Faculty and Staff Positions

Music Cataloger

The Music Cataloger position is a 12 month, part-time (20 hours per week) position reporting directly to the Technical Services Librarian and under the general supervision of the Director of Library Services. Music Cataloger job activities pertain to creating and entering accurate data into the online catalog and overseeing the physical processing of all items housed in the Music Resource Center, as well as music-related materials housed in Squires Library and the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center.

Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Knowledge and skills in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Some background and knowledge in music history and/or music performance


  • Two (2) years of experience working in a library setting or any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities, including previous supervisory experience
  • Background in administration and management
  • Experience with OCLC and other library platforms
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system

Skill Requirements:

  • Self-starter with an eye for detail
  • Willingness to learn and stay current with cataloging standards
  • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision in accordance with established procedures
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with an Internet-based ILS (Integrated Library System) is a plus
  • Ability and willingness to train and supervise student assistants
  • Flexibility and willingness to participate as a team player
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress classification
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational and decision making skills

Essential Functions:
The specific job functions of this position may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs copy cataloging according to department manual and does so in a timely and efficient manner
  • Uses judgment to determine when an item needs original cataloging or when an item’s existing data record requires an upgrade
  • Creates original catalog records as needed
  • Understands and utilizes both print and online cataloging resources
  • Implements current cataloging and classification standards, including but not limited to RDA (Resource Description and Access) and Library of Congress Classification and subject heading usage
  • Performs some physical treatment and re-binding of materials
  • Attends departmental meetings, online workshops, and instructional sessions when scheduled
  • Organizes materials according to highest priority
  • Withdraws materials from ILS and handles physical aspects of withdrawals
  • Works on other projects and database cleanups as needed

Interested candidates may submit their resume electronically to Amy Mercer, Associate Lecturer and Technical Services/ Series Librarian at amercer@leeuniversity.edu.