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Cataloging Lead

Newport Public Library

Newport, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

Apply By May 31st, 2022


$46,000.00 to $48,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Newport, RI





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



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Job Description

Summary: The Cataloging Lead performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, and provides inventory support for the Newport Public Library.   

Essential Duties: 
• Adds accurate bib, item and volume level records to Ocean State Library’s (OSL) Sierra ILS.  
• Categorizes and classifies all library materials, including books, A/V, periodicals, and non-traditional lending materials. 
• Ensures all material can be retrieved conveniently using standardized methods and guidelines. 
• Evaluates content collection items and applies call numbers that both work for the item and the collection as a whole.  
• Runs reports monthly to maintain collection consistency, accuracy and monitors for borrowing trends. 
• Updates department documentation. 
• Attends meetings, conferences and continuing education classes. 
• Keeps apprised of the latest developments in the field. 
• Assists with physically processing materials, as needed.  
• Coverage of public service desks and other duties may vary, and are applied at the discretion of the Library Director and Head of Collection Management.  

Minimum Qualifications: 
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate school program or a Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of cataloging experience. 
• Knowledge of MARC format, AACR2 and RDA cataloging practices. 
• Familiarity with both Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems.  
• A basic understanding of HTML coding language. 
• Familiarity with Google Workspace and Office 365. 
• Experience with an integrated library system. 

Preferred Qualifications:
• MLS from an ALA-accredited program; current enrollees close to graduation will be considered. 
• Experience using the following programs: Sierra ILS, LibApps, BTCAT, OCLC Connexion, WebDewey, FirstSearch, TS360. 
• Familiarity with programming/scripting languages. 
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. 

See https://newportlibraryri.org/job-opportunities/ for full job description. 

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

• Full time at 35 hours per week, working Monday-Friday; 
• $46,000-48,000 (DOQ), with 1% stepped increase in addition to annual COLA; 
• Excellent benefits (health and dental), including 14 paid holidays;  


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HR Info

To apply:  Please send a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to jobs@newportlibraryri.org. This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin on Friday, May 13, 2022.  

Posted Apr 20, 2022