Cataloguing Assistant

John Carter Brown Library

Providence, RI

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 26th, 2023

Wages

$20.00 to $31.00 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Providence, RI

Hours

37.50

MLS

Preferred

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Academic

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Job Description

The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University is a world renowned center for research focused on the early Americas (15th-19th centuries) and based on its exceptional collections; the JCB supports research and researchers through its digital initiatives, fellowships and programs including for Brown faculty and students and communities locally and around the world. The JCB is committed to expert cataloging of its collection; its robust cataloging program has been long recognized for leading early modern bibliographic information and cataloging practices.

Responsibilities:

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB) seeks a Cataloging Assistant to join its growing team. Working with JCB staff across departments, and reporting to the Head of Cataloging Services, the Cataloging Assistant will support the library’s essential discovery and access work through cataloging and digitization.  The Cataloging Assistant will be responsible for preparing call flags, bookplates, and housing for are materials, and cataloging for reference works.  The Cataloging Assistant will also support the Head of Cataloging Services with accession processing and original cataloging for newly acquired items in the JCB collection.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a humanities-related field, or an equivalent level of education and experience
  • MLS preferred
  • Experience and/ or demonstrated aptitude for working with rare materials
  • Experience and/ or demonstrated aptitude for working in a research environment

Competencies

  • Capable of cataloguing reference books using RDA, MARC
  • Understanding of integrated library systems
  • Ability to work with Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Excel
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude for handling rare materials in a careful and considerate manner
  • Understanding of policies and practices within the special collections library world
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
  • Some knowledge of languages other than English desirable

Additional Information:

Applicant are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Recruiting Start Date:

2022-11-04-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Cataloging Assistant

Department:

John Carter Brown Library

Grade:

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Position Classification:

Onsite

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Additional Info & Requirements

The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University is a world renowned center for research focused on the early Americas (15th-19th centuries) and based on its exceptional collections; the JCB supports research and researchers through its digital initiatives, fellowships and programs including for Brown faculty and students and communities locally and around the world. The JCB is committed to expert cataloging of its collection; its robust cataloging program has been long recognized for leading early modern bibliographic information and cataloging practices.

Links

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Posted Nov 28, 2022