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Woodbury University invites applications for the position of Library Cataloger.  Reporting to the Systems Librarian, the Library Cataloger leads, plans, coordinates, and manages all aspects of the workflow of the cataloging department, course reserves, and stacks management.   

This position qualifies University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, annual vacation, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program.    


  • Provide leadership in developing, evaluating and implementing workflows for authoring and managing metadata for library resources into the Library’s LMS, OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services.  

  • Provide original and copy cataloging of various materials across multiple languages, formats and time periods in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to national and local standards. 

  • Provide training, oversight, and guidance to library staff for technical services processes, course reserves, stacks management, and digital archives. 

  • Process and maintain course reserves using OCLC’s WMS.  Ensure copyright compliance and adherence to ALA-endorsed fair use policies for course reserves. 

  • Coordinate the organization and maintenance of the physical resources in the library.  Facilitate regular, systematic inventory of the library collections. 

  • Collaborate in the development and expansion of the Woodbury University History Collection digital archive.  Prioritize, process, and catalog materials for inclusion. 

  • Back up for public services desk:  perform full range of circulation/public service desk duties, respond to patron inquiries. 

  • Other duties as assigned.  

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent foreign degree.  

  • Minimum three years of cataloging experience demonstrating substantial, advanced work with a variety of materials and formats, preferably in an academic or research library.  

  • Proficiency in the use of WorldShare (OCLC) Library Resources Management System or similar product for cataloging, and experience with all aspects of materials circulation and patron management. 

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of RDA, LCCS, LCSH, and MARC formats and standards. 

  • Familiarity with the following: Classification Web; CONTENTdm;  OCLC Connexion; MARCEdit batch record processing and metadata crosswalks; MS Office suite. 

  • One year of library public service experience. 

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret for implementation technical journals and software documentation/manuals. 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of people in individual and group settings.  

  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues and emerging developments within the national cataloging environment, in particular, and within librarianship, in general. 

Preferred qualifications 

  • Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline 

  • Working knowledge of at least one foreign language 

  • Subject knowledge in one or more art or architecture disciplines 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech. 

  • Manual hand/fingers dexterity. 

  • Walking, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds. 

  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers 

  • Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc. 

  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others. 

  • Works indoors in an office environment majority of the time. 


This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by Dec. 1, 2020. Anticipated start date is January 2, 2021.  

Qualified persons should send a current resume, names and addresses of at least three references, and a cover letter addressing qualifications to: 

Human Resources Office 
Woodbury University 
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052


Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status.

Student Employment

Position: Library Student Assistant

The Library Student Assistant performs customer service and clerical duties necessary for effective library operations in addition to shelving and shelf reading to maintain order in the stacks. LSAs have the potential to assist with special projects and utilize skills related to their majors.

Professional outcomes:

After having gained proficiency in the duties of this job, a student will be able to demonstrate the following professional outcomes:

  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Time management / organizational skills
  • Leadership
  • Multitasking
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Customer service skills
  • Interpersonal and professional communication skills

Job duties

  • Perform a range of circulation desk duties (e.g. checking materials in and out, inspecting materials, processing holds, etc.)
  • Assist patrons with course reserve materials
  • Assist patrons in the use of library services, facilities and equipment
  • Answer patron questions related to policies and procedures in a professional manner
  • Shelve books, periodicals and AV media; shelf read for correct order using the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Pick up and mark library materials as used (on computer) and keep library environment neat
  • Receive and record payment of fines from patrons
  • Provide patrons with forms for services such as course reserves, donations, etc.
  • Search for missing items
  • Fill copy machines with paper and clear paper jams
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Full- or part-time enrollment at Woodbury University
  • Work-Study award
  • Warm, friendly demeanor
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to speak, write, and read English fluently
  • Ability to lift/carry 25 pounds

Hours: Flexible

Hourly rate: $12

Supervisors: Kathleen Glover, Elsie Aromin, Allison Lucchese, Sapphire Adams-Falcon

Phone: 818.252.5205

Contact to request an application.

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