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Cataloging Supervisor, Norton Public Library (Norton)

The Norton Public Library seeks a Cataloging Supervisor to join our team due to an upcoming retirement. This position oversees the preparation, processing and original and copy cataloging of library materials, is responsible for creation of catalog records and collection maintenance in accordance with professional standards, and provides assistance with daily operations of the library, including customer service and public service desk tasks. Position reports to the Library Director. 

Position is 35 hours per week and includes evening hours and a Saturday rotation. Expected hours of work: Mon 12:30-7:30, Tues-Thurs 9-4:30, Fri or Sat 9-2:30. The position includes excellent benefits including health insurances, vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave

Responsible for maintaining the collection in an organized and orderly fashion
Assists with cataloging supplies ordering
Opening and/or closing supervisory tasks one evening a week and some Saturdays
Participates in inspecting and recording of new materials shipments
Processes all materials (donations and purchases) or prepares for assistant
Repairs and cleans damaged materials, or gives to appropriate supervisor for potential replacement or billing; assists with weeding and other collection-related projects
Trains and supervises people to assist with technical services (staff, volunteers, and possibly Wheaton student employees) 
Enters holding information into SAILS central cataloging module
Represents the library at SAILS technical services committee meetings
performs similar or related work, as required or as situation dictates


Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent public library experience
Technical services library experience preferred, especially with SirsiDynix Workflows
highly motivated and able to work independently, prioritize, and adapt to a variety of tasks quickly
accuracy and attention to detail 
good organizational skills 
good communication skills, both written and oral 
able to understand and follow written and oral directions
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, Friends, volunteers and the public in a courteous and tactful manner
excellent public service skills and a genuine enjoyment for working with patrons of diverse backgrounds
comfortable working with computers and current technology (including Windows, Microsoft and Google products)
willing and able to learn new library procedures and practices
must be flexible in order to adjust to workload and library schedule

Physical demands: physical ability to lift, retrieve, sort, push carts, and shelve materials at high and low levels
manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks
vision must be good or corrected to sufficiently perform job duties

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$45,500.00  / year

Salary Notes

Beginning salary

Closing Date

Position open until filled.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and completed town employment application (available at with the subject line Employment Application to:

Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library  -

Or Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library, 68 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766

(No phone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.)


2022-05-28 |  Quick link to this job