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Paul Smith’s College – Tech Services/Cataloger Librarian

Job Description – Tech Services/Cataloger Librarian

Paul Smith’s College, located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, is seeking an innovative, energetic, personable and student centered Technical Services/Cataloger Librarian to lead, coordinate and administer the technical services responsibilities of the library. This position is not for the cataloger who wants to surround themselves with walls of books and hide as they process marc records all day. We are looking for someone who loves finding the best ways to organize and process our collection to meet our student’s needs and who will work collaboratively with the other library staff. We also want a friendly, sociable person who is as comfortable standing in front of the classroom teaching an instruction session as they are helping patrons with reference questions. Our library is beautiful and small and everyone works together to provide the best services possible. In this position you will be encouraged to express creativity and try out new ideas.


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Familiarity with computers in a library setting, including use of SGML, XML and tools for the integration of bibliographic data across formats, metadata types and databases.
  • Knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCSH and Dewey classification.
  • Familiarity with the OCLC database. 5. Knowledge of major trends in cataloging, metadata schemes, digital library initiatives, and resource discovery/access.
  • Interest in working with patrons in one-on-one or group situations.
  • Desire to share varied workload in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to carry 20 lbs. 300 yards and/or up 3 flights of stairs.

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Microsoft Word format to: Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970 Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.

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