The WSU Libraries invite applications for the full-time, 12-month, permanent, tenure-track position of Cataloging Librarian.


Applications must be received by December 16, 2018. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three current professional references. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535. 

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Cataloging Librarian

Work Location: Pullman, Washington

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  

Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, permanent, tenure-track

Posting Close date: December 16, 2018

Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Contact Info for 3 References

Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Ø  To apply visit:


Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this position is to perform original and complex metadata creation for resources in all formats according to national and local standards and to assist in the coordination of both the physical cataloging and electronic resources functional areas. 



Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Washington State University has comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, in addition to excellent retirement programs and a generous leave program. 


Required Qualifications:

·         American Library Association accredited masters’ degree in library/information science at date of hire;

·         Minimum of three years of cataloging experience, preferably in an academic or research library;

·         Knowledge of RDA, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification system, and Library of Congress subject headings;

·         Demonstrated knowledge of trends and national standards in cataloging;

·         Experience cataloging using a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC;

·         Experience with library resource management systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma;

·         Strong communication and organization skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Demonstrated knowledge of Music Library Association Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC 21;

·         Demonstrated knowledge of music history, theory, notation and a wide variety of music genres;

·         Experience with electronic resources management;

·         Demonstrated knowledge of serial cataloging;

·         Demonstrated knowledge of database maintenance issues and problems in an academic library resource management system and discovery interface;

·         Working knowledge of foreign languages. 


The University: 

Washington State University (, one of two research universities in the state, was founded in 1890 as the state’s land-grant institution and has a current enrollment of nearly 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 7,000 faculty and staff.  The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.  WSU students come together from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds from around the nation and more than 90 countries.  As a comprehensive, land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach to all constituents. 


The Libraries:

The WSU Libraries (, one of two Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in the state, houses over two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. The Libraries are a part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance and are deeply invested, along with our partner libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, in the activities of the shared Library Resource Management System. As an active partner in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the WSU Libraries both inform and reflect the guiding tenets of the alliance, which are: work smart, design for engagement, and innovate to transform.


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (


WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or


Bonny Boyan

Human Resource Coordinator

Washington State University Libraries

221 Holland Library

Library Administrative Office

PO Box 645610, Pullman, WA 99164-5610




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