Project Manager & Cataloger-LAC Group
LAC Group is seeking an experienced Project Manager and Cataloger for a contract within a prestigious federal library in Washington, D.C. The role consists of overseeing a small team of library catalogers (1-3 individuals maximum), while simultaneously working on one or more cataloging projects. This is a full-time term position and must be performed on-site.
Responsibilities as Project Manager:
Serve as the single point of contact between federal cataloging management (especially COR), LAC management, and a small onsite LAC team (1-3 catalogers, depending on project requirements).
Plan and execute logistics for a variety of new cataloging projects, as needed by the client, including for collections dispersed over multiple locations.
Manage ongoing concurrent projects of varying scale, including with remote team members.
Maintain monthly cataloging production targets; as needed identify and implement changes to maximize production efficiency.
Serve as source of expertise, support and guidance for project catalogers.
Assist with the creation and verification of an Excel-based monthly invoice.
Actively document new processes, procedures and policies as needed, and place those documents in a shared knowledge base.
Responsibilities as Cataloger:
Create original and copy catalog records for historical and modern material, primarily monographs and serials.
Research and apply AACR2 and RDA standards for monographs and serials, while creating original records or upgrading copy cataloging records to I Level (OCLC full level) standards.
Assign Library of Congress call numbers and subject headings.
Apply both local (institution-specific) and national best practices for quality cataloging content.
Research and understand a wide and diverse range of subjects, including multiple scientific fields, art, and history.
Ability to work with multiple Western European languages strongly preferred
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
Three years minimum of cataloging experience.
Experience managing teams in a library or other environment.
Ability to manage remote employees.
Experience creating and documenting workflows.
Experience with AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Library of Congress Classification.
Ability to work with non-English material strongly preferred, primarily in Western European languages.
Some physical lifting and handling of boxes of books weighing up to 25 pounds is expected.
Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Familiarity with cataloging in non-Latin alphabets such as Cyrillic or Greek