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Librarian Cataloger, Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH


The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a Librarian Cataloger with excellent
communication skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgement and
good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer
service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on team player. Some Saturday and
evening hours are required.

Comprhensive Health and Dental, 40/hrs a week some saturdays and evening hours required. $19.58/hr, $40,726 starting salary.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for cataloging which includes creating records in the library database for
    each item the library acquires. This includes books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and
    other items such as puzzles.
  • MARC records are created using a specific system and requires knowledge of
    bibliographic standards for metadata as well as Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the library collection.
  • Maintains consistency in the catalog classification and processing of library materials.
  • Maintains statistics on the collection inventory and technical services activity.
  • Purchases all adult fiction, adult audiobooks and large print fiction and nonfiction.
  • Deselects and discards materials which involves evaluating the existing collection to
    determine materials that are damaged, outdated, not being used, or otherwise need to be
    removed from the collection.
  • Prepares the monthly newsletter that is sent to patrons. Coordinates submissions from
    staff and incorporates library events and highlights topics of interest based on various
    themes and seasons.
  • Registers patrons for the use of the various library services, including library cards, study
    rooms, museum passes, book groups and library programs.
  • Makes library special collections available to a wide variety of users across formats.
  • Assists patrons in using the library’s public computers and the software available on them
    including Microsoft Office applications, Internet browsers, printers, and scanners.
  • Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone and using email.
    Helps patrons locate materials by placing holds, initiating inter-library requests, and
    processing purchase requests.
  • Creates and implements adult programming and the marketing materials for adult
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Minimum of one-year library cataloging
experience and three years in a public library setting; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work; and
working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library applications. Knowledge of
cataloging rules and procedures. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
Demonstrated commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service. The
ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff members, Trustees, community
groups, and other libraries.
Ability: Ability to work with library customers and staff in a friendly, efficient manner.
Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to use computerized library systems
and related equipment. Ability to master current and emerging technologies in cataloging.
Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures and to operate standard office
Skill: Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

To Apply:

Interested candidates please submit a resume and contact information for three professional
references prior to February 24, 2023 to:
Diane Lynch, Pease Public Library Director
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
[email protected]
No phone calls, please.