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Friday, February 10, 2017

F/T - Cataloging & Donations Mgmt Librarian, Leo Baeck Inst (NY)

Cataloging and Donations Management Librarian – full time - Leo Baeck Institute Library, New York

The Leo Baeck Institute, located at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, New York), is seeking a full time Cataloging and Donations management librarian.  

The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to preserving the history of German-speaking Jews. Its 80,000-volume library and extensive archival and art collections represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on German-speaking Jewish communities. It is one of five partner organizations at the Center for Jewish History. For more information about the Leo Baeck Institute, please visit our website at


Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Cataloging and Donations Management Librarian 

Performs copy and original cataloging of print and non-print materials published in German and English, based on RDA, MARC21, and Library of Congress cataloging standards
Manages all aspects of library donations, including checking lists, processing donated items, and maintaining donor correspondence
Provides training in cataloging and other skills to other staff members as needed
Assists with collections development and performs other professional  duties as needed
Proactively participates in library projects to maximize access and improve data quality 
Streamlines cataloging procedures and participates in relevant committees 
Compiles statistics and reports to monitor progress
Provides occasional reference services related to the German-speaking Jewish communities


Full time Monday – Friday 


Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
Solid reading knowledge of German required
Strong cataloging and technical skills
Proficiency with OCLC Connexion and  Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system  or similar library systems
Interest in German-Jewish history 
Fast learner, detail oriented, and accurate
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills
Flexible, self-motivated,  and proactive
The ability to work well independently or as a team member

Desirable qualification

Working knowledge of Hebrew 

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits will commensurate with qualifications and experience 


Please send your cover letter and résumé to Ginger Barna, Head Librarian (