Job Details
CMAC - Jackson, TN
Full Time
Graduate Degree

Position: Catalog Librarian

Department: Lane College Library

Reports To: Head Librarian

Job Purpose:

Lane College Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and energetic catalog librarian to complement its Technical Services. He/she is responsible for managing the Technical Services and maintaining high standards of cataloging with current and evolving best practices in cataloging.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Catalog and process all purchases and selected gift books using, including applying labels and any security features.
  • Catalog print books, re-classify existing library materials as necessary, non-print formats, and archival materials.
  • Collects statistics related to cataloging.
  • Research name forms and do authority work; contribute authority records to NACO.
  • Participate in formation of policy and procedures for Technical Services. Keep up to date with new and emerging descriptive practices and tools.
  • Assist in training and revise the work of catalog as required.
  • Provide scheduled reference service and circulation desk work.
  • Assists patrons with reference questions in all subjects using print and online resources.
  • Provides library instruction as needed.
  • Attend professional development meetings and training sessions.
  • Assist in the selection of books, scholarly magazines and journals.
  • Promotes new books to the campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work at nights and weekends is required, office setting.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from An ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging /metadata content and structural standards, experience with Dewey Decimal System, MARC21, AACR2, RDA, LCSH.
  • Familiarity with authority work.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Work experience in libraries.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lift material weighing up to 40 pounds.


  • Knowledge and experience in archives.
  • Two years library experience.

To apply:      Please go to Lane College web site at: