Catalog Librarian – Alexandria, VA

Position: Catalog Librarian
Location: ASRC Federal Space & Defense – Alexandria, VA


  • Duties encompass one or more of the following activities, copy and original cataloging using RDA standards.
  • Cataloging both physical and digital materials. Ensuring collections are updated and maintained (both physical and electronic collections).
  • Following Government and contract procedures for cataloging library materials, and maintenance of current cataloging records.
  • Contributing to collection inventory efforts. May perform general research including the use Internet and online databases.
  • Compiles library statistics and analyzes data for the operation of the library information center as required for USPTO wide reporting.
  • Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.


  • Masters in Library Science plus three years library/information center experience. Education requirement may be waived by extensive demonstration of practical experience in the field.
  • Experience with copy cataloging using OCLC.
  • Experience in original cataloging.
  • Processes discards
  • Acts as a backup to other cataloging staff members
  • Experience converting the existing/legacy ILS records to RDA Standard
  • Experienced in Microsoft office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Catalogers must have expertise in one or more ILS (Integrated Library Systems), (e.g. Horizon, the current online catalog at PTO), current MARC/Conser standards as well as RDA, AACR2, and LC classification systems.