Culpeper, VA: Librarian (Cataloging) (term), Library of Congress Moving Image Section
Library of Congress
The Librarian (Cataloger) position reports to the Processing Unit Head, Moving
Image Section, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library
Services. The MBRS Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing,
preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the moving image and
sound recording collections of the Library of Congress. Content contained on a
variety of moving image and sound recording formats and in a number of
different languages is cataloged, including associated documentation
pertaining to or describing the collections.
The incumbent catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring
specialized knowledge. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties
for a variety of moving image materials. Resolves problems promptly and
independently, involving the supervisor on only the most difficult problems
and assists in ensuring that records are compatible with appropriate national
and international standards. The incumbent trains and reviews the work of
technicians, temporary staff, interns, and catalogers functioning at lower
levels of proficiency in the cataloging and processing duties assigned them.
This position is located in the Processing Unit, Moving Image Section, MBRS
Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 337471.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the
Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under
this vacancy announcement.
Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized
knowledge. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety
of National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) moving image materials.
Performs original cataloging and catalog maintenance activities according to
specified standards and guidelines in support of digital preservation and
access initiatives. Assigns the title of the work and its various
instantiations on a single bibliographic record. Establishes new personal and
corporate names, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name
authority file. Provides subject and genre/form analysis. Provides succinct
but detailed summaries of contents and/or scope notes for moving images.
Performs research in the reference collection, in online databases, in the
World Wide Web, and/or collections of the Library.
Analyzes NAVCC moving image materials to determine their relationship to the
existing collections, for proper title main entry, and the need for added
entries. Assists in ensuring that records are compatible with appropriate
national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging
rules and emerging metadata standards. Establishes and recommends new subject
and genre/form headings, with appropriate cross references for inclusion in
the subject and genre/form authority file. Revises bibliographic records and
authority records. Analyzes and organizes specialized information that
pertains to moving image materials. In collaboration with unit head,
evaluates, selects, and adapts procedures and processes for assigned content
areas. Assesses strategies for mapping metadata received from other sources
into a standard system. Determines strategies for describing materials with
incomplete or conflicting information.
Trains and reviews the work of technicians, temporary staff, interns, and
catalogers functioning at lower levels of proficiency in the cataloging and
processing duties assigned them. Conducts analysis of the training needs and
services for special projects as assigned by managers. Makes recommendations
on policies for training programs. Prepares technical manuals, training
manuals, and/or user manuals. Updates existing materials to reflect new
developments and modifications in policies and processes.