AN HONORS UNIVERSITY IN MARYLAND
Department of Human Resources
530 Administration Building
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250
SECTION I: IDENTIFYING INFORMATION 410-455-2337
Position Number: 10000873 Current Incumbent: Tiffany Wilson
If Vacant, Previous Incumbent:
Division: Academic Affairs
Campus Location: Library
Current Classification Title: Librarian I
Internal Title (if different):
Position Status: Regular Funded Grant Funded Contingent II
Overtime Status: Exempt Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time Part-Time (percent employed %)
Shift: Day Evening Night Rotating
Collective Bargaining Status: Eligible Ineligible
SECTION II: MAIN PURPOSE OF POSITION
Please summarize the general nature and purpose of the position briefly below. Describe in
concise terms how the position relates to the mission of the department.
Performs original and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources and nonprint materials
held or licensed by the library. Provides leadership by participating in evaluating processes
relating to electronic resource acquisitions, cataloging, and user discovery. As needed
supervises and trains staff. Participates in management of the Technical Services
SECTION III: DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Please describe in detail the duties assigned to the position and indicate the approximate
percentage of time each is performed in the course of a typical month. Begin each statement
with a verb (e.g., types, composes, develops) and be specific in explaining what is done and how.
% of Time Duties
25% Performs original and complex copy cataloging of electronic resources, including
ejournals, ebooks, and other eresource collections
20% Edits and oversees maintenance of eresource catalog records; resolves
problems as they are referred by library staff and users.
10% Assists with work in e-resource access and maintenance in link resolvers and
10% Works with other Library Faculty members to develop strategies relating to
electronic resource acquisitions, cataloging, and user discovery. Explore issues
related to the role of the online catalog in providing seamless access to in-house
and external resources.
10% Performs original and complex cataloging for traditional non-print media
10% Provides leadership for coordinating local cataloging practices with developing
5% As needed, supervises and trains staff and student assistants; develops and
documents new procedures, updates existing guidelines and procedures as
Other special projects and duties as assigned.
SECTION IV: DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Please describe the major decisions and recommendations made by this position in carrying out
its assigned job duties.
Local cataloging practice decisions and vendor negotiations for commercially available
SECTION V: CONTACTS
Please list the persons or organizations with whom this position will have contact (both internal
and external to UMBC), and the nature and frequency of such contacts.
Daily contact with Library Faculty and staff; Routine contact with Librarians at USMAI
Libraries by participating in various library related task groups and committees; Contacts with
external cataloging communities; Contacts with vendors for commercially available
SECTION VI: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Please list any unusual physical requirements of this position, such as lifting (specify pounds),
stooping, crawling, bending, running, or long periods of standing/walking.
Must have vision sufficient to read print materials and VDT displays. Must have manual
dexterity sufficient to input data/commands by computer keyboard and mouse and to operate
equipment for playback of materials in a variety of formats.
SECTION VII: EQUIPMENT USED
Please list the equipment that this position will employ in the performance of its duties. Include
machines, tools, and chemicals, if applicable.
Standard computing equipment, fax, photocopier
SECTION VIII: SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Please list below those employees that this position will directly supervise or lead in the
performance of its duties. Include vacant positions as well. Note:
A supervisor assigns and reviews the work of the subordinate, provides training and
motivation, signs timesheets and leave requests, conducts and signs performance appraisals,
and issues discipline/counseling if necessary.
A lead worker assigns and reviews the work of the subordinate and provides
Status refers to whether the position is regular, contingent II, contingent I, or student.
Name Job Title Supervise/Lead Status
* Please expand table or attach additional sheets as needed
SECTION IX: EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS
Please list the minimum requirements necessary to perform the duties of this position in the
Education (describe specific types of degrees, if applicable):
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.
Knowledge of AACR2r, LCSH, LC Classification, and MARC21 formats; Demonstrated
knowledge of cataloging electronic and digital resources and a wide variety of nonprint
formats; Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably ExLibris; Knowledge of open
URL link resolvers, preferably SFX; Excellent communication and interpersonal relations
skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment;
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff and student assistants; Demonstrated ability to
develop and document procedures.
Experience (describe type of experience and number of years):
SECTION X: SIGNATURES
The signatures below indicate that the employee has received and read this document, and that
the supervisors certify the accuracy of its contents.
Name Title Signature Date
Employee Tiffany Wilson Librarian I
Immediate Lynda Aldana Head of Technical
Department Lynda Aldana Head of Technical
Division Larry Wilt Director of Library
9/3/03, reformatted 12/20/07
Faculty Status revision 8/22/05, 8/9/10
Revised, 6/24/10, 7/21/10
Incumbant update: 2/4/11