Job opening: Cataloging Manager

Join the team shaking things up in southern Oregon as the Cataloging Manager. Josephine Community Library is seeking a new special someone to help our library system grow and serve our community with excellence. This position is perfect for a recent graduate looking to enter the field or a seasoned professional hoping to share their experience. While an MLIS is preferred, it is not required and could be in progress. Transferable experience is a plus. We offer excellent benefits including healthcare, life insurance, generous vacation and sick leave, and professional development and educational assistance funds. Our library is highly recommended, stably funded, and has received numerous awards for its community service.

“It is wonderful to work in a place where my contributions have a positive impact and are appreciated. The team here is amazing; every day I am inspired by talented, friendly, funny, and kind colleagues who are dedicated to the JCLD mission. The library director makes sure we all have the tools and time we need to thrive professionally and do our best work while keeping the district’s vision (A vibrant community strong in itself and connect to the world) front and center. I love being able to say, “I love my job!” From outgoing Technical Services Manager Robert Kohl

about the position

The Cataloging Manager is responsible for overseeing cataloging and processing of library materials, maintenance of the cataloging system (ILS), supervising and directing volunteers in original and copy cataloging, responding to cataloging-related inquiries or problems, and providing training. The Cataloging Manager works closely with the Public Services Director, Collection Development Librarian, Fiscal Coordinator, and other Department Heads to help maintain a team-oriented climate that attracts, keeps, inspires, and motivates quality staff and volunteers and secures the trust and confidence of the Board of Directors.

Cataloging Manager is a full-time position with an hourly pay range between $17–25 depending on experience and/or education. Retirement, leave benefits, and plenty of opportunity for advancement are offered. Click to see the Cataloging Manager Job Description (pdf).

application process

This position is open until filled. To apply, candidates should prepare an application package including the following:

To submit the application package, email the documents all in PDF format (preferably in a single PDF file) to Mailed or delivered application packages will not be accepted. 

Accommodations for completing the application can be made for people with disabilities or without computer access. Email to request accommodations.

For more information, email

about the library district

In May 2017, citizens placed a measure on the ballot to permanently fund the libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. For the previous 10 years, the libraries were supported by generous donations and the heroic contributions of more than 360 volunteers annually. The newly formed Josephine Community Library District is committed to enriching the community through access to quality library services across Josephine County and will continue to rely heavily on volunteers to run all four library branches. Learn more about Josephine Community Library District.

updated 1/7/2020