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Catalog Librarian, Middlebury College, (Middlebury, VT)


Provides original and complex copy cataloging and metadata services for library materials to ensure discoverability and robust access to the items in the library’s collections. Directs necessary database maintenance, resolves difficult cataloging problems, provides statistics, and performs related catalog-management activities to help ensure the library’s records and those supplied by other vendors meet local and national standards.  Provides training and guidance to library staff members who work in the online catalog.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, salaried position with a hiring range of $60,954-$76,207 per year.

Core Responsibilities:

• Performs original and complex copy-cataloging of all formats of library materials according to national and local standards in English and non-English languages, working in both the library catalog and national databases

• Develops cataloging policies and addresses cataloging priorities

• Resolves complex problems, including headings conflicts and other discrepancies,  associated with bibliographic, authority, item, and holding records 

• Reviews and enhances vendor-supplied MARC records for batch-loading into the library catalog

• Supervises Senior Catalog Associate

• Provides statistics to library leadership and outside professional organizations as requested

• Staffs the Research Desk and teaches Research and Information literacy skills in the classroom and in one-on-one meetings as needed, modeling best practices from instructional design and the science of learning.

• Develops appropriate web guides and other learning and outreach materials that highlight library resources and exhibit universal design principles for accessibility

Middlebury College is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


• Graduate degree in library or information science from an accredited institution, or its equivalent, required

• Minimum of 3 years previous library experience, required – including experience with cataloging/metadata procedures, library catalogs, and library systems – including minimum 1 year previous experience with ExLibris’ Alma/Primo library services platform

• Familiarity with national library cataloging/metadata standards, e.g and , Library of Congress Subject Headings, etc.

• Complex problem-solving and research skills involving the analysis and interpretation of information; strong analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently, required

• Ability to work independently; strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills; attention to detail

• Working knowledge of one or more languages taught at Middlebury, required

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Ability to use computers on a daily basis for prolonged periods of time.


Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.


As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program – up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College’s golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:

• MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).

• Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Outdoor Center.

• Access to our that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.

• A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:

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