Williamsburg, VA: Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg

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Created: April 7, 2016


Starting Rate: $47,200, salary commensurate with experience
Type of Position: Full-Time
Work Hours: Generally 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 37.5 hours weekly, including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays for special events
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The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg is seeking a Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian to oversee its daily cataloging and acquisitions functions. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), including SIRSI system administration, and performing original and copy cataloging of incoming library materials. The position is also responsible for managing the library’s acquisitions program by acquiring and processing library materials, check-in and shelving of materials, and participating in collection development activities. The Rockefeller Library manages its ILS in partnership with the Swem Library at the College of William and Mary and the successful candidate will work collaboratively in the migration from SIRSI to ExLibris Alma and lead the Foundation’s ILS implementation efforts.

Coordinates the daily operation and systems administration of the library’s ILS-system.

Responsible for original and copy cataloging and physical processing of library materials, including serials and on-line resources using the MARC format and other applicable national standards such as Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and RDA.

Ensures accuracy of and keeps abreast of cataloging and library current standards and best practices.

Leads efforts to migrate and implement the ILS; develops and recommends policies and procedures for the new software.

Serves on ILS committees and acts as liaison between Swem Library and Foundation IT staff.

Leads library’s acquisition program by reviewing materials for potential acquisition, receiving materials, processing payments, monitoring collection development budget, maintaining records, and producing requested reports.

Participates in collection development efforts by organizing collections teams comprised of Library staff and subject area experts from across the Foundation.


ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science and have experience performing the cataloging and acquisitions.

Demonstrated experience cataloging in an integrated library system and OCLC, along with experience in library systems administration.

Strong computer skills and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills along with ability to promote a positive team environment.

Ability to be adaptable and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external users and to work collaboratively across a complex organization and with external partners.

Highly desirable: Direct experience working with ExLibris Alma and Primo preferred, along with experience with SIRSI and OCLC library systems. Experience working directly with budgets and financial records. Experience performing SIRSI systems administration functions preferred.

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