The Project Cataloguer will lead the effort to catalog the books in the newly-acquired Ellery Yale Wood Children’s Book Collection, a collection of approximately 15,000 children’s and young adult books from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The Project Cataloguer will train and oversee one part-time assistant and several student assistants, and will work closely with the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Director of Special Collections to identify priorities for cataloguing and items to highlight in blogs, newsletters, and other publicity channels. The Library currently uses Innovative for its library system, but will be moving to Alma at the end of the year. The position is an 18-month grant funded position and reports to the Seymour Adelman Director of Special Collections.
- Catalogue books in the Ellery Yale Wood Children’s Book Collection, following previously established guidelines.
- Supervise part-time project cataloging assistant.
- Train and supervise student assistants on the project.
- Participate in assessment of the collection and setting priorities for cataloguing.
Minimum Education and Experience: Graduate degree in Library and Information Science; experience cataloguing books in an academic library, including experience with original cataloging; close attention to detail; exposure to controlled vocabularies; facility with WorldCat and library catalogs; familiarity with MARC21 and AACR2, DCRM(B), RDA, and Library of Congress classification schedules; willingness to learn and adhere to local interpretations of and additions to international cataloging standards.
Preferred Experience: Experience in rare book cataloging; basic reading/bibliographic knowledge of French or German; basic knowledge of the history of books and publishing; supervisory and training experience.