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Cataloging Librarian (LIB008, 785)

University Mission:  Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Department Mission:  To engage students in critical thinking for lifelong learning and joy of discovery, the Concordia Libraries partner with the schools and departments of the University to meet curricular objectives by developing collections, and providing resources and instruction in an hospitable environment.

Position Title

Cataloging Librarian


University Libraries

Reports To

Cataloging and Web Services Librarian

FLSA Status


Position Number


Salary Grade

Grade 6: Hiring rate is $25.00/hr.

Primary Work Location

George R. White Library; onsite; Portland Main Campus

Work Schedule

12 hours per week

Employee Classification

06 – Staff, Part-Time, Non-exempt

EEO Classification




Last Updated

April 2019


Position Summary

The Cataloging Librarian’s primary role is to provide quality service to students, faculty, staff and the community to meet their research needs. The Cataloging Librarian also provides original and copy cataloging for the materials being added to the University collections and participates in the arrangement and description of archival acquisitions.



Concordia University is a private, Christian university. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Provide original and copy cataloging of library, institutional repository, law library and archival materials.



Responsible for archives acquisitions, access, arrangement and description. Serve as liaison for archives and special collections.



Perform other duties as assigned



Work Contacts

Concordia University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community and general public.


Scope of Work

Span of control includes the technical aspects within field of expertise. Provides advice and consultation to a diverse constituency. Serves as a subject matter expert. Exercises independent judgement under limited supervision.


Working Conditions

Library, office and academic environment.


Minimum Physical Requirements

Able to tolerate prolonged sitting and exposure to computer monitors.

Able to tolerate repetitive motions including keyboarding and use of computer peripherals.

Able to lift up to 5 lbs. overhead.

Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office environment.

Able to review hard copy and digital materials for accuracy.

Able to engage in effective two-way conversation.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent.

1 year of professional cataloging experience.

Working knowledge of current cataloging standards and practices.

Familiarity with archival or institutional repository records management.

Demonstrated knowledge of the educational and research needs of the academic community.


· Working knowledge of OCLC Connexion, Exlibris Alma and Primo

· Familiarity with Law materials and RDA cataloging rules;

· Reading knowledge of German and/or Russian


Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Able to demonstrate a commitment to the goals of scholarship.

Able to consistently demonstrate enthusiasm and aptitude for integrating technology in providing library services.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty and staff in an academic environment.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, network access procedures, network drives and webmail.

Knowledge of current library cataloging and archives standards and systems including MARC21, AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, ArchivesSpace, Classification Web, and Worldcat.


Post-offer, Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Successfully pass a criminal background check


Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).