Employment Opportunities

Library Assistant (Cataloging)
Harvey Library
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Assist with the implementation and delivery of efficient and effective work flow procedures for the cataloging department by processing materials, performing database maintenance activities for the online catalog, and resolving problems for patrons.

Duties and Responsibilities

The job duties of the Library Assistant for Cataloging are as follow:

  • Perform copy cataloging for materials in a variety of formats by conducting searches in OCLC for matching bibliographic records and importing records into the online catalog.
  • Verify call numbers and subject headings using appropriate tools. Print and apply spine labels as appropriate.
  • Perform database maintenance activities by implementing corrective actions, such as withdrawing items, transferring items, editing records, etc.
  • Maintain awareness of new cataloging developments, trends, and best practices by participating in on-going training activities.
  • Maintain statistical data on cataloging activities.
  • Assist with expediting cataloging work flow and assist with resolving problems.
  • Assist with team projects such as shelf reading and shifting as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum one year previous experience working in a library environment.

  • Knowledge of specialized library software, including OCLC and library database management systems.

  • Knowledge of computer applications.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment eitherin person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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