  • Database management
acquisitions, Animation, Catalog, CD, CD-ROM, com, communication skills, databases, database, Database management, DVD, edit, senior management, faxing, fiction, Filing, Film, focus, forms, Government, graphic, materials, meetings, access, Millennium, non-fiction, novels, Organizing, problem-solving, processes, publications, Reporting, Research, scanning, shipping, strategy, technical assistance, TV, Television, view, website
Additional Information
  • COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER, College of Wooster Anime Club (COWA); Manager, Common Grounds Substance-Free House; Scott Marching Band; Volunteer at Local Humane Society; Recipient of the Alumni Award Scholarship BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Achieved the level of Eagle Scout and designed a project for wildlife conservation

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  • The College of Wooster

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