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Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian

(Part-time 15 hours per week)

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for the ordering, receiving, cataloging, and classification of library materials in the Technical Services Department. This is a 15 hour a week position, with flexible scheduling possible.


Examples of Work: 

  • Ordering (Edifact) in Acquisitions module
  • Checking shipments for accuracy prior to receiving in Acquisitions module
  • Receiving materials in Acquisitions module
  • Importing and approving invoices (Edifact)
  • Ordering from non-Edifact vendors and publishers
  • Copy cataloging
  • Call for Cataloging (OSL) for MARC records
  • Search for MARC records in Worldcat
  • Perform original cataloging as necessary
  • Classification (Dewey) as necessary



The position is best filled by an energetic and extremely detail-oriented individual.  Outstanding work ethic, strong commitment to customer-centered service and flexibility are critical. Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment with diverse patrons and coworkers.


  • MLS from an ALA accredited program.  MLS student at least half way through a degree including cataloging, may also apply.
  • Experience with both the Acquisitions and Cataloging modules of Sierra preferred; skilled at planning and organizing; flexibility to adapt to local acquisitions/cataloging practices; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of standards such as RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, Library of Congress subject headings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships, particularly with librarians responsible for materials selection.
  • Comfortable with, or willing to learn, a range of software, including Google G Suite, Microsoft Office and project management software.
  • This position is non-exempt and is not part of the Union due to the hours worked each week.
  • Hours:  15 hours per week, variable hours based on Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. Flexibility is expected for special events, etc. 
  • Hourly rate is $19-$21 per hour


Please submit cover letter and resume by November 19, 2018.

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