Cataloger | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies - Graduate Program - University Of Maryland

Graduate School

School of Information

Masters Degree

Graduate Program


Practice Settings

Technical service departments of national libraries, academic libraries, large public libraries, large special libraries. Professional organizations concerned with bibliographic control (e.g., OCLC). Vendors. Independent contractors.

Primary Responsibilities

Perform descriptive cataloging (original and/or copy cataloging) and subject cataloging (subject headings, classification) for a variety of material types (e.g., monographs, serials, manuscripts, foreign language materials, etc.). Ensure appropriate name authority control. Overall responsibility for content of catalog records (e.g., bibliographic, authority, holding). Supervise paraprofessional staff.

Information Studies Recommended Information Studies Electives

Students should consult with their advisors to select electives that best support individual intellectual interests and career goals. The electives listed here are not meant to represent the complete listing of all relevant courses that a student may take within the iSchool, at other units on campus or as part of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Course Number Course Title
707 Field Study in Library Service
708G Collection Development
709 Independent Study
750 Information Access in Electronic Environments
772 Seminar in the Organization of Knowledge
773 Classification Theory
775 Construction and Maintenance of Index Languages and Thesauri
781 Access Techniques and Systems for Archives
783 Seminar in Technical Service
793 Database Design
794 Principles of Software Evaluation
795 Principles of Human-Computer Communication
796 Information Retrieval Systems

Professional Associations

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services

Division of Bibliographic Control, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Specialized Scholarships/Interest Free Loans

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program

Association of Jewish Libraries, Rosalie Katchen Memorial Award

Key Geographic Areas for Employment

Washington, DC and large U.S. cities

State capitals

Colleges and universities

Specialized Placement Services