Cataloging and Special Collections Librarian

Position Description

The Cataloging and Special Collections Librarian is responsible for all aspects of bibliographic cataloging and management of the NCSML’s special collections.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging
  • Physical processing of cataloged materials
  • Maintain the NCSML’s library management system (EOS.Web, a SirsiDynix product)
  • Organize, describe, and house archival and non-book materials
  • Add description, location, and donor info to master archives inventory
  • Establish and document cataloging and archival policies and procedures

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Process incoming donations (accessions) of library materials
  • Create archival finding aids for larger collections
  • Assist library researchers
  • Assist with research requests
  • Supervise work performed by library interns or volunteers
  • Manage digital projects
  • Manage special projects and perform other duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Knowledge of current cataloging theory, standards, and practice (MARC 21, LC classification, LCSH, RDA)
  • Demonstrated proficiency creating original and complex copy cataloging records
  • Experience using and managing library management systems and digital content management platforms
  • Willingness to engage in regular professional development opportunities
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in archival management, including knowledge of current archival theory, standards, and practice (DACS, Dublin Core, EAD)
  • Experience arranging and describing archival and non-book materials
  • Awareness of conservation and preservation best practices
  • Able to climb stepstools, push and pull book carts, lift and move boxes of up to 40 pounds
  • Working knowledge of Czech, Slovak, or other Slavic languages
  • Familiarity with history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe

Title: Cataloging and Special Collections Librarian

Reports to: Library Director

Status: Regular full-time position with benefits. Requires working two Saturdays per month.

Please send a cover letter expressing interest in the position and a current resume outlining relevant experience and skills to Review of applications will begin March 5, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

About the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

For more than 40 years, NCSML has collected preserved and interpreted the stories of Czechs and Slovaks. In the beginning, our audience was relatively small, mostly local and composed primarily of visitors with Czech or Slovak heritage. Now a national museum with international standing, our audience has become much more diverse. In recognition of our shifting demographics, NCSML is positioning itself as a place where anyone from anywhere can appreciate the stories, experiences and contributions of Czechs and Slovaks. It is a place to celebrate cultural diversity and have fun; and it is a place to dig deep. In learning about others, we hope visitors will learn about themselves, and make connections to important contemporary issues.

 NCSML is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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