Foreign Language Cataloger-LAC Group
LAC Group is seeking a Foreign Language Cataloger to work at a prestigious federal agency on Capitol Hill. The selected Cataloger will process titles in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and/or Turkish by supplying required metadata in MARC21-compliant bibliographic records. Hours for this role are flexible and can be either full-time or part-time.
Utilize the Library's ILS using knowledge of standard cataloging tools such as Resource Description & Access (RDA), the RDA Toolkit, Cataloger's Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC21, etc. to supply the required bibliographic information.
Search each title to be processed to prevent the creation of duplicate records, process duplicate copies, and check authority control of headings used in access points.
Complete the cataloging in the bibliographic record for foreign language titles in any subject area, following the bibliographic record content guidelines
Supply the required descriptive elements and Library of Congress Subject Headings for single-part monographic materials being cataloged.
Provide dual-script descriptive cataloging data (in the original script and in transliteration) for Russian language titles, with transliterations conforming to the ALA-LC Romanization Tables for Russian.
Identify and refer to staff any headings requiring authority work (name, title, or subject) for the materials being cataloged; contractor is not required to perform authority work.
Exercise care in the handling of Library materials to avoid loss or damage.
Intermediate reading and writing ability of both English and foreign language skills for reading, analyzing and transcribing the works in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and/or Turkish
1+ years of cataloging or metadata experience including working knowledge of library databases, OCLC, AACR2, LC and Dewey Classification;
Must have expert knowledge of Resource Description & Access (RDA), the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21, etc.
Familiarity with the use of Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit are also required.
Knowledge of Cyrillic script and letters is highly desired;
Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard cataloging practices and applications in Voyager.
Focused attention to detail and the ability to follow standard procedures in the physical handling and processing of materials