PT, Catalog and Metadata Librarian, PALS Plus, Clifton

Part-Time Catalog and Metadata Librarian, PALS Plus, a consortium of 21 public and academic libraries in Passaic and Essex Counties, is seeking candidates for a part-time Catalog and Metadata position to oversee the cataloging practices and workflows of the consortium.

Summary: The PALS Plus Catalog and Metadata staffer will join a team of 3 full-time and 2 part-time employees in administering the consortium's services. This individual will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the System Administrator and various committees in developing standards, processes, and procedures in an effort to streamline cataloging workflows and practices to ensure the integrity of the library catalog. The position will be scheduled for approximately 18 – 20 hours per week and the work will be chiefly performed at the PALS Plus office located at 292 Piaget Ave in Clifton, NJ, but occasional visits to member libraries for training and meetings may be required. As such, a valid driver’s license and access to transportation to meetings and duties outside of the PALS Plus office is required. PALS Plus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is not subject to New Jersey First state residency requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, and implement system metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures, and workflows for various library materials.
  • Perform original and copy cataloging of a variety of formats in compliance with AACR2, MARC, LCSH, and RDA standards and local cataloging policies.
  • Coordinate the creation, acquisition, updating, and removal of metadata records.
  • Serve as chief liaison to vendors and providers of bibliographic records.
  • Provide leadership, training, and support for cataloging staff at member libraries.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of metadata for effective discovery and administrative functions.
  • Maintain the integrity of the catalog by addressing database errors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is preferred but will consider non-degreed candidates with cataloging experience.
  • Three years of experience in library cataloging.
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, presentation, and training skills.
  • Commitment to providing stellar customer service.
  • Familiarity with the SirsiDynix WorkFlows integrated library system is preferred. 
Compensation Range from $20.00 to $22.50 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.

Submission- Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Executive Director Luca Manna at [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Technical Services/Acquisitions/Cataloging