The Folger Shakespeare Library, a premier research library located in Washington, DC, seeks a Cataloger to join a team dedicated to descriptive cataloguing and maintaining national standards. The Cataloger performs original and copy cataloging of various vault and open-stacks materials in OCLC and Hamnet, a Voyager-based local integrated system. Materials include books, serials, microfilm, electronic resources, objects, and other non-book materials in various languages. This includes: establishing and revising name headings in the LC/NACO authority file according to NACO policies and Folger procedures, processing transfers, replacements, and de-accessions, and other cataloging projects or administrative duties as assigned. Monday through Friday, 35 hour work week, with occasional Saturday duty in the Reading Room.
This position requires a B.A. degree, preferably in the humanities, and one to three years experience in a research library environment. A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and cataloging experience is preferred. Applicants must have cataloging facility in at least one European language other than English, strong computer and organizational skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, the ability to follow technical instructions, and a meticulous attention to detail. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LC subject headings, MARC21, and/or working experience with OCLC Connexion. Salary in mid 30’s or higher, depending on qualifications and experience.
To apply, please email cover letter and résumé to email@example.com or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: Cataloger, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls, please. EOE. For additional information on the Folger, please visit http://www.folger.edu/.