Catalogers – LAC Federal – Washington, DC

LAC Federal is seeking experienced Catalogers (P/T or F/T) to provide high quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  Work may be done on-site at the government’s facility or virtually.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Create or upgrade BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings

Qualifications for Cataloger 1:

  • MLS or MLIS from an accredited institution
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail

Qualifications for Cataloger 2: (In addition to Cataloger 1 qualification must have the below)

  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Extensive experience with P-PT classification tables
  • Ability to interpret and follow all RDA, PCC, and LC cataloging standards
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/Eqzdw2

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