City of South Portland - Cataloging Librarian/Head of Technical Services

                                                                                             CITY OF SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE




The City of South Portland, a forward thinking and progressive community of 25,000 located on Casco Bay is currently seeking a dynamic, patron-centered individual to join our service oriented team as Cataloging Librarian.  The Cataloging Librarian is a full time (37.5 hours weekly), non-exempt position, works under the direction and guidance of the Library Director and has direct supervision over the day-to-day operation of the Technical Services area of one of Maine’s busiest libraries.


This is an advanced-level professional position responsible for delivering high quality library services to the users of the South Portland Public Library, with awareness of and adherence to the tenets of librarianship and intellectual freedom as articulated by the American Library Association. Responsible for managing the acquisition and cataloging of library materials, and maintaining collection standards, as well as managing library accounts and the timely processing of invoices to standards established by the Library Director. All duties are performed in a patron-centered environment, making certain that services are delivered effectively, efficiently, and professionally to all users of the South Portland Public Library. All responsibilities require creativity and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Masters of Information and Library Science degree or equivalent experience preferred. Must have five (5) years of public library experience and/or public service experience. Prior management or supervisory experience required. Experience with Innovative Interface’s Sierra LSP – Cataloging module, in particular – strongly preferred. Excellent computer skills, the ability to learn new systems and applications and a fun innovative attitude is a must.  Position will include some evening and weekend hours.


The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, generous matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, a full complement of paid time off, and more. The City also offers “payment-in-lieu” of health insurance, tuition reimbursement, an acclaimed wellness program, and professional development opportunities.  The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with strong leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!


Starting pay range is $25.03 to $28.53 / hour depending upon qualifications and experience.


     Apply on or before Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.                    


To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to


You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at


You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

City of South Portland

Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road

P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422


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