Cataloging Librarian (Temporary)
The School of Visual Arts - New York
DATE AVAILABLE: June/July 2009
REPORTS TO: Director, Visual Arts Library
WORK SCHEDULE: Late June/early July 2009-December 23, 2009
Flexible hours, either full-time or part-time
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Catalog Librarian (Temporary) will catalog and classify new materials for the Visual Arts Library collection; manage the daily cataloging workflow of the Technical Services Department; and perform other departmental duties as required by supervision.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Original and copy cataloging of monographs and serials in both print and non-print formats (sound and video recordings, electronic resources, etc.) in accordance with standard national guidelines. Performs authority maintenance and subject analysis.
- Assists in all phases of local database cleanup: non-standard records for special materials such as exhibition catalogs, comic books, film scripts, theses, etc.
- In charge of authority control, including materials cataloged by paraprofessional staff.
- Responsible for checking, correcting, or revising the work of paraprofessionals, as necessary.
- Light database maintenance, as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- MLS required (ALA-accredited).
- Minimum of 2 years original cataloging experience in an academic or research environment.
- Demonstrated experience in the cataloging of non-print materials, including electronic resources.
- In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC.
- Experience with OCLC.
- Experience with ExLibris Voyager.
- Supervisory experience, preferably within a technical services setting.
- Art subject cataloging experience preferred.
SALARY: $25 - $30 per hour
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