Cataloger – Henry Sheldon Museum (Middlebury, VT)

The Henry Sheldon Museum is seeking a cataloger to process and catalog manuscripts and other archival materials in the Stewart-Swift Research Center collections in accordance with best practices and national standards.

The Sheldon Museum has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1884. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum includes the Stewart-Swift Research Center with exceptional archival collections comprising rare books, pamphlets, manuscripts, photographs, maps, music scores, ephemera and other materials dating from the 18th century to the present covering a wide range of subjects from agriculture, art and architecture, marble and lumber industries, to religion, education, politics, women studies, and other topics of local and national significance.

Employment type: This is a part-time, hourly temporary position.

Hourly Rate Range: The hiring range for the position is $19.00 – $21.50 per hour, 8-16 hours per week. The position is on site, flexible hours, begins on February 15, 2024.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Creating original item-level MARC records; arranging and describing collections using concise, formatted, and detailed description in accordance with established national standards.
  • Developing new and updating legacy electronic finding aids to collections.
  • Performing updates to existing records as necessary.
  • Working under supervision of the Stewart-Swift Research Center Archivist to make collections available online and support the research needs of the community.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, current enrollment in a Library or Information Science Master’s program, undergraduate or graduate degree in history, or a related field or Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience in the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections
  • Knowledge of current library and archival descriptive metadata standards including DACS, EAD, MARC, DCRM(MSS), RDA/AACR2, LC authorities, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS
  • Detail oriented and strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience working with library management systems.
  • Knowledge of library resource description and practices, including the relationships between bibliographic, holdings, and item records, is necessary.

The Henry Sheldon Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 1/2/24

Reference Librarian & Cataloger – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Reference Librarian & Cataloger – Full Time

Salary:  $30.62 Hourly   Pay Grade: 17

Opening Date:  08/31/2023  Closing Date:  9/17/2023 11:59 PM


Union Affiliation: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

This position performs professional librarian duties to assure the planning and direction of activities within 2 assigned library departments: Reference librarian and Technical Service Cataloging Librarian. Approximately 50% of the time is spent at the public service Reference (Help) desk and 50% of the time is spent in the Technical Services Department doing cataloging. This position’s schedule is Tuesday through Saturday.

The full job posting can be found here:  Reference Librarian & Cataloger

This posting, as well as other current positions, can be found on the City’s Employment Opportunities page.

Our website allows applicants to create an account, apply for a job online and receive email notifications based on interest preferences.

Please contact our Human Resources Department with any questions over the phone at 802-540-3057 or via email at

– Posted 9/4/23

Librarian Cataloger – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

Search extended. The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a Librarian Cataloger with excellent communication skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgement and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on team player. Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Position Purpose:

Performs professional library and cataloging duties and provides service and assistance to patrons at the circulation desk. Performs all other related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for cataloging which includes creating records in the library database for each item the library acquires. This includes books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and other items such as puzzles.
  • MARC records are created using a specific system and requires knowledge of bibliographic standards for metadata as well as Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the library collection.
  • Maintains consistency in the catalog classification and processing of library materials.
  • Maintains statistics on the collection inventory and technical services activity.
  • Purchases all adult fiction, adult audiobooks and large print fiction and nonfiction.
  • Deselects and discards materials which involves evaluating the existing collection to determine materials that are damaged, outdated, not being used, or otherwise need to be removed from the collection.
  • Prepares the monthly newsletter that is sent to patrons. Coordinates submissions from staff and incorporates library events and highlights topics of interest based on various themes and seasons.
  • Registers patrons for the use of the various library services, including library cards, study rooms, museum passes, book groups and library programs.
  • Makes library special collections available to a wide variety of users across formats.
  • Assists patrons in using the library’s public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, Internet browsers, printers, and scanners.
  • Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone and using email.  Helps patrons locate materials by placing holds, initiating inter-library requests, and processing purchase requests.
  • Creates and implements adult programming and the marketing materials for adult programming.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.


Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:

Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Minimum of one-year library cataloging experience and three years in a public library setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work; and working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library applications. Knowledge of cataloging rules and procedures. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Demonstrated commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service. The ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff members, Trustees, community groups, and other libraries.

Ability: Ability to work with library customers and staff in a friendly, efficient manner.  Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to use computerized library systems and related equipment. Ability to master current and emerging technologies in cataloging.  Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures and to operate standard office equipment.

Skill: Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficient computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills.


Supervision Scope: This position performs various duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the ability to complete assigned tasks according to established procedures and protocol.

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Library Director.

Supervision Given: None, excepting volunteers and/or work-study students.

Job Environment:

  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderately noisy.
  • Operates computer, telephone, copier, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the general public, patrons, libraries, and community groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Errors could result in delays or loss of library services, and/or poor public relations.

Physical Requirements:

Regularly required to walk, bend, reach, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files, and other common office objects. Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time.  May move objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to communicate. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.

Benefits: Comprehensive health and dental insurance. We are part of the NH State Retirement System.

Hours: This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Salary: $19.58/hr., $40,726 annual to start. Annual COLA raise on 7/1/23.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and contact information for three professional references prior to March 17, 2023 to:

Diane Lynch, Pease Public Library Director
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

No phone calls, please.

Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to provide its citizens with exceptional service, information, technology, and entertainment. 

– Updated 3/1/23

Cataloger & Metadata Librarian – Vermont Historical Society (Barre, VT)

The Vermont Historical Society seeks a Cataloger & Metadata Librarian. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian supports enhanced discovery and access to the collections of the Leahy Library of Vermont Historical Society through original manuscript cataloging and digitization. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian will be an integral member of the team currently planning and developing a state-wide digital collections platform. This librarian will also be responsible for cataloging single-folder manuscript collections in the MARC format, enhancing the library’s legacy indexing systems. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian will work closely with the Assistant Librarian to maintain consistency of description and access points with the Leahy Library’s existing catalogs. This librarian will also contribute metadata and scans to the library’s existing digital archives.

This is a full time (40 hours/week), one year position with the possibility of extension. Starting salary $21.10/hour with an increase after six months, along with generous benefits. A full job description and application instructions can be found here:

– Posted 7/21/22