Employment Opportunity

POSITION: Archives and Special Collections Cataloger, Part-time, 12 month contract

LOCATION: Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, VA

DESCRIPTION: The Shenandoah County Library seeks an individual with professional experience in the cataloging of archives and special collections to help clear a backlog of un-cataloged items that have been accessioned to the Truban Archives. These items include manuscripts, documents, monographs, ephemera, and document collections. The Archives and Special Collections cataloger will provide original and complex copy cataloging for materials for entry into the library’s TLC Integrated Library System for display in our online catalog of holdings.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major studies in History or Library Science.
  • At least one year professional cataloging experience, including archival and/or special collection materials
  • Knowledge of DCRM(B), AACR2, LCSH, Dewey Classification and MARC21


  • Master’s Degree or higher in the fields of History or Library Science with considerable reference and genealogical research experience.
  • Knowledge of TLC Integrated Library Software system
  • Considerable knowledge of the history and geography of Shenandoah County and surrounding areas

DURATION AND PAY SCALE: The contract will be for a period of time no longer than 12 months (52 weeks) and not more than 16 hours per week. The hourly rate is $17.86 which is equivalent to Grade 19A on the Shenandoah County payscale.

TO APPLY: Send a completed Application for Employment along with a resume and cover letter to the Archives Search Committee at 514 Stoney Creek Blvd. Edinburg, VA 22601. Application materials may be submitted electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Employment application may be downloaded at http://countylib.org/docs/Employment-Application.pdf. Position is open until filled.

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