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Catalog Manager

Catalog Manager


(Librarian 2-3)

Department/ Branch: Administrative Offices and assigned Branch

Reports to: Deputy Director / Branch Manager

Salary Track: H-I

FLSA Status:  Exempt



Overall responsibility for the District's catalog, including original and complex cataloging, database maintenance, and authority control, according to acceptable national standards. Serves as the resource person for staff in the areas of cataloging and authority control. Responsible for coordinating adult and juvenile cataloging as well as responsible for reviewing existing process and procedures. Works cooperatively with Deputy Director, staff librarians, Childrens' Services, Technical Operations, Information Technology Departments to maintain the District's catalog database.

Performs professional duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgement. Assignments are given in broad terms of general objectives and performed with administrative direction only. Also, works in the general reference area of a branch library responding to initial inquiries in person and by telephone.


  1. Assures that materials are accurately cataloged, classified, and assigned appropriate subject headings.
  2. Provides consultation and direction for District staff regarding cataloging and authority control.
  3. Coordinates cataloguing issues with Deputy Director, Information Technology and Technical Operations and Childrens' Services.
  4. Responsible for cooperative coordination of retrospective management and upgrade of the catalog database.
  5. Communicates effectively with all Branches and Departments and attends Administrative and Board meetings, as needed.
  6. Works at the Reference desk of a branch library, as scheduling requires.
  7. Keeps abreast of current trends and developments.


  1. Chairs or serves on committees and task forces within the District.
  2. Attends local, state or national professional organization conferences.


Telephone, personal computer, fax, copier, and library automation system.


Must have knowledge of the functions of public libraries; have excellent communication and organizational skills; and have general computer literacy. Must have an accredited Masters in Library Science degree and at least 1 year relevant experience. Must have comprehensive knowledge of Dewey classification and LC subject headings, AACR2 and MARC formats. Prefer knowledge of OCLC bibliographic utility.

Incumbent may be promoted by approval of a professional development plan according to the Dual Track Promotion Plan, Policy E084.

(Approved 5/8/00)