Job Information


The Senior Librarian will create and update cataloging records for materials in all formats in the areas of music, performing arts and other subjects as needed by the BookOps partners. The Librarian will catalog according to national standards for bibliographic description, classification, name and subject analysis and contribute authority records to national cooperative cataloging programs.


Reporting to a Supervising Librarian or Librarian III, the Senior Librarian:

  • Performs original and copy cataloging of music and performing arts materials in print and non-print, including scores, books, sound and video recordings and electronic resources
  • Catalogs and classifies print and non-print materials in English and other languages
  • Creates and maintains bibliographic data for the BookOps member libraries
  • Assigns and maintains name, subject, and title access points in bibliographic records and performs authority work at national level
  • Processes bibliographic and authority data files from vendors and other sources
  • Plans and executes special cataloging assignments
  • Assists in training cataloging staff
  • Contributes to the development of cataloging procedures and reports
  • Maintains accurate statistics
  • Performs related duties as required
Long Island City

Job Requirements


Strong knowledge of music history, theory, notation and a wide variety of genres required
Demonstrated experience in library cataloging and classification of scores, print and non-print music materials required
Demonstrated knowledge of RDA, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, LCNAF, Dewey Decimal Classification, LC Classification, MLA Best Practices for Music Cataloging and trends in the field of cataloging and metadata required
Demonstrated experience or training in PCC and NACO preferred
Demonstrated experience using OCLC Connexion preferred
Knowledge of one or more languages other than English, preferably Romance or Germanic

Computer Skills

Knowledge of an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Millennium or Sierra
Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google applications
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Education Required

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies required
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music required