Cataloger 3 -- Illinois Heartland Library System -- Edwardsville, IL

Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is looking for a Cataloger 3 to be part of our SHARE division. Our mission is to support member libraries of all types in providing quality library services. IHLS facilitates access to shared resources, advocates for libraries, promotes innovation, and develops community partnerships. To learn more about our SHARE division visit our: About | SHARE (

As our Cataloger 3, you should have excellent knowledge of professional library work including methods, practices, techniques of library cataloging and classification. Also, you should be able to implement methods for curriculum and training design, teaching, and evaluation for individuals and groups. This position can be located out of any of our hub locations (Carbondale, Champaign, or Edwardsville, IL)

Here's what else you’ll do:

  • Maintain the integrity of the bibliographic database to include adding, deleting, and editing bibliographic records, as well as authority control. About 30% of your time will be devoted to these duties.
  • Consult with libraries to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials. About 20% of your time will be devoted to these duties.
  • Develop training programs for library staff and others, including training on more advanced concepts, classification systems, and the overall SHARE training program for new catalogers. About 50% of your time will be devoted to these duties.

Minimum Education and Experiences:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or 2:1 work experience, 12 years.
  • Five years’ experience in original cataloging experience.
  • Experience cataloging in OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), Connexion, and Polaris highly preferred.

IHLS offers an extensive benefits package to include paid time off, health Insurance, dental, vision, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), an employer paid life insurance and the ability to add additional life insurance coverages. At IHLS, we have a great work life balance that is part of our company culture. We have been named a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplace for 2022 & 2023!

While the duties for this position are primarily performed in an office environment, it does allow for occasional and regular telecommuting. However, this benefit is only available to Illinois residents.

This position has a salary range of $48,197-$72,296.

Interested candidates should send their resume to

You are welcome here! IHLS is committed to workplace diversity, building a diverse workforce, and providing equal opportunities to all regardless of age, race, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, national origin, religion, and any other characteristics protected by law.

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