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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Temp - Cataloging Librarian - SVA

POSITION TITLE: Cataloging Librarian (Temporary)*
Date Available*: *July 2009

Reports to Director, Visual Arts Library

Work Schedule: Late June/early July 2009-December 23, 2009
Flexible hours, either full-time or part-time

Position Overview: The Cataloging Librarian (Temporary) will catalog
and classify new materials for the Visual Arts Library collection;
manage the daily cataloging workflow of the Technical Services
Department; and perform other departmental duties as required by


* Original and copy cataloging of monographs and serials in both
print and non-print formats (sound and video recordings,
electronic resources, etc.) in accordance with standard national
guidelines. Performs authority maintenance and subject analysis.
* Assists in all phases of local database cleanup: non-standard
records for special materials such as exhibition catalogs, comic
books, film scripts, theses, etc.
* In charge of authority control, including materials cataloged by
paraprofessional staff.
* Responsible for checking, correcting, or revising the work of
paraprofessionals, as necessary.
* Light database maintenance, as needed.
* Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


* MLS required (ALA-accredited).
* Minimum of 2 years original cataloging experience in an academic
or research environment.
* Demonstrated experience in the cataloging of non-print materials,
including electronic resources.
* In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC.
* Experience with OCLC.
* Experience with ExLibris Voyager.
* Supervisory experience, preferably within a technical services
* Art subject cataloging experience preferred.

Salary: $25 - $30 per hour

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader
and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947,
the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and
art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures
creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to
develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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Please indicate your preference for a full-time or part-time schedule.

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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