Cataloging Librarian

San Angelo, Texas
Feb 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Cataloging Librarian

Job Summary/Description

Under general supervision by the Head of Cataloging Services, the Cataloging Librarian provides access to library materials through copy cataloging, original cataloging, and classification, for all material formats, physical and electronic.

Typical Duties/Job Duties

• Performs copy and original cataloging of library materials in a variety of subject areas and formats by applying latest rules of descriptive cataloging and classification in compliance with national standards and local guidelines, policies and practices.

• Ensures the accuracy and consistency of data in the cataloging and classification of library materials. When necessary expands the data to conform to library standards.

• Utilizes professional cataloging tools to assign call numbers, subject headings, and other descriptive information to all library materials (Resource Description and Access (RDA), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress classification (LCC), and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data).

• Maintains knowledge of current trends in cataloging rules and standards, such as RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, and MARC21.

• Participates in Research Assistance Desk coverage, including evening and weekend rotations.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of best practices, trends, and standards of cataloging operations in an academic library setting.

• Knowledge of/or ability to catalog a variety of physical and electronic library materials.

• Knowledge of/or ability to learn the use of appropriate digital technology (hardware and software), such as Voyager, MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion, RDA Toolkit, and Classification Web

• Knowledge of /or ability to learn and apply the following cataloging tools: RDA, LCSH and LCC, and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data.

• Skilled in oral, written, and interpersonal communications.

• Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English; to perform basic mathematical calculations; to learn and use the online library database system.

• Strong interpersonal, research, analytical, organizational, and time management skills, as well as attention to detail.

• Ability to work effectively in both a team setting and independently and be strongly service oriented.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program, including coursework in cataloging rules and standards.

• Knowledge of the purpose of cataloging and familiarity with MARC records and the Library of Congress classification system or equivalent.

• One year of cataloging experience in an academic library or equivalent course work.

• Knowledge of OCLC tools, MARC21, RDA, LCSH.

• Proficiency with desktop computers and software.

• Skill with basic MSOffice suite applications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Supervisory experience.

• Some foreign language skills.

• Experience with MS Excel and Access

• Experience with an ILS, preferably Voyager.

EEO Statement

Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Angelo State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that a qualified individual with a disability has the same rights and privileges in employment as non-disabled employees. If an accommodation is requested for the job application process, please contact our office at (325) 942-2168 or email us at