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Documents Cataloger: New Mexico State Library - Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Position Title: Documents Cataloger

Department: New Mexico State Library - Department of Cultural Affairs

Employment Type: Full-Time

Salary: $18.87 - $32.83 Hourly | $39,244 - $68,285 Annually 

Best Consideration Date: Open Until Filled

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This Librarian-Advanced (Document Cataloger) position is responsible for cataloging, classifying and processing the New Mexico State Library's state and federal documents. This position enables our users to readily identify and access our resources. This position is responsible for cataloging in all formats including online, continuing resources, cartographic and visual materials.


  • This position will apply national and local standards and policies. 
  • This position will be responsible for editing and creating bibliographic records in World Cat and importing and maintaining them in our Symphony database. 
  • This position will be responsible for following the Resource Description and Access standard, as well as the policies of the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging. 
  • This position classifies using these schedules: Superintendent of Documents, New Mexico State Documents, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal. 
  • This position applies terms from these controlled vocabularies: Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms, Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms.
  • This position works closely with the Documents Librarian in the Public Services Bureau and with technicians in both the Technical Services and the Public Services bureaus. This position creates cataloging that is used by other libraries both local and national.


  • Ability to make detailed descriptions.
  • Ability to analyze subject content.
  • Ability to interpret and apply guidelines.
  • Ability to manage files.


Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or recognized by the appropriate body of another country) with two (2) years of experience in performing and providing advanced library technical operations, effective library and information services, plus cataloging experience and managerial experience. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table in job announcement.


Office setting; some telework available. Occasional investigations in library stacks involve some reaching, bending, grasping, lifting.

Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.  


All applications must be submitted on the New Mexico State careers websiteAgency Contact Information: Bradley Carrington, 505-476-4730, or email to 

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