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Strategic Collection Cataloguer

Job Details

Kentucky Campus - Wilmore, KY
40 Hours

The Strategic Collection Cataloguer assists the Director of Strategic Collections by monitoring, analyzing,
and enhancing the effectiveness and breadth of the Asbury Seminary library collection.


  • Monitors and analyzes the composition of Seminary’s library collection with respect to usage and peer schools.
    • Regularly reviews the composition of the library collection by media type, topic, and other relevant criteria.
    • Conducts detailed analysis of composition and usage trends.
    • Compares trends to relevant comparator schools as required.
    • Identifies strengths and weaknesses of the collection.
  • Establishes clear goals for the development of the Seminary collection.
    • Provides data-driven reporting about trends in usage and collection.
    • Identifies specific actions to improve the effectiveness or breadth of the Seminary’s library collection.
    • Assists with the development and maintenance of the Seminary’s Collection Development policy.
  • Tracks acquisitions spending according to the Seminary’s articulated acquisitions account list.
    • Researches available materials for acquisition by the Seminary’s library.
    • Determines maximal efficiency of budgeted funds relative to purchase potential according to the Seminary’s collection development policy.
    • Identifies specific accounts for acquisitions according to targeted collection goals.
  • Catalogues acquired materials as necessary according to appropriate standards.
    • Performs original cataloging of all formats of library resources through OCLC Connexion client, Local Library System, ePLACE, and Vimeo.
    • Performs general cataloging and maintenance of bibliographic records.
    • Performs original cataloging of ATS dissertations and theses.



  • Assists the Support area with Tier II and above support requests as needed.



  • Assists in the thorough tracking of acquisitions budget usage.



  • Other duties as assigned.



For eligible full-time regular employees, benefits include:

  • Participation in health, dental, and vision insurances
  • Employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • 15 paid holidays
  • 2 weeks of sick leave
  • 2 weeks of vacation
  • Tuition waiver program
  • Retirement plan available upon eligibility