Librarian - Cataloging Coordinator

Aurora Public Library

Central Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 2nd, 2021


$45,119.00 to $63,029.00 per Year   Calculate


Aurora, CO





Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Administers the activities and operations of cataloging and materials processing within the System Support department for the Aurora Public Library system

  • Searches cataloging utility software for various types of books and audio-visual materials and loads or manually creates item and bibliographic records applying standards for consistency
  • Catalogs all types of materials within the library system via copy cataloging or original cataloging
  • Administers OPAC/discovery layer to ensure the discoverability of materials by staff and customers
  • Creates and oversees workflow and assignment of work for various positions within the department
  • Participates in various committees and may coordinate some special activities
  • Cross-trains within different departments for knowledge of training and teaching
  • Supports the goals of other departments and programs as it relates to cataloging and the discoverability of materials
  • Provides records and physical processing of all materials using up-to-date methods and procedures
  • Trains employees in all aspects of cataloging operations, develops, reviews, and updates procedures when necessary
  • Responds to questions in person, by email, and by phone
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.


  • At least 3 years professional-level public library experience.
  • Preferred: A minimum 1-year supervisory experience. Experience in cataloging operations and procedures of a public library system.
  •  An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered


  • General knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and cataloging rules and standards, routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases; integrated library systems software and web applications; reference materials and resources; library operations and functions.


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, peers, and library staff at all levels, citizens, library users
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; train and supervise other staff as needed; manage projects and meet deadlines
  • Use general office equipment; perform mathematical calculations, analyze statistical information, and is adept at MS Excel or other spreadsheet software
  • Work shifts primarily Monday – Friday between 8:00 – 5:00, some evening and weekend shifts as needed


  • Strong interpersonal, communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Advanced skill in the use of computers including spreadsheet design
  • Database programming, troubleshooting, and word processing software applications



Essential Personnel:

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:

  • Light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds with or without assistance
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing, and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing

Work Environment:

  • Essential duties performed primarily in an indoor office, public area setting.
  • Occasionally works nights and weekend

Equipment Used:

  • This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
Posted Jan 19, 2021