Cataloger job description


This position is responsible for the online creation of original and adaptive Library of Congress and Enhanced MARC cataloging records for books and media.

Job Description:

Maintains bibliographic records in the Integrated Library System (ILS) shared by members of the AspenCat Library Consortium. Catalogs library materials according to current standards and rules to ensure library customers and staff are able to efficiently locate materials. Classifies library materials and keeps database records up-to-date and accurate. Works closely with Colorado Library Consortium to ensure bibliographic record accuracy and to resolve database and access issues.  Works independently under general supervision.

Imports bibliographic records from an external database of bibliographic records to internal library database. Researches records and makes updates as needed. Creates original records as required.

Provides exemplary customer service while working at checkout desk or as backup.  Assists patrons with technology and computer questions, locating materials and general library use.

Shelf reads assigned section to ensure items are shelved correctly.

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.


Functional knowledge of public library organizations and collections; Library of Congress Subject Headings; Machine Readable Cataloging Records (MARC); Dewey Decimal Classification system; Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); database fundamentals,  MS Excel and PC skills.

Skilled in technology software and able to troubleshoot.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; provide excellent customer service; recognize and set priorities; plan, organize and coordinate work; work effectively in a team setting; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager.

Additional information:

Position is 24 hours per week, schedule TBD and may include one evening a week.  Salary commensurate with experience and knowledge.  Please drop off a letter of interest and resume to the library or email before December 14.

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