Music and Media Cataloging Assistant

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Job Description

The University of Arkansas Libraries seek a dynamic professional to serve as Music and Media Cataloging Assistant.

General Duties

Performs copy cataloging for music scores and all media formats.  When no copy can be located in OCLC, creates original bibliographic description according to current national and local standards.  Serves as a backup for other cataloging assistants.  Creates item records and spine labels for library materials, creates basic authority records, and provides support for the Unit head.  Occasionally works with special collections materials.  Performs miscellaneous tasks or database maintenance projects, as assigned.  Reports to the Head of the Music and Media Cataloging Unit.

The successful candidate should have reading knowledge of a Western European language in addition to English, good written and oral communication skills, a keen customer service focus, the ability to work independently and to collaborate with others, demonstrated ability to pay attention to details, and the ability to prioritize work with competing demands and to meet multiple deadlines.


Required:  A bachelor’s degree, at least four years of recent experience in a library environment, cataloging experience, experience reading music, and experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.  [Applicable equivalencies may be considered.]  Preferred:  Cataloging experience with various formats; experience with cataloging standards; experience with OCLC and an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces; and music coursework and experience with performing in music ensembles.

Salary and Benefits

Twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position (Senior Library Assistant).  Salary: $30,000.  Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.


The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students.  The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities.  The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered.  The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission.  For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (  The University of Arkansas campus ( in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.  With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters.  This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

How to Apply

Application deadline and contact information

 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by March 23, 2017, will receive full consideration.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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