Part-Time Reference Collection Cataloger


The Morgan Library & Museum invites applications for the position of Part-Time Reference Collection Cataloger. Reporting to the Head of the Reference Collection Department, this position performs full-level original cataloging and copy cataloging in multiple languages and formats, working closely with the Head of the Reference Collection and departmental staff. The cataloger also works on other special projects as assigned.

  • Catalogs books, auction catalogs, electronic resources, and musical scores in multiple languages.
  • Working on Voyager, the Morgan’s cataloging system, and the OCLC cataloging client, the cataloger upgrades existing records and creates original records in machine-readable (MARC21) format, in conformity with the cataloging rules AACR2 and RDA, and the Morgan’s own classification schedule.
  • Maintains authority control on the Morgan’s catalog, searching the Library of Congress Name Authority File (NAF) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) on OCLC.
  • Creates inventories using Excel and other document software.
  • Works on special projects as assigned by the head of the department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of machine-readable (MARC) cataloging protocols, and current cataloging rules and vocabularies; the ability to create and edit catalog records in multiple languages and formats.
  • Experience searching a wide variety of library databases.
  • The ability to catalog in different languages; knowledge of French or German desirable.
  • Knowledge of art, history, literature, and the history of the book.
  • Experience handling delicate library materials.
  • The ability to work in a team environment.
  • M.L.I.S. (Master’s Degree in Librarian and Information and Science.)
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience working in a research library setting.

$26 per hour, up to 10 hours per week

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to

Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position using the e-mail address indicated above.


The Morgan Library & Museum receives many applications and inquiries for employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. Due to the high volume of applicants, we can contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.

Important to note:

Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the overall health and safety of the Morgan Library & Museum campus, all staff of the Morgan are required to be fully vaccinated and have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

EEO Statement
The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. The Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.