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Performs complex bibliographic management operations (e.g. searching; checking the series and name authority files; and creating, reviewing or updating the cataloging record) using a specialized knowledge of online databases, microcomputer applications, complex reference tools, and/or foreign language skills. Creates permanent machine-readable bibliographic and authority records; may perform online bibliographic updates. May establish headings to contribute to the Library of Congress Name Authority database. Verifies or assigns subject headings and classifications (e.g. Library of Congress, National Library, or Dewey Decimal.) May supervise or direct the work of staff/students. Performs related responsibilities as required.
Reporting to the Head of Resource Description, the Resource Description Specialist (Sr) provides original and complex adaptive cataloging for print European- and English-language materials in all subject areas and for all material and media types and participates in authority work. The Resource Description Specialist (Sr) may perform batch loading and batch editing of bibliographic records. This position may investigate and resolve bibliographic record problems submitted by users or identified during regular database maintenance.
May supervise or direct the work of students. May act as a resource person for other staff or students. This position collaborates on special projects prioritized within the Access and Resource Services Division; and may be called upon to participate in team-, division-, and library-wide working groups and committees.
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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