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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

German Copy Cataloger, Leo Baeck Inst (New York

German Copy Cataloger - 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 German Copy Cataloger. 

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 German Copy Cataloger

§  Performs copy cataloging of print and non-print materials in German and English, based on RDA, MARC 21, and Library of Congress cataloging standards

§  Manages all aspects of book donations, including checking lists, processing donated items, and maintaining donor correspondence

§  Assists with collection development and performs other duties as needed

§  Proactively participates in library projects to maximize access and improve data quality

§  Compiles statistics and reports to monitor progress

§  Provides occasional reference services related to the German-speaking Jewish communities


§  Full time Monday – Friday


§  Solid reading knowledge of German

§  Strong cataloging and technical skills

§  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 qualifications

§  Proficiency with OCLC Connexion and  Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system  or similar library systems

§  Working knowledge of Hebrew

Salary and benefits will commensurate with qualifications and experience
Please send your cover letter and résumé to Ginger Barna, Head Librarian (