Cataloging Clerk


South Holland Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
18 hours per week


The South Holland Public Library is looking for a detail-orientated individual who is organized and can work independently in the Technical Services department processing new materials into the library's collections. Work is performed primarily in a workstation environment requiring extensive periods of sitting and using a computer for data entry.


• Processes Adult fiction books and Youth Services books for shelf readiness, protection and circulation, including property stamping, labeling and covering. • Searches for SWAN records and enters the appropriate information for the library's record. • Performs basic math calculations in order to maintain monthly acquisition counts for materials processed and withdrawn. • Repairs damaged and worn library materials. • Assists in maintaining the newspaper collection. • Maintains appropriate communication and attitude with library staff and users.

Necessary Knowledge

• Ability to work primarily in a workstation environment requiring long periods of sitting. • Ability to learn computerized cataloging processes and data entry. • Ability to file and locate materials alphabetically and numerically by the Dewey Decimal system. • Knowledge of computers, the Internet, email, social media, Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies. • Ability to work the hours needed to complete the responsibilities of the Cataloging Clerk. • Ability to reach, bend, stoop and lift up to 30 pounds and access library areas and materials.


• High School diploma or GED required. • Previous library experience and/or coursework a plus. • Reads, understands, writes legibly and speaks articulately in English. • Must be willing to work Saturday and evening hours when necessary. • Access to transportation.

Position is part-time at 18 hours per week. Starting wage is $12.91/hour DOQ.

Applications are available at the Library and online at

Application deadline is 5 p.m. on February 28, 2020.

Submit completed applications via email to, or by dropping off or mailing to:

South Holland Public Library

16250 Wausau Avenue

South Holland, IL 60473

Applicants for all positions are subject to a background check and drug screening.

The South Holland Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020