Skip to Main Content

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Cataloging Graduate Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # ST001923
Employer Syracuse University
Department Code N/A
Department SU Libraries
Semester Full Year
Geographic Location Main Campus
Workstudy Type
Type of Students Accepted for this Position
Job Title STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Cataloging Graduate Assistant
Location Bird library - Acq&Cat office, Basement
Hourly Rate 12.00/hr
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Monday through Friday mornings or afternoons, dependent on qualified candidate’s availability.

Campus Syracuse, NY
Job Description

Under the direction of the Principal Cataloger, the Cataloging Assistant will enhance bibliographic records for individual items or work on database maintenance for SU Libraries’ general collections and the Special Collections Research Center’s collections.


Correcting/updating bibliographic records for a variety of materials and formats using MARC.
Update holdings and create item records for the Special Collections Research Center
Provide support for database maintenance projects
Document daily/weekly progress
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at Syracuse University.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Education or experience with the basic precepts of library cataloging. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Attention to detail.

Job Specific Qualifications

Current iSchool’s Library Science Program Students preferred.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to sit for long periods of time, stand for long periods of time, and crouch/bend repeatedly. Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds, push cart with up to 60 pounds.


Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, others as required.

Job Posting Date 09/08/2017
Application Deadline 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Priority Consideration 09/30/2017
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * At the time of employment, will you be an active SU or SUNY-ESF student enrolled in at least six (6) credits?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I Don't Know