Government Documents Library Associate and Copy Cataloger

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Sep 12, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring Department:  Chester Fritz Library

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification$26,500/year, full time, benefited, non-exempt
BenefitsIncludes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the University), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available:  supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.


Position Summary:   A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The purpose of this position is to receive, process and oversee retention of U.S. federal government documents as a Shared Regional Depository Library, including GPO’s electronic titles. Maintain the documents according to federal regulations. Provide library users accurate online access government documents in multiple formats, both tangible and online, through Alma by doing Copy Cataloging using OCLC, AACR and RDA cataloging rules, LCSH, and LC according to standards. Perform catalog maintenance and quality assurance tasks to ensure online bibliographic, item, and other records are maintained or updated according to standards; process materials accordingly. Assist in maintaining the library’s Shared Regional Depository collection in cooperation with North Dakota State University. Assist patrons in finding government documents.

Required Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups of library staff
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to implement rules, procedures, practices or operations
  • Able to use standard office equipment such as computers, specialized software effectively
  • Ability to use ODIN's Academic Library Services Platform and related online or networked software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts and application of rules, standards, and practices for organizing information


Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates degree in library science or relevant area of study
  • Experience in copy cataloging using OCLC
  • Experience using a library services platform (LSP) online library system to perform technical services activities in an academic or research library
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with bibliographic description and assignment of name, subject, series and uniform title headings applying AACR/RDA rules in MARC formats
  • Cataloging experience with multiple formats
  • Familiarity with the receipt, processing, and retention of U.S. federal government documents, including GPO's electronic titles and SUDOC classification
  • Experience maintaining various bibliographic, item, holding, serials, and acquisitions database records to current standards
  • Experience with computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets) and web resources and the ability to integrate them in workflow

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 

Veteran’s Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.


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