Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
  • - Collections and Technical Services Department
  • Evansville, IN, USA
  • 13.51 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Full-time employee benefits package


Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

If you are a creative and curious person who enjoys working in an organization that focuses on providing delightful experiences, then we encourage you to join our team. Our mission is to cultivate curiosity by creating wonder, which is what we strive to do each and every day. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves. Full-time members of our team are offered a benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance among many other excellent benefits.

EVPL Central
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47713

Finding its home in the heart of Evansville, EVPL Central provides information, resources, and support to the city's dynamic downtown residential, cultural, and business communities as well as to Vanderburgh County at large. Distinguished by its landmark Evansville Kiwanis Clock, the 145,000 square foot facility offers extended hours and a wide variety of amenities that include meeting and study spaces, the beautifully appointed Indiana Room, and a U.S. Passport facility. EVPL Central is dedicated to providing our community with the resources it needs. We are proud to offer WiFi, public computer access, printers, and more. 


Cataloging Serials Specialist

Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week.
Must be available to work all public service hours; including evenings, weekends, and Sunday.

Full-time Employee Benefits

 Start Date: February 1, 2021

My Work

I will be accurate and efficient when copy cataloging and processing library materials, maintaining database records, and making changes to library materials through repair, corrections or transfers. I will be a resource for serials check-in, claiming, and physical processing of library magazines. I will utilize new library technologies such as Linked Data and BIBFRAME to help customers and staff find library resources in the catalog. I recognize the importance of sending customer holds directly to their pick-up locations in a timely manner.

My Role in a Learning Organization 

I know that to a library user I am the library, whether I am on the job, riding a bus, or checking out at the grocery store.  I have a positive mental attitude and enthusiastic role for the work I do.  I display initiative to delight a customer with extraordinary customer service. I communicate with library users, colleagues, community members in an effective, enthusiastic and respectful manner.  I am honest and act with integrity and respect.

I have a team role and work collaboratively with colleagues and other teams. I strive to have good organizational skills and work well under pressure. I am dependable and hardworking.

I have a career development role and am a curious learner and am willing to learn and develop new skills.

I have an innovator and continuous improvement role and strive to make practical suggestions for workplace improvments.  I am self-motivated, persistent, and intuitive about the work I do. 

My Positional Role

In cooperation with the Cataloging Manager and other colleagues, I will advance the Library's mission, vision, strategic priorities and brand by being a curious and engaged learner.  I will share my ideas.  I will perform copy cataloging of standard, electronic and other library materials; creating linked item records and producing spine labels perform authority control on names, series, and subjects for catalog records in the Integrated Library System (ILS).  I will perform serials check-in, claiming, and physical processing of materials as a serials specialist. I will work with the Cataloging Manager to catalog new serial materials for all formats and work with vendors for cataloging and processing procedures of shelf ready materials; correcting errors in shelf ready materials. I will enter new or modified data into the ILS for added copies; create linked item records and produce spine labels. I will handle physical processing of new library materials and prepare them for messenger service and search hold and send new materials to pick up locations. I will modify data in the ILS for transfers, changing physical copies as needed and utilize batch record processes for records and files.  I will prepare processing supplies for shipment to outsourcing vendors. I will utilize new library technologies such as Linked Data and BIBFRAME.  I will perform repairs on library materials and participate in special projects or other duties as assigned.

What I Need to Know to Be Successful

I need to have a Bachelor's degree in a related or applicable field with minimal experience or the equivalent combination of education and moderate experience working in a library.

I need reliable and timely transportation to and from work.

What I Need to Know About the Physical Requirements

My work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires speaking or hearing and occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Shhh is a four-letter word.  It is not in our vocabulary!

EVPL is an equal opportunity employer.


We conduct background checks as part of our pre-employement screening process and follow all EEOC and FCRA regulations regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring process.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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