Cataloger/Systems Librarian -- Temple College -- Temple, TX

JOB TITLE: Cataloger/Systems Librarian
FLSA: Exempt
SALARY LEVEL: Professional Level 4

The following duties, responsibilities, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's), and physical requirements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. The information listed below is not intended to be construed as a complete listing of all duties, responsibilities, KSA's, and physical requirements required of this position since changes to the position may occur at any time or additional requirements that may be added over the course of time.

Provide original and copy cataloging of library acquisitions in a variety of formats using appropriate national standards such as AACR2, RDA, MARC, LC Subject Headings and LC Classification and local practices. Maintain authority control of the library database. Responsible for the management of the library’s integrated library system (ILS) including technical support, problem solving and staff training. Responsible for ILS upgrades and customizations. Assist with collection development. Provide reference assistance as needed.


The incumbent will:

  • Oversee the management of the library’s integrated library system (ILS).
  • Oversee and perform ILS upgrades and customizations.
  • Be responsible for ILS technical support, problem solving and staff training.
  • Provide original and copy cataloging of library acquisitions in a variety of formats using appropriate national standards.
  • Identify and resolve errors in online catalog, such as correcting bibliographic records and maintaining uniformity of subjects and series titles.
  • Maintain Authority Control of the library database.
  • Delete discarded/weeded titles from the integrated library system.
  • Re-catalog materials, as appropriate to provide better organization, discovery and access.
  • Track and compile electronic resource usage statistics for required reports.
  • Follow policies, procedures, standards and goals for the cataloging and collection development workflows.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Perform reference desk functions.
  • Perform circulation desk functions as needed.
  • Develop and execute archival-based displays in the library and other locations on campus as required.
  • Participate in the development and achievement of annual library goals and objectives.
  • Assist in the development of library policies.
  • Keep current with modifications to library and college policies and procedures; attend training as necessary to adjust to changes.
  • Participate in college committees and councils; attend meetings and commencement ceremonies as required.
  • Work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by the Division Director, Learning Resources.

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and three (3) years full-time experience.

PREFERENCE: Two years of professional experience in cataloging. Knowledge of OCLC WorldShare Management Services platform. Microsoft Office application software skills.



  • Knowledge of Original Cataloging, Collection Development, and Acquisitions.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the operation of Integrated Library Systems, related software and related library vendor services.
  • Knowledge of academic research methods.
  • Knowledge of academic databases and research techniques.
  • Knowledge of FERPA policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan services.
  • Knowledge to evaluate library holdings.
  • Knowledge of integrated library system software and related library vendor services.


  • Analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.


  • Ability to perform workflow analyses.
  • Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate patron information needs.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty on instruction and collection development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide reference services.
  • Ability to use and assist others with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to implement operational policies and procedures in area of expertise.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to track, compile and interpret library resource usage statistics; generate required reports.
  • Ability to work individually and as a team member.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as required.
  • Ability to perform reference desk functions.
  • Ability to perform circulation desk functions.
  • Ability to evaluate library holdings.

Moderate physical activity is required with occasional lifting and manipulation of books or objects up to 35 pounds. Must sit or stand for extended periods of time. Keyboarding and data entry manipulation.

Work is normally performed in an office setting. Duties may require travel in personal or school owned vehicles. This position may require evening and weekend work hours.


Division Director, Learning Resources.

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