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Library Cataloger, Rockport Public Library (Rockport)

•Manages all aspects of the daily operation of the Technical Services area, including the receiving, cataloging and processing of library materials and attaching records in the MVLC database. May include creation of brief MARC records.

•Preserves and maintains the Library’s physical collection so that it is accessible and appealing to readers, including mending of materials. 

•Works with the MVLC Network to ensure the Library complies with network lending agreements and metadata standards. Works with the Director to develop local policies that maximize public access to library collections.

•Exhibits a thorough knowledge of materials acquisitions, including the use of print and electronic resources.

•Evaluates and develops the collection in cooperation with selectors and as assigned and tracks budget expenditures.

•Collaborates with other staff to identify, evaluate, and invest in new technologies and collections for delivering library content. Participates in strategic planning regarding collections access. 

•Maintains the Library’s magazine and newspaper collection; submits approved orders and cancellations for all subscriptions, submits claims for undelivered issues, maintains and accurate list of all current periodical subscriptions received throughout the Library, and checks in magazine and newspaper issues received. 

•Assists with the cataloging of the Local History collection.

•Prepares monthly and annual department reports, and creates and analyzes statistical reports as needed.  

•Inventories and reports technical services supply needs. 

•Provides assistance at public service desks as assigned.

•Provides leadership in helping to achieve the goals of the Library including, but not limited to, reading professional material, attending workshops and meetings, leading groups and serving as a professional, positive role model.


·       A Master’s Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association and a minimum of 3 years professional experience.

·       Candidates with experience with Sirsi-Dynix are preferred by not required.

·       Knowledge of regional, state, national and international library standards and rules.

·       Knowledge of MARC cataloging, AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the Dewey Decimal System.

·       Previous cataloging experience preferred.

·       Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, successfully manage projects, identify workflow inefficiencies, and develop/implement systems and procedures to improve efficiency and provide better service.

·       Ability to work as a team member and independently.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·       Good interpersonal skills, friendly manner, and strong service orientation.

·       Good organizational skills, attention to detail, procedures and follow up capabilities.

·       Work effort principally involved sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, kneeling, walking and standing. There may be some occasional lifting of objects such as books, office equipment or supplies (up to 50lbs).

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:

Cindy Grove, Library Director

Rockport Public Library 

17 School Street

Rockport, MA 01966


Phone:  978-546-6934


2019-11-04 |  Quick link to this job