Job: Librarian - Cataloging (Full-time)

General Information
Librarian - Cataloging (Full-time)

Number position available:

$46.965.98-$70,449.80 (Compensation is based upon qualifications)

Job Category:

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification.  They are not listed in any order of importance.  The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
Advises individuals seeking information.
Compiles bibliographies and assembles materials on special/timely topics.
Compiles statistical reports for variety of library services.
Develops, evaluates and monitors library materials for collection; reviews and recommends books and non-book selections for collection based upon national and local collection development standards.
Dispenses appropriate information to management.
Handles monies from sale of items and/or the printing jobs for patrons.
Participates in the goal setting, planning and budgeting process; participates in the planning, development and design for displays and exhibits.
Performs research and evaluates the relevance of information as related to patron informational needs; provides reference/research assistance to patrons by answering specific questions either in person or by telephone.
Plans, coordinates and implements library programs.
Provides bibliographic instruction to the public.
Provides telephone service by answering questions dealing with programs, services and the collection.
Searches databases for interlibrary loan information and evaluates the appropriateness of material to meet public needs.
Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processes employee concerns and problems, directs work, counsels, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals; monitors and evaluates volunteer program; trains volunteers; and monitors and coordinates staff for seasonal programming.
Uses the Internet and other electronic resource databases to access/retrieve information; advises and instructs patrons in the use of the Internet and other electronic databases.
Collaborates with library colleagues on grant project development and proposal writing
Serves on appropriate committees and represents the Library in the community, as appropriate
Keeps abreast of national developments.

Librarians assigned to the cataloging/technical services program perform the following additional duties:
Responsible for the cataloging and technical processing of book and non-book materials that are to be added to the library's collections.
Monitors the accuracy of computer system's bibliographic records; prepares and presents computer reports; edits computerized records; evaluates bibliographic cataloging using local and consortia standards.
Supervises professional and paraprofessional staff in bibliographic processing of all new materials.
Evaluates the accuracy of electronic bibliographic records; prepares computer reports; edits computerized records
Evaluates the accuracy of electronic bibliographic records:  prepares computer reports; edits computerized records.
Uses specialized bibliographic software and databases; communicates with bibliographic utilities.

Assigns typing rooms, quiet study room, tutoring rooms, word processing and Internet computer to patrons based upon individual needs.
Troubleshoots copier and other equipment problems.
Performs other related duties as required.



Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Library and Information Science, from an ALA accredited university or college; supplemented by one (1) year of previous experience involving professional library work, which includes experience in cataloging and reference.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.

Previous employment in a public library.

Supplemental Information


The ability to clearly communicate Department and City Goals, Policies, Strategic Plans and other key information to employees and peers using multiple communication platforms including e-mail and social media.Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal direction.Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, owners, tenants, City officials, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.


Knowledge of the field of library science in general and of area of responsibility in particular.Ability to work with the public and library colleagues in a professional manner.Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, statistical and informational resources.Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in frequently changing situations. Ability to apply principles of influence, such as motivation, incentives, and leadership and to exercise independent judgment in solving problems. Ability to write in a professional manner, to document events, as required, and to speak to public groups, when required.Ability to operate a computer and basic Office and library programs.  Ability to perform database searches in appropriate subject areas.


Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.




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Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Boynton Beach City Library (Temporary Location)

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

115 N. Federal Highway

Boynton Beach


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :
Boynton Beach City Library (Temporary Location)

115 N. Federal Highway

Boynton Beach



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Kristen Biazar

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