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Librarian, Catalog

The Catalog Librarian provides expertise in managing discoverable access to the collections of Moffett Library. Responsible for bibliographic control of all library materials, the implementation of efficient cataloging procedures, catalog maintenance, staff hiring and training. Work includes non-traditional hours providing reference assistance, primarily weekend shifts on a set rotation. Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services.


Provides original and complex copy cataloging for all formats of library materials including creating and editing bibliographic and authority records that adhere to current standards. Assists in the operation and maintenance of the library’s discovery and management systems, including upkeep of bibliographic and authority records. Manages original cataloging for special collections. Oversees workflow in cataloging processes and develops, recommends, and implements policies for the department. Assists, as needed, with physically processing materials. Assists with answering basic cataloging questions. Trains and supervises one full-time staff assistant and student assistants assigned to the area. Assists with the creation and maintenance of digital collections. Assists in developing appropriate metadata for digitized material. Maintains professional cataloging knowledge, including monitoring and staying current with standards such as MARC, AACR2, Library of Congress classification, LCSH, RDA and BIBFRAME. Works scheduled time on the weekend to provide reference assistance. Serves on library and university committees, elected and assigned. Performs other duties as requested.

Physical Condition

At least two years professional experience working in a library, with experience in an academic library preferred. Some experience with current cataloging practices and bibliographic utilities, including original and copy cataloging. Experience with resource discovery systems and library management systems – preferably Ex Libris Primo/Alma and OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services. Experience with cataloging software such as OCLC’s Connexion is highly desirable. Computer literacy is required. Some supervisory experience preferred.


Working knowledge of AACR2, MARC, RDA, LCSH, and LC classification required. Familiarity with current cataloging rules, practices, and procedures. Working knowledge of digital asset management systems such as CONTENTdm. Competence for successfully overseeing various projects associated with cataloging operations in an academic library and the evaluation of library resources and services. Ability to supervise and train library staff and student assistants. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages preferred.


A graduate degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program with coursework in the organization of information, cataloging, and metadata.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. commitment to a diverse academic community and aptitude for working effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Requires interpersonal communication skills and problem solving, organizational, time management, and analytical skills. Outstanding attention to detail and thoroughness. Must have the ability to be flexible with job responsibilities and to work both independently and collaboratively in a changing environment. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers and the campus community. Requires some general reference service, including occasional weekend/evening hours on a rotating schedule. Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 03-15-2022