Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

Columbus College of Art and Design | Columbus, OH, 43215, US

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Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) merged its library and computing organizations to form the Library & Information Technology department in 2020. We focus on strengthening natural areas of collaboration in our efforts to provide leadership, resources and expertise that empower CCAD's diverse students to unleash their creative power to shape culture and commerce. The department cherishes and carefully maintains its highly interactive work environment, and as such anticipates hiring a librarian who is committed to hard work, collegiality, and laughter as a member of a team-oriented group. In general, we seek colleagues who are naturally curious, exhibit an openness to our existing affinity for inclusion and diversity of all sorts, who possess a willingness to change, and who embrace all that is made possible through collaboration.


About the Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian:

The Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian is under the supervision of the Director of Library Services and is responsible for cataloging and classification of all resources and for the processing of non-licensed materials including monographs, serials, and other items.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Acts as the Library's primary liaison with publishers and vendors to acquire print books, eBooks, serials, media, and other non-licensed materials
  • Oversees processing of physical materials for circulation, checks in new materials, and accounts for and registers gifts in Sierra ILS
  • Coordinates interlibrary loan (ILL), document delivery, and patron-driven acquisitions
  • Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of materials in all formats
  • Reviews and implements new cataloging standards and workflows as technologies change
  • Assists with collection maintenance including weeding and collection development
  • Keeps records and compiles statistical reports in order to evaluate and refine library activities
  • Contributes to CCAD's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness


  • Supervises annual inventory of library collection
  • Coordinates development and deaccessioning of collection in conjunction with librarians
  • Provides responsive customer service and reference services at the circulation desk or virtually
  • Collaborates with library staff and other departments and offices in order to reinforce the library's position as an integral academic support service
  • Assists with setting departmental goals and objectives


  • Represents CCAD and Library & Information Technology to regional and national associations such as ARLIS/NA, ALAO, and OPAL and participates actively with various consortia; attend and/or present at appropriate conferences, seminars, and workshops
  • Participates in the life of the College by attending campus events such as gallery openings, student exhibits, and invited speakers
  • Assumes other duties as directed by the Director of Library Services


  • Ability to interact in an effective and professional manner with diverse populations, the college community, and the public
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and practices
  • Ability to function effectively in a flexible and collaborative environment
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to make decisions and meet deadlines


  • Experience working in a library at a smaller college or university
  • Subject knowledge in the field of art and design


  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent


  • The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the job duties, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

COMPENSATION: This position is full-time, exempt. Compensation is commensurate on experience and qualifications. CCAD offers a benefits package including: vacation time, additional paid time off while the college is closed during winter break, sick time accrual, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, campus parking, and free admission to the Columbus Museum of Art.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit to submit your application. When asked to upload application materials, please submit a resume/CV and a cover letter. If you are applying from any website other than CCAD or Indeed, you will receive a follow up email 3 hours after your initial submission directing you to follow the link and complete your application. You must complete this two-step process, or your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.

CCAD Vaccination & Booster Requirement Notice

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CCAD is implementing a vaccination & booster requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees, including on-campus, hybrid, or fully remote status, are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination and booster shot (if eligible) as determined by CCAD and provide proof of their fully vaccinated/up to date status upon hire.

Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must request a Request for Accommodation form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process. Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and/or granted where they do not cause CCAD undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at .

*CCAD reserves the right to modify, supplement, revise, or rescind any part of this notice as it deems necessary or appropriate with notification.

About CCAD:

teaches a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, accredited, and nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 11 BFA programs in a variety of visual art and design disciplines, a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and commerce at the highest level. At the core of CCAD is , one of Creative Collaboration, Intentional Inclusivity, and Proven Potential. Our of Respect, Positivity, Inspiration, and Accountability unite us. CCAD's works to help CCAD grow with intention into a more inclusive and equitable institution. Learn more at .

About Columbus:

As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, is collaborative, open, and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports, and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone. Here, you'll find all the culture and amenities you'd expect in a major city, with the friendly and approachable attitude of the Midwest. Franklin County, where Columbus is located, is the epicenter of the state's political, economic, and social presence and is home to 1.3 million residents with a median age of 34. Columbus is a top city for equality and was the recipient of a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign in 2020. And central Ohio is serious about higher education: the is home to 52 college and university campuses, with 22,000 annual college graduates. Because CCAD is closely tied to the city's numerous art and design spaces and ever-expanding districts, you'll have plenty of places to experience creativity and showcase your own.

EEO Statement:

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. At CCAD, we are determined to foster an environment of inclusion and equity. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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