Top Catalog Library Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Catalog Library Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Catalog Library Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 38.4% of Catalog Library Assistant resumes contained Library Materials as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Catalog Library Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Catalog Library Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Library Materials

high Demand
Here's how Library Materials is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Processed library materials prior to materials being placed in circulation.
  • Maintained electronic records for extant library materials and new acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and overall knowledge of library resources by logging, cataloging and checking in and out various library materials.
  • Assisted with completing duplication requested and maintaining the security of Reading Rooms and ensuring the security and preservation of library materials.
  • Retrieved, researched, and circulated library materials to patrons -Scanned and electronically categorized journal articles; arranged and maintained collection shelves
  • Edited records in bibliographic database, screening new library materials and other duties related to collection development and management.

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2. Oclc

high Demand
Here's how Oclc is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Created brief records for items with no records in OCLC.
  • Checked in serials for all Northwestern libraries Purchased and received books using Voyager and OCLC
  • Provided accurate bibliographic and descriptive cataloging into OCLC and Merlin.
  • Acquired research materials for faculty and graduate students from other institutions via OCLC -ILL subsystem and various mail format request systems.
  • Participated in TLA focus group that evaluated OCLC's WebJunction portal for public access usage.
  • Used the OCLC database suite daily to determine whether the library had or did not have a specific work.

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3. Rare Books

high Demand
Here's how Rare Books is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Performed research on 100s of authors and rare books.

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4. Marc

high Demand
Here's how Marc is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Reviewed and edited MARC records.
  • Indexed journal articles written by FPL scientists using MARC format and CAB Thesaurus.
  • Created MARC records for book, audiobooks and visual materials.
  • Maintained the the library's internal catalog, adding, editing and deleting MARC records as necessary.

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5. Aacr2

average Demand
Here's how Aacr2 is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Cataloged record and placed in RLIN utilizing MARC, AACR2, OCLC, and Union Catalog.

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6. Authority Control

average Demand
Here's how Authority Control is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted authority control of bibliographic records and entered records into new OPAC.

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7. Online Databases

average Demand
Here's how Online Databases is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Researched and used online databases and books to help students with research related interests.
  • Worked front desk and costumer services* In charge of cataloging and online databases
  • Trained library users and new library staff on consulting online databases.

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8. Student Workers

average Demand
Here's how Student Workers is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Supervised two student workers on numerous projects and trained them accordingly to meet deadlines and generate high quality work.
  • Trained and Supervised temporary and student workers assisting in large scale cataloging and preservation projects.
  • Supervised student workers and opening/closing procedures both on weekdays and weekends.
  • Delegated tasks and supervised student workers.
  • Supervised student workers while offering daily circulation services.
  • Participated in supervising and training student workers.

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9. New Books

low Demand
Here's how New Books is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Cataloged new books, movies and magazines into the school's library system
  • Assisted in updating library inventory by cataloging new books and reviewing and discarding out-of-date materials.
  • Covered/laminated new books and repaired broken or damaged books and materials.
  • Organized books for easy referencing and processed new books for circulation
  • Ordered new books Supported library management staff
  • Inventoried new books/materials via computer.

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10. New Materials

low Demand
Here's how New Materials is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained a work-study position in specialized university library collection; provided patron assistance, intake of new materials and shelving.
  • Circulated materials, cataloged new materials, repaired materials, assisted students and faculty and maintained records.
  • Supervised various projects regarding government materials, organized books/periodicals, relabeled microfiche/film and processed new materials
  • Participated in all aspects of collection management to include recommending new materials and weeding outdated materials.
  • Incorporated new materials into the collection by taking inventory and organizing incoming stock.
  • Assisted researchers with locating and organizing library materials, also processed new materials.

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11. Government Documents

low Demand
Here's how Government Documents is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in ongoing weeding project of government documents Compiled records and performed extensive data entry
  • Managed teams responsible for government documents received via the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Shelved government documents by the Superintendent of documents classification number; prepared labels.
  • Inventoried new acquisitions in the government documents collection.
  • Linked government documents to library system.
  • Provided support in the areas of Inventory, Special Collections and Government Documents.

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12. Inter-Library

low Demand
Here's how Inter-Library is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Managed Inter-library loan requests Provided general tourist information and answered any other questions that patrons might have.
  • Supported Library System Management - Manage McEntegart Library database and connection with the Inter-Library System connection.
  • Processed inter-library loan request utilizing Iliad and SIRSI integrated library systems.
  • Processed materials for inter-library loans and managed reserve materials for patrons.
  • Helped process inter-library loans, re-shelve Government documents.
  • Packaged materials requested through statewide inter-library loan program.

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13. Book Records

low Demand
Here's how Book Records is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Re-cataloged books, updated book records, and repaired damaged books.

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14. Dvds

low Demand
Here's how Dvds is used in Catalog Library Assistant jobs:
  • Organized and alphabetized returns on books, DVDS, CDS and magazines to be put back on the shelves.
  • Served patrons at front desk by facilitating the borrowing of books, DVDS, and computer use.
  • Worked as a team to effectively sort books/DVDS/CDS we sent and received.
  • Served patrons at front desk by facilitating the borrowing of books, DVDS, and computer use.
  • Returned DVDs to shelves and maintained proper alphabetical organization.
  • Located requested books and dvds on the shelves and in the library database using WorkFlows.

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14 Most Common Skill For A Catalog Library Assistant

Library Materials38.4%
Oclc20.2%
Rare Books6.5%
Marc6.2%
Aacr25.9%
Authority Control5.5%
Online Databases4.6%
Student Workers4.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Catalog Library Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Library Materials
Library Materials
38.4%
38.4%
2
2
Oclc
Oclc
20.2%
20.2%
3
3
Rare Books
Rare Books
6.5%
6.5%
4
4
Marc
Marc
6.2%
6.2%
5
5
Aacr2
Aacr2
5.9%
5.9%
6
6
Authority Control
Authority Control
5.5%
5.5%
7
7
Online Databases
Online Databases
4.6%
4.6%
8
8
Student Workers
Student Workers
4.2%
4.2%
9
9
New Books
New Books
2%
2%
10
10
New Materials
New Materials
2%
2%
11
11
Government Documents
Government Documents
1.6%
1.6%
12
12
Inter-Library
Inter-Library
1%
1%
13
13
Book Records
Book Records
1%
1%
14
14
Dvds
Dvds
1%
1%

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