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Cataloging Internship at The Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Research Library

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, is offering an unpaid internship for a library science student interested in the field of cataloging. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our book collection, which covers subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. Projects involve modifying and enhancing existing bibliographic records, copy-cataloging, and authority work, but may be tailored to the strengths and/or interests of the individual intern.
The preferred candidate is a motivated problem solver with an interest in cataloging. Applicants should have some practical experience with copy cataloging and the use of authority files. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and will feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials in various languages. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required. Hands-on experience with OCLC Connexion and the Voyager library system is a plus. Experience with art-related subject matter is preferred but not necessary.
Ability to commit to at least 10–15 hours/week is preferred, but we can offer some flexibility regarding terms and hours. This internship is unpaid, but we will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting.
Learning Opportunities
  • Gain experience in the area of cataloging and authority control
  • Gain knowledge of the intricacies of collections management
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum library
Potential Activities (Other duties may be assigned)
  • Perform copy-cataloging of books
  • Maintain the name and subject authority files and reconcile bibliographic records as needed
  • Enhance previously cataloged records with table of contents notes
  • Identify and relocate preservation copies of books in specified call number ranges
  • Check the local subject heading card file against OCLC and identify headings to submit through SACO
Work & Educational Requirements
  • Interest in the cataloging profession
  • Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
  • Coursework/experience in descriptive cataloging and classification
  • Familiarity with library catalogs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work with foreign language materials
  • Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart
To Apply
Currently accepting applications for the Summer 2014 term.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to interns@cmog.org.

 


Arlisnappers: Which resources do you use for cataloging?

One of our members has a request for some advice. For those of you who have done cataloging in an art library setting, which resources do you use for reference? Which websites, books, or other materials have you found useful as you’ve learned to catalog? In our list of cataloging resources on the right sidebar of the blog, we currently have the Getty Vocabulary Program and the Library of Congress Authorities. Which other resources would you recommend for beginner catalogers?

Leave us a comment on the blog or on our Facebook page. Your fellow members thank you!

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Paid Internship Post: Northwestern University Library

Metadata Internship: 2012

Northwestern University Library has an archival collection that requires the generation and/or clean-up of metadata for an EAD finding aid.

Background information:
Item level cataloging for 1044 photographs held in the Vernon McKay papers in the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. The photographs visually document about 25 African countries in the immediate pre- or post-independence eras. The vast majority of the photographs were issued by either outgoing colonial information departments or the newly independent government ministries of information. Many of the photographs have detailed contemporary labels. The photographs are an extraordinary resource that document political, social, educational, economic, industrial and public health development.

An EAD finding aid describing the 121 boxes of documents and other materials in the McKay collection was completed several years ago. This finding aids notes four boxes of photographs, but does not describe the photographs individually. The job will involve transcribing information accompanying the photographs or, in some cases, providing titles and other descriptive information where none currently exists. The intern will enter this and other descriptive metadata into the Library’s archival management system, Archon (http://www.archon.org/), which will export a properly formatted finding aid in EAD XML that will be accessible through the Library’s web site (http://www.library.northwestern.edu/libraries-collections/evanston-campus/university-archives/holdings/finding-aids).

The applicant must have an interest in cataloging/metadata. This is a 20-hour per week, paid internship. Relocation reimbursement and on campus housing is not available. The internship will begin June 2012, last fourteen weeks, and be located in Northwestern University Library in Evanston, IL.

Please send cover letter and resume to n-finzer@northwestern.edu,

Nicole Finzer, Visual Resources Librarian Digital Collections, Library Technology Division, Northwestern University Library


Job Posting: AudioVisual Preservation Solutions – Project Cataloger

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions – Project Cataloger

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions is seeking a short-term project cataloger to work on an audiovisual collection inventory. The position, ideal for current students and recent graduates of moving image archive studies or library science programs, would begin in early March and be full time for approximately 2 weeks. The ability to identify video and audio formats is an absolute must! The full commitment is required, as is an understanding of the basic principles of cataloging. Familiarity with generation types or production of broadcast materials is preferable. You must be computer and PC literate, able to work with basic image software, perform detail-oriented work of an often repetitive nature, work self-directedly, and follow concepts of controlled vocabularies and other cataloging needs. The work will take place at the AVPS offices located near Penn Station. This is a short-term position only.

 

AVPS is a full service media preservation and information management consulting firm providing effective individualized solutions in the areas of collection assessment, metadata management, digital preservation, facilities, workflows, and more. We work with national and international clients in universities, government, broadcasting, cultural arts, museums, and both the corporate and non-profit sectors to help ensure the preservation and long-term access to the valuable media and data they collect or create.

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to miwa@avpreserve.com

No phone calls please.


Job Posting: Assistant Visual Resource Manager (AAOA), Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Assistant Visual Resource Manager, AAOA

General Description:

Under the direction of the Collections Manager, the Assistant Visual Resource Manager will be responsible for arranging, describing, and cataloging the collections of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Visual Resource Archive (AAOA VRA). A successful candidate will work closely with the Museum Archivist and the Collections Management staff in the Digital Media Department to establish and maintain archival and cataloguing standards for the Museum. Incumbent will create processing plans, arrange, house, and describe the records; create detailed online finding aids and catalog records; assist patrons of the collections and respond to collections queries, and seek out additional methods for online presentation of the collections to the public. Background research on collections to be undertaken with the aid of departmental curators, when necessary.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Responsible for the identification, arrangement, inventory, organization, and preservation of photographs and manuscript materials so they are accessible for reference
• Maintain national archival standards and utilize specific archival training to catalog archival collections
• Create finding aids for individual collections
• Provide reference assistance and answer research queries of museum staff and outside researchers
• Train and supervise volunteers and interns in the care, processing, and digitization of photograph collections
• Undertake collections surveys and identify possible funding to improve presentation and access of collections
• Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications

Experience and Skills:

• 3-5 years of professional experience processing archives, personal papers, or manuscripts
• Successfully demonstrated experience applying processing and descriptive standards including DACS, EAD, and MARC-XML
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office
• Proficiency with The Museum System (TMS) preferred
• Basic knowledge of the preservation and conservation practices for historical records
• Strong interpersonal skills, writing, and historical research skills

Knowledge and Education:

• Masters Degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science with a concentration in archives administration, special collections, or related discipline with coursework and experience in the care and management of historical photograph collections
• Demonstrated knowledge of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and other professional standards
• Background in art history preferred

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to employoppty@metmuseum.org with the position title in the subject line.

Job Posting: Cataloger/Librarian at the Brooklyn Museum

BROOKLYN MUSEUM LIBRARY POSITION                                             

POSITION :    Cataloger/Librarian 

DEPARTMENT : Libraries/Archives 

REQUIREMENTS : M.L.S./MSLIS,  extensive experience with library automated systems especially Millennium and OCLC Connexion. Experience with cataloging research materials related to art history.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct search of items in the Institutional Files and in the Archives to ascertain rarity and to catalog these publications on the item level (original or copy cataloging). Focus will be on publications on Brooklyn art or artists. Authority work and data cleanup will be involved.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: 7-14 hours a week within a Monday through Friday 9 – 5 schedule

August – October 2011

Deadline for applications: July 29th, 2011

Please send cover letter and resume to: 

job.pt.cataloger@brooklynmuseum.org

Applicants for positions at the Brooklyn Museum are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.  Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  The Immigration and Control Act (1986) requires that all hires be in conformity with the law.


Job Posting: Weekend/Evening Librarian at School of Visual Arts

 

DATE AVAILABLE: September 2011
JOB TITLE: Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO: Head of Reference Services

 

SCHEDULE: Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)

 

Hours: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) and Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to 9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)

 

SALARY: $ 26.00 per hour

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

· Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.

 

· Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the technical services/systems librarian.

 

· Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.

 

· Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.

 

· Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

· MLS degree and graduate-level Art History degree, or strong background in art & design history

 

· Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening

 

· Experience using online art and design databases

 

· Excellent customer services skills

 

· Cataloging experience, preferably with a variety of formats, in an academic environment

 

· In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC

 

· Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred

 

· Ability to work independently

 

· Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA. Visit http://www.sva.edu/workingatsva

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu. No walk-ins please.

 

 

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization

Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization

Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series
Book Editors: Dr. Jung-ran Park, Assistant Professor, The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA & Dr. Lynne C. Howarth, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
Accepted Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2011 

INTRODUCTION

New information standards and digital library technologies are being developed at a rapid pace as diverse communities of practice seek new ways to organize massive quantities of digital resources. Today’s environment creates an increased demand for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice in information organization. New Directions in Information Organization, co-edited by Drs. Jung-ran Park and Lynne Howarth, seeks to provide a better understanding of future directions, leading edge theories, and models for research and practice in information organization. This book also seeks to provide readers with the current state of the digital information revolution with associated opportunities and challenges to information organization.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: new generation library catalogs, Resource Description and Access (RDA), classification systems and/or theory, metadata standards and/or applications, semi-automatic metadata generation and management, Semantic Web, linked data, social tagging, markup language (e.g., XML), Web 2.0 modules and social networking in relation to information organization and user access, information architecture, and open access.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal by April 30, 2011 detailing the background and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal. Full chapters (7500-9000 words) are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts are due on May 1, 2012.

INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS can be forwarded electronically to the book editors:

Dr. Jung-ran Park - jung-ran.park@ischool.drexel.edu 

Dr. Lynne C. Howarth -lynne.howarth@utoronto.ca

(h/t: a library writer’s blog)


Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, Vatican Film Library

Assistant Librarian, Vatican Film Library

Institution: Saint Louis University
Posted: April 3, 2011
Location: Missouri
Employment Level: Non tenure track
Website: http://libraries.slu.edu
Application Deadline: June 1, 2011
Category: Library/ information sciences
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Library: Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service seeks applicants for a full-time (12-month), non-tenure-track appointment as Assistant Librarian in the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, a unit within the Department of Special Collections of the Saint Louis University Libraries. Reporting to the Director of the Vatican Film Library, this position combines both cataloging and public service duties.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, Master’s degree in a relevant area of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, knowledge of AACR2R, MARC21, LCSH, and genre/form thesauri and experience cataloging using OCLC and an integrated library system, previous experience working with medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and knowledge of scholarly manuscript cataloging conventions, and reading knowledge of Latin and one or more European languages.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (address, telephone, e-mail) of three current professional references to http://jobs.slu.edu (Requisition Number 20110230). All other correspondence regarding this position can be sent to Search Committee Assistant Librarian, VFL, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. For a detailed job description and information about Pius XII Memorial Library see http://libraries.slu.edu.

For information on the Vatican Film Library see http://libraries.slu.edu/special/vfl. Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.


Temporary Part-Time Cataloging Librarian, Elgin, IL

Immediate Temporary Part-Time Cataloging Librarian Position

Due to a promotion, Elgin Community College Library has an immediate opening for a temporary (3-months with possibility of extension) part-time cataloger. The position is for 21 hours per week and is responsible for cataloging, classification and assignment of subject headings using OCLC and Dewey. This person will help with materials selection, may provide reference service back-up and library instruction.

There is an opportunity for an additional 90 grant-funded hours to work on a digitization project doing cataloging and metadata creation.

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Library Science and experience with OCLC. Innovative Interfaces and academic library experience are a plus. Minimum salary is $30 per hour.

Please send resume and letter indicating interest to:

Dr. Mi Hu
Dean, Academic Development and Learning Resources
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123


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