Backstage Library Works provides professional and technical services
to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

October 3, 2017

Entry-Level Paraprofessional Cataloger

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

  • Full-time positions at Backstage offices in Bethlehem, PA
  • Flexible hours
  • Pay starts at $13.50/hour

job description:

Full-time position, working 5 days (40 hours) per week. Catalogers will be working in Backstage's Bethlehem office, performing original and copy cataloging for client libraries. Materials are predominantly in English and Western European languages, with a smaller percentage in non-Latin scripts (including Cyrillic alphabet, Hindi, and Urdu). Knowledge of one or more of these languages is helpful but not required.

Catalogers will provide editing of existing copy records, including addition of LC classification and subject headings and missing fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records.


  • Perform original & copy cataloging using common library standards
  • Meet daily production levels and quality expectations
  • Transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
  • Make informed decisions independently within given specifications


  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Basic familiarity with Windows
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment


  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, LC Classification, and LCSH
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages
  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager ILS
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion
  • College degree


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Kate Clayborne by October 15th.

Kate Clayborne
Metadata Project Manager

Please CC:

Laura Folaumahina
Metadata Operations Manager