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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Friday, March 09, 2018. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: CATALOGER - GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
  • In Person at Human Resources (See Special Notes in Description Below If Any)
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Full Time
40 Per Week
$44,852.70 – $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 – $31.27 hourly




The Worcester Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and resourceful candidate for the position of Cataloging Librarian! This is a professional position under the immediate supervision of the Head of Knowledge and Access Resource Management Services (KARMS), and under the overall direction of the Associate Director. The individual in this role will be responsible for cataloging materials in all formats and all subject areas, including special collections materials, and will perform original and enhanced cataloging activities in support of the needs of the entire Worcester Public Library system. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

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SALARY: $44,852.70 – $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 – $31.27 hourly


  • Education: Master’s degree in Library Sciences from a Graduate School of Library Sciences accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Experience: One year of professional public library experience in original and copy cataloging and classification of all formats of library materials using Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress classification, LC subject headings, machine readable (MARC) records, Anglo American Cataloging Rules, Revised and familiarity with Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Preferred: Working knowledge of archival theory, practice and national standards, and best practices that govern arrangement, description, and processing activities. Experience cataloging foreign language materials also preferred
  • Schedule: Includes evenings, weekends, and assignments to other departments and locations
  • Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver’s license is required
  • CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background check

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter onor before Friday, March 9, 2018, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA’s “Core Competences of Librarianship” as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources 109, 508-799-1030,

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