Cataloger, Published Material, Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library

About the Position

Reporting to the Head of Published and Printed Materials and working in a special collections environment, the Cataloger, Published Material at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library performs a variety of complex technical and specialized library functions in relation to the preparation of bibliographic and holdings records for monographs and serials, including original cataloging of serials, rare books and pamphlets, and a variety of other library materials.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Creates original cataloging in OCLC for various library materials in a variety of languages and subject fields according to current metadata content and structure standards. Does subject analysis and research to verify supporting authority records following national standards and local practice.
  • Responsible for serials bibliographic cataloging and the creation of detailed holdings records often from multiple workflows following CONSER guidelines.
  • Performs complex copy cataloging in all subjects collected by the library, including materials in Romance and other languages.
  • Records detailed copy specific physical description and provenance information following established practice for holdings records in Harvard’s Alma system for all items cataloged.
  • Performs MARC record work within Harvard Library’s catalog and OCLC’s Worldcat to maintain accurate holdings by correcting errors, updating, enhancing, reconciling discrepancies, and reporting duplicates.
  • Collaborates as part of a team of catalogers and metadata specialists in resolving difficult cataloging problems and stalled items. Consults with and advises colleagues about cataloging rules and practices. Keeps current with Harvard Library cataloging best practices and national standards.
  • Communicates with Harvard Library Technical Services (LTS) to understand and resolve Alma system or other technical problems.
  • Stays informed of evolving technical services trends, changing practices and standards, new cataloging software applications and local technology changes; participates in the development of local policies; suggests innovations and generates ideas for improving workflows and creating efficiencies.
  • Works with Research Services librarians and other colleagues to provide intellectual and physical access to materials in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for occasional reference desk shifts, serves on library-wide teams and committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • ALA-accredited MLS (Master’s in Library Science).
  • Three years of professional library cataloging experience in an academic, special, or research library with detailed, working knowledge of cataloging practices and procedures and of library automated systems.
  • Must have experience with serials cataloging, including original cataloging and the creation of detailed, accurate holdings following CONSER guidelines.
  • Must understand authority records and authority control and be familiar with the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • Experience cataloging in OCLC’s Connexion and working with Connexion templates, macros, and OCLC authority records is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current international data content and structure standards related to bibliographic, holding and authority cataloging such as MARC 21, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCRI, CONSER, BIBCO, PCC, NAF, LCGT, RBMS controlled vocabularies, and DCRM(B).
  • Strong written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of U.S. women’s and culinary history.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills and the ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance long-term projects and daily cataloging workflow.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, and other diverse groups and individuals in a collegial manner.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the adoption of new software, project protocols, and workflows.
  • Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a department team with shared goals.

Physical Requirements:

Employee must have the ability to sit at a desk for a minimum of seven hours a day and complete tasks requiring repetitive use of hands (keyboarding). This position involves regularly lifting and must be able to lift 40 pounds, manage cartloads of material weighing up to 40 pounds and climb ladders to retrieve or re-shelf collections.

Working Conditions:

  • The job is performed at the Schlesinger Library in a temperature-controlled office environment generally between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Occasional work on Saturday will be required to cover reference shifts.
  • There may be limited exposure to dust and mold.


The salary for this position has been budgeted at $65,000 to $75,000 annually.

How to apply:

Interested applicants must apply for the Cataloger, Published Material position through Harvard Careers, Harvard University’s online employment application system. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

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E-Resources and Open Strategies Librarian, University of Idaho

The University of Idaho Library is hiring an E-Resources and Open Strategies Librarian!

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Library

Employee Category: Faculty (Tenure-track)

Pay Range: $50,003 – $54,995 or more DOE

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Date of first consideration: August 1, 2021; open until filled.

Position Summary:

The University of Idaho Library seeks an enthusiastic and innovative Electronic Resources and Open Strategies Librarian to oversee licensing and ensure discoverability for electronic journals, books, and media. Additionally, the successful applicant will monitor the scholarly publishing environment to identify opportunities for the Library to contribute to high-impact initiatives that effect positive change in the scholarly communications environment. Duties include supervising two FTE classified staff and coordinating activities with the rest of the Technical Services team.

Full details at:

Please contact Jeremy Kenyon, (Chair, Search Committee) with any questions.  Thank you!

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Systems & Technology Manager, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

The Library Systems & Technology Manager is an IT professional who supports, manages, and maintains the library’s computing environment. The Manager must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated technology expertise. Collaborating with librarians, library staff, and the College’s Information Technology Services (ITS), the Systems & Technology Manager will: contribute technical expertise to the maintenance of the library’s technology infrastructure, including the integrated library services platform, website, interlibrary loan system, and discovery service; troubleshoot IT issues across the libraries’ service portfolio; and oversee technologies in the library’s public and staff areas such as printers, scanners, circulating technology, digitization, and 3D printers and other makerspace technologies. The Manager will also provide leadership and guidance in identifying and implementing innovative emerging technologies in the libraries. In addition to having technical proficiency and problem solving skills, the Manager should be interested in libraries, understand the exploratory nature of our work, and be enthusiastic about using and supporting technology within academic libraries.

Salary is $58,000 to start and comes with a generous benefits package including medical, retirement, vacation and holidays, and tuition reimbursement. Professional development is strongly encouraged and funded through the library’s budget.

For more information and the complete posting, visit

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Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian, LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking an Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian for an opportunity to work at a prestigious federal agency located in Washington, DC. The library serves the agency’s department, public, education community and other government agencies. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. Work must be performed on-site.


  • Manage electronic databases, journals and monographs
  • Update and maintain patron access through IP-address and password management
  • Participate in providing reference and research services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to requests using the full range of available resources
  • Participate in liaison and outreach programs as needed
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the agency
  • Stay abreast of trends in library and information science


  • Knowledge and experience with SharePoint or similar web technologies
  • Experience working with vendors, including handling usernames and passwords, distributing IP addresses to vendors
  • Planning/coordinating training on new or updated electronic resources for library staff and when appropriate department employees
  • Ability to manage electronic library resources
  • Understanding of the role of the Library and the needs of its customers
  • Provide general and specialized reference and research services on issues relating to education and educational policy
  • Strong public/customer service orientation
  • Understanding of the role of technology in library functions and services; ability to apply technology in functional area
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with a diverse community
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library/information science program
  • Three years experience working with electronic serials, databases and e-books

The salary range for this position is $60 – 75K.

To apply, visit:

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UNCC Collection Strategist

Collection Strategist

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Collection Strategist to lead the coordination for evidence-based content acquisition, management, and assessment regardless of format or delivery platform and will contribute to budget planning and management. The strategist guides collection development and management decision making, designs assessment strategies and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to inform and substantiate the strategic allocation of the Library’s collections budget and current holdings, with a focus on innovation and open knowledge. This role will also manage the work of one faculty and one staff member in the collection services unit. 


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or an appropriate equivalent
  • 2-5 years working in collections or assessment in an academic or research library


  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with collection management and budgeting.
  • Experience with integrated library systems (i.e. Ex Libris Alma).
  • High level of proficiency with data management, analysis, visualization, and presentation tools such as Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Google Slides, Tableau, and MySQL. 
  • Strong data analysis skills; proven skills to gather, assess, interpret, and present quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.
  • Knowledge of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development and scholarly communication.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the library.
  • Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant.

For a full job description and additional information visit our Web site at


(Search Faculty Vacancies – Position #008616)

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.

Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE

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Acquisitions and Receiving Specialist, UNC Charlotte, Atkins Library

UNC Charlotte, Atkins Library is searching for a new Acquisitions and Receiving Specialist (University Library Specialist)!

The Acquisitions and Receiving Specialist receives and pays for all non-serial material (books, DVDs, etc.) ordered for the Library’s collections and confers with vendors when discrepancies, problems, or questions arise. This position is responsible for preparing and transmitting accurate payment amounts to the University’s Accounts Payable department via the University procurement system (49er Mart); establishing bibliographic and order information for the Library’s online system for standing orders and serial annual editions; sharing responsibility for original and copy cataloging for non-serial Library materials; and processing and receiving periodical issues upon receipt or serves as a backup. 

UNC Charlotte, Atkins Library will be accepting applications for this position until July 18th, 2021.

Salary Range: $36,853 – $42,621.

For more information and to apply to this position, please visit:

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Systems Librarian for Consortium Operations, CSCU Library Consortium

The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) Library Consortium ( is accepting applications for the newly created position of Systems Librarian for Consortium Operations. Under the direction of the Program Manager for Library Consortium Operations, the Systems Librarian for Consortium Operations works collegially to advance functional leadership and technical support in planning, implementing, maintaining, and assessing systems, applications, and services that enable the CSCU Library Consortium to further realize its mission and strategic objectives.

To learn more and to apply:

Starting Salary:  $68,581 to $89,027 (midpoint) plus excellent State-supported fringe benefits.

The search closes on July 11, 2021.

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Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Collections and Online Resources, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

Indiana University Southeast invites applications for the position of Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Collections and Online Resources. The IU Southeast Library plays a vital role fostering student success via excellent reference services, an outstanding information literacy program, effective and engaging patron outreach and service, and responsive, pedagogically relevant collections and services.

We seek a creative and highly motivated individual to join a collegial team of six faculty librarians and seven staff members who are strongly committed to delivering state-of-the-art services and resources in a supportive, service-oriented, collaborative environment.

This is a faculty status tenure-track position with expectations for excellent performance, research/creative activity/professional development, and service. The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant Librarian level.

The Coordinator of Collections & Online Resources participates in the collection development and collection management of the entirety of the Library’s resources, including print titles, online journals and serials, databases, eBooks, streaming video, government publications, and more. The successful candidate will administer the entire lifecycle of e-resources, including licensing, acquisition, discoverability, access and accessibility, and assessment, and serve as the Library’s Government Documents Depository Coordinator for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This position also will be an active participant in the reference, instruction, and liaison programs on campus.

Salary: Appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian with a salary of $48,000.

For the complete job description and to apply:

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Library Sales Manager, Modern Language Association, New York, NY

The Modern LanguageAssociation (MLA) is seeking a library sales manager to develop and sustain relationships with library customers, create data-driven institutional sales strategies, and coordinate with customer service to support customers’ use of our digital subscription product MLA Handbook Plus. 

Reporting to the director of outreach, the library sales manager will work closely with marketing staff and with the office of scholarly communication. As the primary point of contact for institutional subscribers, the library sales manager will contribute to the ongoing development of the product by conveying user feedback to content creators. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with the higher education library market and be enthusiastic about building relationships with librarians to support adoption and use of MLA Handbook Plus.  


  • Manages sales and renewals for library accounts
  • Cultivates new sales through calls, e-mails, and other channels in order to meet revenue targets
  • Uses analytics and other customer data to develop and manage relationships through association CRM
  • Develops, tracks, and follows up with leads
  • Helps develop new lead-generation strategies in collaboration with other marketing staff members
  • Creates sales and usage reports for digital product
  • Responds to queries from customers
  • Attends in-person and virtual conferences and participates in other outreach activities aimed at purchasers and end users
  • Stays up to date on trends in the library market
  • Contributes to other MLA sales and marketing efforts as needed 

Salary Range and Benefits: $62,000 – $73,000 commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost. 

Full Position Description and Instructions for Applying: (scroll to Library Sales Manager)

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