Title: Cataloging Assistant — Children’s Book Project —– Temporary (through February 2018)
Company: Special Collections Department, Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College
Hours: 15-20 hours per week (hours must be worked within the Department’s open hours: M-F 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Position Description: Bryn Mawr College Special Collections seeks applicants for a part-time, temporary position processing a large bequest of primarily 19th and 20th century children’s and juvenile literature. Under the direction of the Children’s Book Project Cataloguer, the Cataloging Assistant will be responsible for copy-cataloging books in the collection; participating in the training and supervision of student workers on the project; and participating in setting priorities for cataloging.
Required: Bachelor’s degree; close attention to detail; exposure to controlled vocabularies; facility with WorldCat and library catalogs; familiarity with MARC21 and AACR2; willingness to learn and adhere to local interpretations of and additions to international cataloging standards; ability to lift 20 lbs.; ability to reach top shelves of standard sized library stacks either unassisted or with ladder; legal permission to work in the United States.
Preferred: currently enrolled in or recent graduate of Masters program in Library Science; familiarity with DCRM(B), RDA, and RBMS Controlled Vocabularies; basic knowledge of book history as it pertains to the physical object;); experience with OCLC Connexion and Millennium.
Salary: $15 per hour