Acquisitions & Cataloging Technician III

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Nov 7th, 2022


$3,293.00 to $4,284.00 per Month   Calculate


Golden, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Acquisitions & Cataloging Technician is a full-time staff position in the Collection Management unit at the Arthur Lakes Library of Colorado School of Mines. In collaboration with the Head of Collections Management, this role helps develop the vision and strategic goals for library print and electronic acquisitions and overall collection management.

The Acquisitions & Cataloging Technician assists all Collection Management staff through work tasks pertaining to physical or electronic collections including maintenance, inventory, shifting, and weeding. The position manages the physical processing of new materials such as books and serials. The position also participates in copy cataloging, handling routine catalog maintenance tasks, resolving cataloging problems of varying levels of difficulty, may assist with metadata work for digital collections, and possesses knowledge of metadata standards and schemas (e.g., MARC, Dublin Core). This position hires and supervises student workers as work requires.


Education and Experience: 

Three years of library experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. 

Preferred Qualifications 


  • Experience in collection management or technical services   
  • Experience with metadata standards and schemas (e.g. MARC21, Dublin Core) as well as cataloging tools and resources   


  • Familiarity with an integrated library system, preferably the Ex Libris product Alma  
  • Understanding of best practices and emerging trends in collections, procurement, and scholarly publishing in academic research libraries   


  • Ability to work with highly detailed information in an online environment  
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Demonstrated computer skills 

  • Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick leave plus 12 paid holidays
  • State pension plan (PERA)
  • Parental Leave
  • Reduced cost tuition for employee and family members
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Professional growth and training opportunities
  • Access to technology and equipment
  • Colorado State Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to a world-class recreation center
  • Interaction with an international population and cultural events

Additional Info & Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement 
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

Equal Opportunity 
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veterans status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses. 
Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce. 
Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

The Community

Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is an internationally preeminent teaching and research university dedicated to meeting the resource development needs of a rapidly evolving, technology-based society. Mines was selected by the Colorado State Legislature as the state's first "exemplary institution" of public higher education due to our "high degree of responsibility and capability with regard to academic and administrative functions."

Colorado's oldest public university, Mines is located in Golden, Colorado at the gateway of the Rocky Mountains, 13 miles west of downtown Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder.

HR Info

Dorie Chen,

Posted Oct 20, 2022