Librarian Cataloger | Joliet Public Library

Posted on Jan 17, 2023

Joliet Public Library is looking for a full-time and experienced Librarian Cataloger, who is creative, dependable, detail-oriented, enjoys teamwork, flexible, focused, forward thinking, highly motivated, and must have a great sense of humor.

Joliet, the third largest city in Illinois, is home to a culturally diverse population of 150,362 residents. Joliet Public Library has 2 branches to serve our growing community. We just completed a $10.5M renovation of our Ottawa Street facility, where the Technical Services Department is situated. We offer excellent benefits including 11 paid holidays per year, 12 sick days, and 5 weeks of vacation. Participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is included as well as medical, dental, and vision insurance. Come join our fun, supportive and wonderful team and be a part of our transformation.


  • Masters of Library Science.
  • Experience cataloging in MARC and OCLC formats.
  • Have a thorough understanding of AACR2 and descriptive cataloging.
  • Have a thorough understanding of MARC and how AACR2 principles translate into MARC.
  • Have a thorough understanding of OCLC and how to create an original record on OCLC.
  • Have a thorough understanding of subject analysis using Library of Congress Subject Headings and any other appropriate thesauri.
  • Have a thorough understanding of authority records and authority control.
  • Have a thorough understanding of classification using appropriate schemes, i.e. Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Classification.
  • Ability to accurately complete original and copy cataloging, perform authority control and catalog maintenance in an online catalog.
  • Working knowledge of cataloging tools and standards.
  • Current experience with an integrated library system, POLARIS preferred.
  • Familiarity with current trends in cataloging and emerging library technologies.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other library staffs.
  • Ability to operate in an online, networked and hands-on environment.
  • Good verbal, written, and training skills.
  • Ability to relate to library patrons of all ages in a positive, patient, and effective manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position.
  • Ability to work a variety of hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to operate all equipment necessary to perform job duties.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.




Joliet Public Library
150 N Ottawa St
Joliet, IL 60432
United States

How to apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for 3 references in PDF to Linda Ling at

For complete job description and more information, please visit:

Application Contact: 
Linda Ling, Technical Services Manager
Apply To: 
Joliet Public Library
JOLIET , IL 60432-4152
Phone: 815-740-266

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