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Catalog Librarian Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$57,511 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Catalog Librarian is $57,511 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Catalog Librarian is between $42,125 and $70,326. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Catalog Librarian. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Compiles and catalogs information on print and nonprint library materials, such as books and periodicals, identify materials and integrating information into library catalog, using various classification systems, including the Dewey Decimal system.
  • Produces a log that identifies a book or publication's author, title, subject, publisher, publication date, edition, classification number, and location in the library.
  • Verifies and cross-references data with information printed on the title page of books, and integrates changes into the data systems.
  • Marks classification number from log into library material for identification.
Catalog Librarian Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Library Technicians

Job family population: 90,030

Estimated population of Catalog Librarian jobs: 24,494

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Catalog Librarian Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 30
Eisenhower Public Library District
... catalog software, and is able to build good working relationships. Applicants should be able to ... Selected candidate will be subject to a background check, per library policy, upon offer of ...
CLS Technical Supoort Specialist
Apr 8
Momence, USA
Follett Corporation
... Cataloging Utility, Print Server and other existing or new systems. * Understanding of MARC records and tag structure. * Knowledge of various library automation systems. * Knowledge of AACR2, RDA and ...
Educational Sales Representative Northern Illinois
May 22
Chicago, IL, USA
Hertzberg New Method
We provide durable library-bound books and teaching materials to thousands of Pre-K through 12 ... cataloging and processing, and collection development/analysis.
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