Cataloging Librarian

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Job Description

Westminster Choir College of Rider University’s Talbott Library seeks a motivated, energetic, and collaborative professional to serve in a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor-Librarian, beginning on Fall 2018.




The incumbent will provide intellectual access for music resources held by Talbott Library by performing original and complex copy cataloging of books, scores, and non-print materials, in accordance with local and national descriptive and encoding standards. The incumbent will design, implement, and manage workflows for original and copy cataloging of music resources, as well as review and propose local cataloging policies and workflows relevant to music materials, and oversee all aspects of bibliographic control.

The person filling this position will coordinate cataloging projects, train and mentor staff and student workers, write documentation, and share reference responsibilities with other librarians in the department.

As this is a tenure track faculty position, the incumbent will participate in faculty governance by serving on library and university committees, and will also contribute to the profession through publication, research, and professional engagement.




An ALA-accredited M.L.S degree is required. Additionally, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music is required, and a second master’s degree in a music-related field is required for tenure.

The department seeks applicants with experience in original cataloging in OCLC, demonstrated understanding of principles of authority control, demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, RDA, MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and other relevant cataloging tools (LCMPT, LCGFT, Cataloger’s Desktop).

In addition to bibliographic knowledge of German and French, knowledge of music reference sources, and experience with an integrated library system (preferably Sierra), we seek a candidate with a strong commitment to library service.


The Environment


Westminster Choir College of Rider University is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Westminster and the surrounding community are highly desired. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.

Talbott Library values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

Rider is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Rider University continues to shine in the national rankings as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and Princeton Review. Further information is available at


How to Apply

Applicants must apply directly for Position No. 300452 through our website at: Please attach: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement outlining commitment to diversity and evidence working with and teaching diverse students; and the names and contact information for three references. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than August 30, 2018.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

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