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Japanese Language Cataloger-LAC Group

  • 17 Apr 2019 5:44 PM
    Message # 7291386

    Position Title

    Japanese Language Cataloger-LAC Group

    Position Description

    LAC Group is seeking an experienced Japanese Language Cataloger for a major Federal library in the DC area. The cataloger will provide original and copy cataloging in addition to providing support on various physical processing of library items. The candidate must be familiar with AACR2, RDA, and MARC21 formats as they pertain to monographs, serials, and A/V. This role requires the ability to work at a quick pace and with close attention to detail.This is a 1-year term, full-time or part-time position, with benefits. Work must be performed on-site during business hours.

    Position Responsibilities
    Perform original (including complex) and copy cataloging of Japanese language materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use
    Interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials
    Maintain authority records and perform needed authority work in the database
    Consult with libraries in order to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials
    Provide inventory support
    Develop and deliver training programs to member library staff and others
    Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal staff, staff from member libraries, and other relevant community leaders
    Keep records of inquiries, complaints, and comments as well as actions that are taken for members
    Provide accurate and timely information in a language and format that is easily understood by members and colleagues
    Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records
    Loads MARC record files for member libraries and communicates necessary changes
    Maintain the integrity of the integrated library system through authority file control

    MLS is not required but is preferred
    Must have 3 years of cataloging experience
    Ability to catalog in English and Japanese a must. Ability to catalog in other foreign languages, particularly East Asian languages, is a plus
    Must be proficient in the Japanese language; Native Japanese highly preferred
    Experience in cataloging art and scientific materials are preferred
    Must have experience using the RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards
    Minimal training is available
    Must be able to physically process library material: create and affix spine labels
    Able to pass a background check

    Application Process



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