Information Resources and Services Specialist 2 (Music and Audio/Visual (AV) Cataloger)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Cataloging and Metadata Services
Full/Part Time:


The Music and Audio/Visual Materials Team in the University Libraries’ Cataloging and Metadata Services department is looking for a copy cataloger to join their team. Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be expected to follow cataloging rules and apply cataloging theory and practice for music scores, sound recordings, and multiple audiovisual formats, including digital. This position will need to search local, national and international databases for matching cataloging copy, verify descriptive elements and access points in Library of Congress and OCLC member source copy, and make appropriate modifications according to national standards and departmental guidelines. Providing metadata support for digital projects, serving as a liaison to other teams, and contributing to documentation and training within the team and University Libraries will also be expected. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate accuracy, consistency and dependability in performing work assignments and in following detailed procedures, and will have a strong commitment to diversity, respect and inclusion. Wide knowledge of music and a specific understanding of scores and parts (for both choral and instrumental music); bibliographic knowledge of a foreign language (please indicate any knowledge or formal study of a foreign language on application or cover letter), and experience in library procedures and knowledge of cataloging is strongly preferred. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088