Two Library Cataloging Positions – Baltimore, MD

Position: ¾ Time Serials Cataloging Librarian
Location: UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Position Description:

Temporary, ¾ time cataloger for a 6 month contract. All work must be done onsite. Rate: $30/hour.


Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
Strong working knowledge of RDA, AACR2, MARC bibliographic and authority records, CONSER cataloging practices, Library of Congress Subject Headings and LC Classification Scheme.
Experience cataloging serials materials providing both original, copy cataloging, and holdings information.
Experience with OCLC Connexion.
Ability to review and edit copy cataloging.
Ability to create original MARC bibliographic records for print and nonprint materials.

Demonstrated experience cataloging print and nonprint materials preferred. Experience working in Ex Libris ALEPH preferred.


This position will be responsible for cataloging serials materials for the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery including serials in Special Collections Department. Includes original cataloging and complex copy cataloging, as well as providing holdings information. Will work closely with staff in the Serials and Special Collections Departments to provide database maintenance for serials materials. Will work with print, microfilm, and eresource serials titles. Work may include complex copy cataloging of print and nonprint monographic materials for main stacks collections and special collections and possibly other materials as assigned.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Lynda Aldana (

Position: Library Assistant/Cataloger (Upper School)

Location: Friends School of Baltimore – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Friends School of Baltimore, a vibrant, 21st century learning community firmly rooted in the enduring values of the Quakers is seeking a Library Assistant to work in the Upper School beginning in December 2015. The ideal candidate will model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding 21st century education (creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience), and apply the fundamental ideals of Quaker education in a library setting.

Status: Full-time non-exempt during the academic year (late August through mid-June)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 – 6:00

Primary Responsibilities:
The major responsibilities of the Upper School Library Assistant include:

Provide daily oversight of the upper school library
Supervise and assist students
Check out materials and equipment
Provide support for equipment (including iPads, computers, copier, printers, and AV equipment, when necessary)
Perform original and copy cataloging and adapt online records for all three divisions (Lower, Middle and Upper)
Secure the library space at the end of the day
Recommend books and answer reference questions for students and teachers
Perform clerical duties (related to ordering books and periodicals and purchase suggestions)
Process new books (including dressing, adding spine labels and barcodes)
Shelve books when they are returned
Run circulation related reports and maintain statistical records
Oversee the upper school birthday books program
Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have:

experience working in a school library (preferred)
interest in and experience working with upper school students
flexibility, responsiveness and good communication skills
strong organization and attention to detail
the ability to effectively multitask in a busy library
experience with iOS devices beneficial
experience with spreadsheet software
familiarity with Alexandria or other library automation software

Bachelor’s degree required; experience preferred
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter including salary requirements in electronic format to Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Director of Library & Information Services. Electronic submissions only, please.
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