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The University of Virginia Library seeks a Cataloger to join the UVA Library’s Metadata and Discovery Services (MDS) Team in the Scholarly Resources and Content Strategies Unit. The Cataloger will report to the MDS Manager and create bibliographic and authority records for display in the Library’s Virgo online catalog. This is an early career professional librarian job opportunity. Candidates may include coursework, schoolwork, internships, etc. to meet required and preferred qualifications for this position. 



  • Performs cataloging and classification tasks for print and non-print formats using the MARC Bibliographic Format, RDA, LC-PCC Policy Statements, Program for Cooperative Cataloging guidelines, Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and genre/form terms? 

  • Creates name authority records according to NACO and other best practices 

  • Proposes Library of Congress Subject Headings?according to Subject Heading Manual guidelines. 

  • Uses ILS querying tools to generate data and reports ? 

  • Contributes to Subject Access Enhancement initiative to further the University of Virginia Library’s commitment to diversity and?inclusion? 

  • Leverages online translation tools and innovative search strategies to copy catalog foreign language material  

  • Leads remediation projects and other special projects as?needed 

  • Creates section cataloging policies and guidelines? 

  • Engages in service initiatives within the UVA library and broader university community? 

  • Identifies local and national areas of interest in?cataloging and description and participates in relevant professional associations, working groups, task forces, and committees? 


University of Virginia Library staff recognize that many of our materials result from, are created by, or represent marginalized groups of people. We are committed to describing all people accurately and respectfully. We also acknowledge that many of the subject headings used to describe marginalized communities are biased and harmful. We support efforts underway throughout the profession to change these terms, and we are implementing local workflows to replace some harmful and racist terms with acceptable headings in our own catalog. In support of our library’s reparative efforts, we seek an individual who is prepared to collaborate with us to redress bias and structural racism in our metadata. 

Position: Cataloger
Organization: University of Virginia Library
Location: Charlottesville,  VA 
United States
Salary: 63000-65000
Posting Start Date: 1/10/2023
Date Posted: 1/10/2023

Required Qualifications 

  • Applicants must possess one of the following: A. Master’s degree in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited program OR B. A bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience working in a library, archives, or research institution 

  • Knowledge of RDA content standard and the MARC Bibliographic Formats encoding standard  

  • Experience working with bibliographic data in an Integrated Library System or online database (such as OCLC Connexion) 

  • Ability to collaborate with diverse colleagues in a team environment 


Preferred Qualifications  

  • Knowledge of library classification and subject heading policies and tools including LC Classification, the Library of Congress Subject Headings, the LC Subject Heading Manual, and Classification Web. 

  • Knowledge of name authority workflows and the PCC NACO program 

  • Ability to apply technology skills or software tools (MarcEdit, ILS database reports, and programming skills are some examples) to library records. 

  • Ability to communicate in writing to both technical and non-technical audiences 

  • Knowledge of at least one non-English language 

  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and anti-racism 


Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other minority individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At UVA Library, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic workplace. 

See https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Cataloger_R0043561-1 for more information and to apply.

Status: This listing expires on: 3/11/2023
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University of Virginia Library

Charlottesville,  VA 22903
United States
Jeremy Bartczak