Cataloger/Collections Development Librarian

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

Do you have cataloging experience and a keen eye for detail? Are you technology oriented? The Utah State Library Division seeks a librarian to assist in the cataloging and collection development of the State Library’s physical collection.

Principle Duties
The incumbent will:

Perform both original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats.
Maintain authority control over the bibliographic database.
Apply terms from controlled vocabularies including Library of Congress name and subject authorities.
Assume responsibility for collection development of the physical collection, particularly the Utah and Professional Development Collections, selecting materials in direct accordance with the library’s collection development policy.
Perform weeding and inventory projects as needed according to library policy.
Train bookmobile staff on the use of the cataloging module of the ILS.
Stay current on new materials relevant to the State Library collection by reviewing sources, publishers’ catalogs, and attending professional meetings.
Maintain a USL cataloging manual with local policies and procedures.

The Ideal Candidate
The best person for this position is someone who is:
Able to work well with a diverse team with a positive outlook.
Open to change and new experiences as opportunities for growth.
Experienced using Innovative Interfaces’ Polaris and LEAP products.
Capable of being proactive and is actively looking for ways to improve their knowledge, expertise, and library services.
Familiar with classification practices using the Dewey Decimal System.
Experienced using OCLC Connexion, CatExpress, WebDewey, and/or RDA Toolkit.

Typical Qualifications
Knowledge of the following are typically associated with this job:
Knowledge of traditional MARC cataloging concepts and procedures.
Familiarity with cataloging protocols and standards, and bibliographic tools, including databases and websites.
Able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Self-motivated, ability to work independently.
Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy.
Able to read, write and speak English.

Preference will be given to those with a Masters of Library Science and experience using the Polaris ILS.

Work Location
This is an onsite position, with the eventual possibility of remote work for no more than one day per week.

Supplemental Information

MLS Degree in Library Science or closely related field of study.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, being subject to possible physical attack, etc.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

To apply for this job please visit