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Music Cataloger

Organization: Indiana University
Date Posted: 11/12/2013
City: Bloomington
Location: Indiana
Country: United States
Primary Category: Position Closed - Do Not Apply

Description & Details

9789 - Music Cataloger, Libraries  

Job Summary: Catalogs books and scores for the William & Gayle Cook Music Library. Provides quality control of IUCAT (the IU Libraries online catalog) by creating authority records, correcting errors, and resolving conflicts; assigns call numbers and makes decisions about how to bind unbound materials. Hires, supervises, and evaluates student temporary employees and trains them to do Library of Congress copy cataloging and bindery preparation.

 REQUIRED: Two years of college level coursework and one year of library experience; and familiarity with such languages as French, German, Spanish, as well as the ability to transliterate Slavic languages. 

The ability to read music well in all clefs, especially full scores, transposing instrument parts when necessary. Familiarity with cataloging and authority procedures, library specific databases, and search procedures, particularly in OCLC and SIRSI; knowledge of Music MARC Formats, AACR2, LCRI, LCSH, RDA, LC-PCC PS, and printed music reference sources. Experience with standard office systems, including email, database searching, and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Excellent editing and proofreading skills; highly accurate typing skills; strong problem solving skills; ability to accurately review and process detailed information; ability to pay attention-to-detail, work with disruptions, and follow established guidelines; ability to work independently and in a group; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Preferred: Two years of college level coursework in an area of Music such as Music History or Theory.

How to Apply / Contact

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Cover letter and resume required. 

NOTE: Please provide contact information for three professional references with your resume or cover letter.  Apply by November 21, 2013. More details at:


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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.