Bibliographer/Cataloger I

EBSCO Industries, Inc.   Birmingham, AL   Full-time
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EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases - all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team. EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.

Do you enjoy researching records that change over time across multiple files? Do you enjoy finding the best answer knowing what’s best is always evolving with the needs of the customer? Do you enjoy having more duties than most and prioritizing them on a daily basis to meet weekly deadlines? Do you enjoy working independently while meshing in a small team which is connected to every operational unit in the company? Do you enjoy the challenge of maintaining a high level of accuracy as the details become more layered? If this is you, then we have just the opening in the Continuations Unit at GOBI Library Services, which provides a highly-regarded, customized service for its academic customers. We are seeking someone with a proactive, Can-Do attitude; a willingness to look outside the box in doing what it takes, and the judgement to look inside the box for a method in the madness which maintains integrity in the marketplace.   


 The Bibliographer I position encompasses an array of publisher and customer facing duties involved in the fulfillment of continuation/standing orders in both digital and print format. It asks for excellent communication skills to make complex scenarios understood across varying levels of expertise in the company. And it seeks the organizational skills necessary to maintain accuracy and accountability for a fast-paced product line which is both expensive and non-returnable. The position is currently remote and will transition to partially onsite post-Covid at our Contoocook, NH facility.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Researching and building new serial records for books in series as requested by internal and external customers
  • Researching and maintaining existing serial records and providing/updating statuses
  • Researching and responding to customer queries about recent shipments, existing orders and claims for forthcoming volumes
  • Maintaining and processing bibliographic records for the auto-shipping of current volumes to customers against their continuation/standing orders
  • Responding to queries from internal customers and outside Sales with regards to the Continuations service


Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma
  • 2+ years of experience in an office environment performing administrative tasks
  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams
  •  Ability to work remotely with sufficient internet access to enable use of VPN and multiple online systems/resources.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent time-management skills with ability to proactively reassign priorities
  • Enjoys working within a team and across multiple teams and personalities
  • Highly attentive to detail with proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication to people of varying expertise  
  • Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of equivalent experience in the book trade and/or library field

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all current and newly-hired EIS employees in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by their date of hire.
We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Birmingham, AL