Assistant Librarian – Holmes Community College – Goodman, MS

General Statement of Function
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Summary: The Assistant Librarian/Cataloger is involved in all phases of library operations. The position requires the ability to catalog, to assist with informational needs, to maintain documents, to select and order new materials, to control a circulation desk and to supervise students. The assistant librarian/cataloger works under the direct supervision of the campus librarian.


1.Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS).
2.Cataloging experience required.
3.Three to five years of library work experience preferred.


•Strong commitment to quality cataloging; proven experience in original print and electronic resource cataloging.
•Motivation and drive to complete tasks assigned by the supervisory librarian within a timely manner.
•Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as MARC, Dewey, and other controlled vocabularies.
•Strongly familiar with Authority control.
•Demonstrated experience with OCLC Bibliographic utility.
•Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, analytical, and problem solving skills.
•High aptitude for detail orientated work: high degree of initiative.
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to supervise students and library work study.
•Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff, and the public with professionalism and positivity.
•Exhibiting a pleasant demeanor amongst coworkers on a daily basis.
•Working knowledge of the SIRSI Unicorn library system.
•Understanding of the latest technology for researching and the ability to navigate the internet
and web-based databases.
•Ability to maintain inventory of equipment.
•Set up electronics (computer, projector, overhead, DVD player etc.) for staff and visitors.
•Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures under the direction of the Campus Librarian.
•Word processing and/or data entry skills.
•Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and other software.
•Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
•Organizing and coordinating skills.


•Banner and Canvas.

Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Follow instruction and goals put forth by the director of library services and the supervisory librarian.
2. Catalog original print and non-print resources for the Holmes Library District. The Assistant librarian/cataloger will provide original and copy cataloging in all material formats, and coordinate and maintain a daily flow of materials for cataloging.
3. Research databases and internet in order to help support the curriculum and needs of the students and faculty. The assistant librarian/cataloger must maintain knowledge of information retrieval through print and the latest technology to be of service to others.
4. Conduct Library orientations to help students and faculty through individual and/or class instruction in library and computer skills. These include navigating through the databases, using and administrating software and internet sites as well as locating needed materials in print.
5. Ability to digitize, file and maintain archives, and prepare materials for circulation.
6. Run circulation statistical reports; manage inventory, and overdue materials. The librarian/cataloger must keep records of books and materials checked out.
7. Handle library outreach initiatives; visit classrooms, maintain bulletin boards, and publicize library events.
8. Maintain library building and equipment through upkeep and cleaning; scheduling and/or administering regular maintenance.
9. Supervise student worker’s daily tasks, scheduling, and filing of timesheets.
10. Procure, display and maintain exhibitions and speakers for lectures and discussion panels.
11. Ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects while utilizing management and organizational skills.
12. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


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