Full Time
Salary: TBD

Responsible for copy cataloging and metadata production, data entry, and holdings maintenance in multiple library software systems at the School of the Art Institute John M. Flaxman Library.

  1. Responsible for copy cataloging, data entry, and metadata production in multiple systems, as assigned.
  2. Performs holdings maintenance in multiple systems, e.g.: adding or removing items from library collections; changing material locations data; etc.
  3. Classifies library materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System and local library parameters.  Utilizes other schema as needed.
  4. Assists with metadata creation and data maintenance for digital library projects as assigned.
  5. Other duties as required. Examples may include (but are not limited to):
    • serials check-in and/or bindery preparation
    • weeding projects
    • inventories
    • processing of donations
    • assisting with processing of archival or special collections,


  • Commitment to the educational mission of the School of the Art Institute and respect for all members of the campus community;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Familiarity with cataloging, metadata, and related standards and practices;
  • Familiarity with library and archival processes for handling materials;
  • Proficiency with standard office hardware and software;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to learn new systems rapidly;
  • Ability to work productively as part of a team or independently.


  • Experience working in library technical services;
  • Hands-on experience with OCLC, Voyager, and CONTENTdm software;
  • Knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification system;
  • Knowledge of Dublin Core and digital library standards.
  • Background in the visual arts, design, or architecture.

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Please apply online at:
Apply To: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL