Assistant Librarian of Systems and Cataloging

Reports to: Assistant Dean of the Library and Archives 

Status:  Exempt

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Library and Archives, the Assistant Librarian of Systems and Cataloging supports and manages all library systems, including an integrated library system, digital repository, and IP authentication tool, and provides expertise in music cataloging to facilitate discovery.


  • Manage, implement, and provide technical expertise for library software and systems, including Sierra, ContentDM and EZProxy
  • Perform original, complex-copy, and copy cataloging of music materials
  • Use programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python to develop digital initiatives that enhance information retrieval
  • Import/Export, transform, and expose metadata
  • Recommend hardware and software to support library services and initiatives and manage installation and maintenance
  • Collaborate with librarians and digital archivist on the institutional digital repository
  • Collaborate with Curtis IT to connect students and faculty to library resources through Curtis’s LMS
  • Serve on Curtis committees as directed by the Assistant Dean of the Library and Archives
  • Catalog print and online serials
  • Respond to library databases and systems problems
  • Manage Inter-Library Loan borrowing and lending for A/V materials
  • Respond to library reference queries—in-person, email, phone
  • Cover circulation duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of the Library and Archives


  • Master’s degree in library and information science from ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in music
  • Knowledge of RDA and AACR2, Library of Congress Classification, and MARC 21 and ISBD
  • Experience with integrated library systems, including administrative/back end functions; Innovative Sierra Platform preferred. Experience with HTML, CSS, web scripting languages and data interchange formats such as JavaScript and JSON

Required Core Values:

The ideal candidate must exhibit:

  • a positive, “can-do” attitude
  • devotion and dedication to Curtis, its students, alumni, and parents
  • passion for their work, and contribution to the field and greater good
  • commitment and accountability for their work, and an ability to effect change
  • desire and willingness to collaborate, think creatively, and make data-driven decisions
  • respect, courtesy, and patience for colleagues, other staff, faculty, patrons, core constituents, and volunteers
  • an eagerness to make Curtis a more diverse and inclusive institution

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Routine for office environment

To Apply:

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to: Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefit package. Hire is contingent upon the successful passing of PA Act 153 and criminal (ADP) background screenings. No phone calls, please. EOE. URL: