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Network Cataloger, CLAMS, Hyannis, MA

Part Time : 10 hours per week

Department:       Bibliographic Services
Reports To:        Member Services Manager
Effective Date:   September 2017



Under the general supervision of the Member Services Manager, or, in his/her absence, reports to Executive Director. MLS professional level Cataloging position with responsibility primarily for original cataloging, advanced copy cataloging, and some database management for CLAMS member libraries.


  • Original cataloging of print, non-print, emerging resources using a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC, and the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • May assist with training of member library staff in Cataloging.
  • Under supervision of the Member Services Manager, perform bibliographic record and authority record edits and maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain standards for quality centralized cataloging and authority control in conjunction with the Member Services Manager and CLAMS member libraries.
  • Keep current with national cataloging standards.
  • Maintain statistics.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of local automated systems and bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC, and authority processors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Member Services Manager and/or Executive Director.



Required: MLS, and at least two years cataloging experience including original cataloging, knowledge of, and work on a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC; demonstrated knowledge and experience with RDA, LCSH, MARC formats, and automated Integrated Library System Cataloging workflows.


  • Preferred: familiarity and experience with Innovative Sierra software, authority control, consortia systems, automated acquisitions, cataloging of digital resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to work as part of a team in a changing environment.
  • Detail oriented and willing to embrace change.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language, in particular, Portuguese, highly desirable.
  • Good presentation skills. Training experience desirable.
  • Strong public service ethic.
  • Ability to work with staff with varying cataloging experience.
  • Valid Driver's license and access to a reliable insured vehicle required.  This job occasionally requires travel to professional meetings and may occasionally require library visits.



10 hours per week (somewhat flexible but a regular schedule is required) between the hours of 8.30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

Please Note:  This is a small office environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.



Work is performed in a normal office environment that is usually not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computers, printer, photocopier, fax machine, and other office and computer related equipment. Work requires extended periods of sitting at a computer, reaching, typing, mousing, and other small muscle tasks. Occasional bending, reaching, crouching is required. Applicant must be able to lift 30 lbs and be able to read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing (includes email), and in person with network members, staff, vendors, & others. Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions.

Moderate levels of stress may occur. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Failure to carry out job responsibilities could result in compromised customer relations. 

Starting salary: $22 per hour. 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via email to Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received before November 13th.

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