19th and 20th Century Mormon and Americana Catalog Librarian

  • Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
  • Provo, UT, USA
  • Jan 14, 2022
Full time Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description

Job Title:  19th and 20th Century Mormon and Americana Catalog Librarian, may be filled with a visitor

Job Category:  CFS Professional 

Desired start date:  9/1/2022

Posting close date: 3/5/2022



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Degree:  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.


  • In-depth knowledge of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other aspects of the Latter-day Saint movement, and the history of Utah and the West (preferred: graduate degree in history)
  • Reading knowledge of multiple languages preferred
  • Knowledge and skills in applying cataloging and classification standards
  • Knowledge of special collections librarianship


  • Performs cataloging and catalog maintenance in both the local integrated system and OCLC. Creates and enhances OCLC master records as necessary and contributes original cataloging directly to OCLC.
  • Performs descriptive cataloging (according to the cataloging standard Resource Description and Access [RDA]), subject/genre cataloging, and classification of materials in all formats for the Americana and Mormon collections in the HBLL.
  • Publishes significant and original contributions relevant to the library profession and/or the world of academic scholarship in Mormonism and Western history.
  • Contributes subject authority work as needed through the SACO program.


Application Details

For a copy of the full job description please email library_hr@byu.edu

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the faculty application.

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability


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Application Deadline

March 5, 2022