DATE ENTERED: July 13, 2021
POSITION: Technical Services Librarian
LOCATION: Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg VA
APPLY BY: Open Until Filled

Position: Technical Services Librarian
Status:     Full Time
Location: Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg VA
Posting Date: July 9, 2021 – Open Until Filled    

Description: The Williamsburg Regional Library, identified as one of the best public libraries in the United States by Library Journal's 2020 star ratings, seeks an engaging individual to perform responsible work related to the timely acquisition, cataloging and processing of Williamsburg Regional Library materials and participate in the analysis and planning of technical services operations; and work in support of Williamsburg Regional Library’s Strategic Plan and all other official institutional directives.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Organizes Technical Services activities in at least one of the following areas: cataloging, acquisitions, serials administration and authority record control.
  • Researches, implements and evaluates comprehensive programs and technological advancements to update and modernize technical services procedures that include bibliographic control and integrated library systems (ILS).
  • Dependent on area assigned:
Searches and claims bibliographic records on the shared cataloging database (OCLC) for entry into the local system; creates bibliographic records as necessary; edits bibliographic records; assigns Library of Congress (LC) subject headings and call numbers.
Coordinates materials purchasing, including placing orders using appropriate funding stream; manages and tracks budgets.
Edits and verifies holdings information including call number, collection code, item type and list price for each; resolves complex cataloging problems by applying knowledge of cataloging rules and their interpretations to maintain MARC standards, local practices and requirements for subject cataloging and Dewey Decimal classification; applies specialized knowledge to catalog a variety of formats including serials, electronic resources, government documents and audiovisual materials; assists in processing materials.
Coordinates database maintenance and authority control, including outsourcing of authority control and resolving complex problems with authority control; maintain accurate authority headings in the public access catalog, using LC online authority file.
  • Participates in library-wide committees or projects.



  • Requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; some library work experience preferred.
  • Must possess or obtain within 30 days of hire a valid Virginia Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria.
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, local call number schemes, automated bibliographic and holdings records, online searching in bibliographic or acquisition databases; integrated library systems; personal computer use and data entry; and vendor relations and collections.
  • Skill in use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite; SQL experience preferred; experience with RDA Toolkit, MARCedit and other cataloging tools preferred.
  • Ability to perform accurate and efficient data entry; maintain records in a standard, orderly, systematic fashion; use time effectively, and work independently; communicate well with supervisor, staff and the public, including vendors and donors; work with enthusiasm and initiative.

Salary:    $44,545; Exempt position

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