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Cataloger of District Technical Processing

Job Description

Job Title

Cataloger of District Technical Processing

Posting Number


Position Status

Full Time

Assignment Length

This field only applies to Faculty

Grant Funded




Class Code


Pay Rate

Commensurate with education and experience


District, Northeast


DT IT Resource & Knowledge Mgmt

Job Summary

Provides advanced level of descriptive and subject cataloging of monographs, audio-visual materials, microforms, periodicals, sound recordings, music scores and computer software. Coordinates and supervises the acquisition of materials, interlibrary loan (ILL), and the receipt and distribution of periodicals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Performance Requirements*
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for all library materials in all formats in accordance with national standards
  • Utilizes OCLC to import bibliographic records into the TCCD integrated library system (ILS)
  • Maintains the bibliographic database in the TCCD integrated library system (ILS) by updating and deleting records as required
  • Determines and assigns call numbers for all materials using the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Determines and assigns appropriate subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Codes bibliographic data using the MARC 21 format
  • Interprets and applies cataloging rules and policies set forth by national and international bibliographic agencies and communities and OCLC, Inc.
  • Develops and maintains a manual of best practices, local policies, and procedures
  • Coordinates and supervises the physical processing of library materials
  • Coordinates and supervises the interlibrary loan (ILL) functions
  • Coordinates and supervises the acquisition of all library materials
  • Coordinates and supervises the receipt and distribution of periodicals
  • Attends professional development opportunities deemed relevant to job performance, skills maintenance, and the efficient fulfillment of duties
  • Collects and reports appropriate production statistics on a monthly basis

Service Excellence
  • Participates on behalf of the College in external community organizations and associations as assigned to support the essential performance requirements
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually, and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC)
  • Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation, and creativity and service to the College
  • Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College

*Performs Other Related Tasks as Required

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or equivalent degree
  • Two (2) years’ working experience related to the Essential Performance Requirements
  • Ability to work flexible hours as periodically required during peak business cycles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ALMA integrated library system (ILS) or other ExLibris ILS
  • Experience using OCLC
  • Experience with serials cataloging
  • Experience supervising (e.g., managing, evaluating the performance of others; leading projects or processes)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress Classification, AACR2, and MARC 21 formats
  • Skilled in excellent customer service and interpersonal relationships with diverse populations, including strong listening, verbal, and written communication
  • Skilled using computer applications and enterprise systems, including the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and a setting that is diverse and urban
  • Ability to analyze data and provide sound recommendations based on policy, procedure, practice, and existing regulations while exhibiting strong attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to delegate work appropriately to faculty and staff to meet College and campus deliverables


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required during peak times. 




Jana Murphy



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