Information Resources Coordinator - Cataloguer

Information Officer / Assistant Librarian - South East, United Kingdom

Ref: 220Tuesday 11 January 2022

£15 an hour

Our client a Uxbridge based academic institution requires an Information Resources Co-ordinator for an initial three-month contract.

The post-holder will undertake supervision of daily operational workflow of the Content and Discovery Services team and processes involved in the acquisition of and procurement for Library resources, in all formats - print, media and electronic.


  • Act as a point of contact within Library Services in the area of Cataloguing and Metadata.
  • Liaise with relevant suppliers and publishers and maintain professional updates with the relevant user and professional groups.
  • Carry out collection management and Information procurement duties including the processing of reading lists, ordering book material, serials control and acquisition, updating catalogue records and maintaining document delivery service.
  • Oversee metadata generation, RDA developments and quality control
  • Assist with electronic resource integration and testing of library system developments
  • Undertake and maintain general admin duties i.e. invoice payments, update financial information, statistics and internal reports.
  • To carry out the processes involved in the acquisition of and payment for Library resources.
  • Continually strive to improve the services available for both on and off-campus users
  • ​Work with the line manager, to comply with all required procurement policies and guidelines i.e. Collection development and Reading lists policies
  • Maintain collection management and development statistics for KPIs


  • Knowledge of cataloguing and metadata services, including awareness of emerging trends in resource discovery and description.
  • Knowledge of current standards for bibliographic and authority records, such as Resource Description and Access (RDA) and MARC 21
  • Working knowledge of resource discovery systems and library electronic resource management systems—preferably Sirsi Dynix Symphony
  • Demonstrated experience using cataloguing tools, such as OCLC Connexion, OCLC Record Manager, and MarcEdit to perform original and copy cataloguing within an integrated library system.
  • Competence for successfully shepherding a variety of projects associated with cataloguing operations in an academic library