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Cataloging Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ


Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school thatprepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with
conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a Cataloging Librarian reporting to the Head of Cataloging, providing original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats to meet quality and production expectations across the collections as requested by the Head Cataloger in a project-based environment.


  • Contribute to cataloging related projects, authority work, and linked data initiatives, as requested by the Head Cataloger.
  • Assist with the physical processing of all materials, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • Manage and train student workers, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • Stay abreast of developments in direct areas of job responsibility and demonstrate commitment to professional development.
  • Commit to continuous improvement through regular and creative contributions of ideas, tools, or projects for improving cataloging and processing workflows, quality control, and setting and maintaining of production standards.
  • Serves as a member of an agile, cross-functional library team, including contributing to the Library’s alignment with the Seminary’s Strategic Plan, to Library assessment, and to a user-centered service model.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • Familiarity with the theological and religious concepts, language, and history. Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or related discipline preferred.
  • Fluency in German and one additional language (French or Spanish preferred).
  • Knowledge of relevant cataloging standards, tools, and cooperative programs (RDA, MARC21; OCLC’s Connexion client, FirstSearch, ClassWeb/Cataloger’s Desktop; NACO; etc.); familiarity with metadata and other linked data standards (XML, Bibframe, etc.) a plus.
  • Proven problem-solving ability, excellent organizational and communication skills, and ability to pay close attention to detail, balancing quality and productivity. Strong analytical skills; excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively. Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to: [email protected]

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.