Project Rare Book Cataloger 5371BR Provost The Wallace Center - Cary Library
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band:
Detailed Job Description The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a Project Rare Book Cataloger to catalog pre-1925 type specimens (printed catalogs of printing type, ornaments, borders, etc.) that are in the form of books, pamphlets, and broadsides. This grant-funded position is full-time for a period of four months.
Create original MARC cataloging records for rare and archival materials found in the pre-1925 type specimen collection of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection and RIT Libraries. Upload and maintain these records to the Library's online catalog and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).
Perform copy cataloging and complex editing of existing records.
Adhere to local and international cataloging standards for the rare and archival materials found in The Wallace Library's cultural collections including the application of DCRM (Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials), USMARC 21 (current edition of United States machine-readable cataloging), AACR2-R (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed., 2005 revision,) Resource Description and Access (RDA), and Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRI). This also includes the assignment of Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) terms and the Rare Book & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association's Academic and College Research Libraries' Division vocabularies, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and additional access points and description to facilitate patron searches in the online library catalog.
Handle rare printed materials safely, according to guidelines provided by the Rare Book & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) and under the guidance of the Cary curators.
Required Minimum Qualifications EXPERIENCE Minimum of three months of cataloging experience in an academic library or special collections library
Knowledge of RDA, AACR2r standards; LCSH, MARC21 formats
Experience in using a bibliographic utility (familiarity with OCLCs Connexion Client preferred)
Experience in using the cataloging functions of an ILS (familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Sierra or Millennium ILS preferred)
Advanced degree: Master's degree in library science or archival study
One or more years minimum of cataloging experience in an academic library or special collections library
Knowledge of DCRM(B), and the AATand RBMS vocabularies
Experience with safely handling rare materials
Familiarity with typefaces and printing history
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
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