Employment & Volunteering

Position: Cataloger


Closing date is: August 30, 2017 


Under the general supervision of the Collections Development Librarian, performs copy cataloging for all formats of materials. 




• Responsible for copy cataloging in all formats and reviews and edits records as needed.

• Searches Bibliographic Utility (e.g., OCLC) for copy cataloging; edits OCLC records; downloads records to match and overlay brief bibliographic records.

• Participates in database maintenance and quality control by correcting errors, merging duplicate records, and upgrading or overlaying temporary or short records into full MARC records. 

• Assists with the work of other Catalogers when the workflow of the department requires it.

• Supports the Collections Development Librarian in coordinating Department workflow, writing policies and procedures for the department and library, and other projects as requested.

• Keeps up-to-date on national and local library developments related to cataloging and the Integrated Library System, through professional literature, workshops, conferences, and interaction with professional peers.

• Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.




Applicant should have a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or is currently enrolled in an ALA accredited Institution. 




• Familiarity with cataloging standards and formats.

• Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS).

• Experience using the OCLC cataloging interface (Connexion).

• Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, and other software necessary for assigned duties.

• Ability to work independently and use professional judgment to solve problems.

• Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and to collaborate with individuals and groups. 

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


Full Time: 35 hours per week

Salary: based on experience 

Benefits: health insurance, retirement plan (403b) and more.


Please email cover letter and resume to Lori Brostuen, Director of Library Systems at lbrostuen@redwoodlibrary.org 



Love libraries?  Love books?  Love doing projects that make a difference?  Then we need you!

The Redwood has many opportunities for volunteers to help throughout the library, from helping with the Annual Book sale to special projects involving the collections.

Volunteers are also most welcome for their help in the following areas:

Special Events

Annual Fund

Technical Services


Students interested in community service projects are also welcome to become involved.

Please call the library for details at 847-0292.