Cataloging and Collection Management Librarian

East Falls, Philadelphia
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Created: March 14, 2023


The Cataloging and Collection Management Librarian is responsible for acquiring and cataloging the library’s electronic, print, and special collections. This position also works collaboratively with personnel at Scott Memorial Library to manage all aspects of the e-resources life cycle. This position reports to the Paul J. Gutman Director of Library Operations.


This position is hybrid. Hybrid is defined as one day working from home a week; one day working from Scott Memorial Library in Center City, Philadelphia, occasionally. Three to four days working in the library.


Major responsibilities include:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging on print, electronic and other formatted materials, including special collections, using mainly Dewey classification and LCSH.
  • Provide professional oversight and supervision of staff engaged in the processing of selected materials.
  • Create and maintain collection integrity with collection policies, weeding protocols and inventory assessments.
  • Engage with publishers, vendors, and consortia to acquire content and conduct ongoing evaluation of their services.
  • Develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for the acquisition of library resources.
  • Work with Associate Director, Collection Management in the acquisition, administration, and evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Support library reference services with scheduled on-call and chat service hours (in-person and remote).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Experience cataloging in academic library or library setting.
  • Experience with library electronic resources (such as cataloging, managing subscriptions, resolving access issues)
  • Experience with an integrated library management system
  • Experience with RDA and MARC cataloging rules


Preferred qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years professional experience in an academic library
  • Experience with ExLibris’s Alma/Primo library system
  • Experience supervising staff and/or student workers.
  • Bachelor’s or second master’s degree in any subject within Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business or Engineering, or in-depth subject knowledge in those areas.
  • Familiarity with batch editing processes using LMS or external utility such as MarcEdit
  • Experience with batch loading and maintenance of vendor catalog records
  • Experience with Open Athens



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Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 20:58 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 20:58 UTC