Catalog Librarian

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Job Description

The Catalog Librarian is responsible for cataloging library materials in all formats in coordination with the Technical Services Team. This individual reports to the Head of Cataloging and Electronic Resource Management.



  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging of library materials in all formats according to national standards and local policies.

  • Create original bibliographic records for born-digital NEC concert recordings.

  • Upgrade and/or enhance bibliographic records in the national database (OCLC).

  • Evaluate and edit bibliographic records in the local catalog.

  • Perform authority work and maintain bibliographic data in the local catalog.

  • Keep current with developments in national cataloging trends in order to maintain the quality of the local and national databases, and to recommend changes in cataloging policy and procedures in accordance with national standards for bibliographic description.

  • Assist in documenting departmental procedures.

  • Compile cataloging-related statistics.

  • Assist library patrons with reference questions, the use of library materials, and the library catalog as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned as part of the Technical Services Team.



  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and Bachelor’s degree in Music required.

  • Minimum of one year of experience cataloging music materials using RDA, AACR2, MARC formats, and LC subject headings and classification schemes required.

  • Knowledge of and experience with OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system such as Voyager required.

  • Bibliographic knowledge of most European languages (especially French, German, and Italian) required.

  • Experience with authority control desirable.

  • Familiarity with LC Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT), LC Genre Form Terms (LCGFT) and their best practices desirable.

  • Experience cataloging archival and special collections and video recordings desirable.

  • Knowledge of standard repertoire in all performance areas of Western classical music.

  • Rigorous attention to detail and keen problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.

How to Apply

Applications will be considered until position is filled. See the full job posting and apply here.

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