Technician, Catalog

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Librarians & Library Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Auxiliary Services, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Purpose of Job

The incumbent is responsible for searching, acquiring, cataloging and physically processing library materials. He/she classifies and arranges materials using the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme.

Scope of Responsibilities

The incumbent performs clerical activities associated with cataloging such as typing, filing, labeling, sorting, collating and proofreading; and, operating a wide range of office equipment.

Essential Job Functions
  • Processes newly acquired materials; Creates bibliographies
  • Searches, edits, exports, and orders catalog cards from OCLC
  • Imports bibliographic records
  • Creates holding and/or item records
  • Oversees physical processing of cataloging materials
  • Withdraws outdated materials form collections
  • Maintains Self List card file
  • Works at Circulation Desk on rotational nights and weekends
  • Other related duties, as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree in Office Management, Business or related area; and,
one (1) year related experience

Licensing and Certifications


Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • General knowledge of library policies, procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Knowledge of filing and record-keeping
  • Ability to use MS Office Products, including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to type at least 55 words per minute
  • Effective communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of direct supervision
  • Ability to plan, schedule and organize work
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks concurrently
Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds


Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds

Not Required


Not Required

Extended Work Hours


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies




Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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