What is a Cataloguer?


Cataloguer Job Description

Cataloguers are responsible for coding and storing books, journals, photographs, other printed materials and electronic resources. They must perform their duties in such a way that allows library patrons and employees to easily access these resources.



Typical Job Duties

• Receive new books, films, photographs, magazines, journals and other printed materials

• Properly document, organize, code and categorize newly received items

• Ensure library staff and patrons can easily access items

• Supervise catalogue assistants and other support staff



Relevant Scholarships for Becoming a Cataloguer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Cataloguer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Cataloguer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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