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Cataloging and Instruction Librarian, The Williston Northampton School (Easthampton)

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a culturally diverse educational community serving students in grades 7-12. We are seeking to fill the position of Cataloging and Instruction Librarian. 

The Cataloging and Instruction Librarian performs a variety of functions in the School’s library assisting the Director in the operation of the Library and assisting faculty and students in the full use of all library services. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Perform original and copy cataloging, create and maintain metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, audio-visual, and electronic resources; Responsible for oversight of all aspects of record quality and catalog integrity, which includes revising older records to meet current standards; Assist in the development of policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging of library materials; Work with colleagues in the selection of books and other media for collection development; Participate in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; Compile and analyze annual cataloging statistics; Maintain knowledge of and engage in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging; Provide reference support to students; question student’s needs; investigate thoroughly print and on-line resources; guide students with good search strategies; follow-up to confirm research needs are met. The position will involve working some evenings until 10PM and occasional weekends and special events. A complete job description available at 


Knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, MARC21, and DDC-23.
Experience with library cataloging and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

Candidates must be able to successfully complete the state and school mandated background checks including CORI, SORI, and a fingerprint-based criminal background check. Full benefit eligibility. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume and contact information for three references to MattieByrd McHold, Library Director, at  Non-smoking campus EOE


2019-05-31 |  Quick link to this job