Library Cataloging Specialist - (180177)

Job Category: Library (Professional)

Department: Albertsons Library

Schedule: Full-time

Closing Date: Mar 18, 2018

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Position Overview:

This exempt professional staff position improves the research of students, faculty, and staff by ensuring library materials are able to be discovered, identified, selected, and obtained. With minimal supervision the incumbent provides professional, thorough and cost-effective cataloging that meets the multiple national and international standards used by Albertsons Library; there are about a dozen standards used regularly. In addition, the incumbent will be able to answer cataloging questions without the need to refer them to the supervisor.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Original descriptive and subject cataloging and classification:


Resolution of complex bibliographic problems for existing catalog database records:


Access point record creation:


Cataloging Unit effectiveness and collection statistics:


Professional development:


The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:


Minimum Qualifications:


A cataloging skills assessment may be administered to the final candidates.

Preferred Qualifications:


Salary and benefits: Minimum salary is $46,400. Includes an excellent benefits package. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Application Instructions: Please follow the link to apply on our website:

Please attach to your online application a cover letter that describes your interest and how you meet the qualifications above. Also attach a resume showing your work history, including dates of employment. Your cover letter and resume should support your answers to the application questionnaire.

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm on March 18, 2018.


Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at