The cataloger is responsible for creating original cataloging for all newly acquired continuing resources in all formats. The Library is an active contributor to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), contributing to the national efforts of CONSER, BIBCO, NACO, and SACO; therefore, all descriptive cataloging is performed in accordance with national standards.  The cataloger also performs the regular metadata maintenance associated with continuing resources, required not only to assure accurate, clear, and usable data, but to also promote access and discoverability. The cataloger should expect to work not only with current materials, but also materials that span the existing historical holdings of the Library’s collection.

The cataloger collaborates with other catalogers as well as Library staff outside of the Department in an effort to best inform local policies and procedures as they apply to continuing resources publications.  Assists in the ongoing guidance and instruction of all members of the Technical Services Department who regularly engage in the management and workflows of continuing resources.  Regularly collaborates on special projects with the section’s library assistants.  The cataloger also serves on library committees, participates in library-wide programs and activities, and is expected to be active professionally both locally and nationally. 

The role of the Continuing Resources section continues to evolve, requiring its members to be open-minded, flexible, and possess the willingness and ability to adapt to changing departmental, library, and technology needs.

The cataloger will be expected to possess the following skills:





SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off. There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

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 Please submit a cover letter, CV and reference contact information through the above site by June 9, 2014.
Review of application will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.  


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

 The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.