Temporary Metadata Clerk, Biddle Law Library

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Temporary Metadata Clerk, Biddle Law Library

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Posted Job Title
Temporary Metadata Clerk, Biddle Law Library

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Penn Law is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools. The school offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.
Penn Law staff play a critical role in providing a world-class educational environment, supporting faculty, students, alumni, and fellow staff members in a collaborative and ambitious environment.
The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools. The Law School offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making the Law School an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.
Reporting to the Systems and Metadata Librarian in Resource Management and Access Services, the Temporary Metadata Clerk will copy catalog English, French, and German materials in accordance with established standards and institutional policy. Additionally, the incumbent will perform routine catalog maintenance and resource processing.

Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

In accordance with cataloging standards/rules and local practice, perform routine copy cataloging.

Perform routine and advanced searches of Biddle and Penn Libraries catalogs (Search CENTER, WMS, Franklin), external bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC, peer institution catalogs), and online marketplaces/publisher websites (e.g. Amazon, GOBI, Harrassowitz) for bibliographic information.

Process physical inventory, including unboxing materials (with occasional lifting of boxes), barcoding of library items, and transporting book trucks through Biddle Law Library spaces.

Assist in routine collection maintenance (e.g. withdrawing and transferring materials).

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong computer skills in a Windows computing environment.
  • Bachelor's degree.

    Preferred:
  • Experience with library work, preferably in cataloging monographs.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification System.

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    Law School

    Pay Range
    $7.25 - $230.00

    Affirmative Action Statement
    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Special Requirements
    Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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